Seychelles Population 2017

94,737

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is a 155-island nation in the Indian Ocean. The capital of Victoria is about 932 miles east of mainland Southeast Africa. In 2017, the estimated population of Seychelles is 94,737, which ranks 195th in the world.

At the 2012 census, Seychelles had a population of 90,000, which is estimated to have grown to 94,737. Like many island nations, Seychelles is densely populated with 186 people per square kilometers (483/sq mi), which ranks 60th in the world. The capital and largest city, Victoria, has a population of 25,000, or more than 25% of the country's population.

Seychelles Demographics

During the British control of Seychelles, French upper class were allowed to retain their land, and both French and British settlers used African slaves and later indentured Indian servants, despite the British prohibition on slavery in 1835. This led to a small minority population of Indians on the island, as well as Chinese, and the Gran'bla ("big whites") of French origin controlling politics and the economy.

Today, there are descendants of the Indian, Chinese and Gran'bla making up ethnic communities in Seychelles, although most people are of black African origin, often with mixed European or Asian heritage. Seychelles has no indigenous population, and the current population is composed of immigrants and their descendants.

The ethnic breakdown is 93% Seychellois Creole, 3% British, 1.8% French, 0.5% Chinese, 0.3% Indian and 1.2% other.

Most Seychelles are Christians, with 82% of the population adhering to Roman Catholicism. 2% of the population practices Hinduism while 1% practices Islam.

Seychelles Population in 2018Source: Spyder Monkey

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Seychelles Population Growth

The population of Seychelles has grown rather steadily since the 1960's, and it is currently growing at a rate of 0.4% per year, adding just one or two thousand people each year. This trend of very slow growth is expected to continue.

About Seychelles

Official NameRepublic of Seychelles
Languages SpokenSeychellois Creole, French, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-4.5833333355.66666666
Currencies UsedSCR

Seychelles Population Density

Name Population
Victoria22,881
Anse Boileau4,183
Bel Ombre4,163
Beau Vallon4,142
Cascade4,088
Anse Royale3,818
Takamaka2,580
Port Glaud2,174

Seychelles Population Clock

What is the population of Seychelles (as of 11/15/2017)?94,737
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)94,737
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

Seychelles Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 15.984 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.681 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.176 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.65 years
Male Life Expectancy 69.479 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.515 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.233 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.058 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 8.459 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 10.614 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.583 years
Rate of Natural Increase 8.035
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.085%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.455%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.589%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.297%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 24.112%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.751%
Median Age (Total) 34.9 years
Median Age (Female) 35.5 years
Median Age (Male) 34.4 years

Seychelles Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201794,73749.28%50.72%2100.53%
201593,74249.55%50.44%2070.51%
201091,40551.57%48.42%2020.59%
200588,74449.97%50.04%1961.80%
200081,15149.81%50.19%1801.13%
199576,70350.05%49.95%1701.67%
199070,62449.88%50.12%1560.22%
198569,83650.47%49.55%1551.05%
198066,29450.47%49.52%1472.16%
197559,59050.62%49.38%1322.62%
197052,36550.10%49.90%1162.28%
196546,77249.44%50.54%1032.40%
196041,54048.95%51.05%921.32%
195538,90948.28%51.72%861.38%
195036,32547.49%52.51%800.00%

Seychelles Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202096,11249.32%50.68%2130.00%
202597,41449.04%50.96%2160.27%
203098,01048.75%51.25%2170.12%
203598,24148.49%51.51%2170.05%
204098,18548.31%51.69%217-0.01%
204597,72148.22%51.77%216-0.09%
205096,64348.24%51.76%214-0.22%
205595,01748.35%51.65%210-0.34%
206093,07648.53%51.47%206-0.41%
206591,11648.76%51.24%202-0.42%
207089,30349.00%51.00%198-0.40%
207587,67749.23%50.79%194-0.37%
208086,20549.39%50.60%191-0.34%
208584,79549.52%50.47%188-0.33%
209083,39749.61%50.39%185-0.33%
209581,92649.65%50.33%181-0.36%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer