Falkland Islands Population 2020 (Live)

3,480
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The current population of Falkland Islands is 3,480, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 3,480.

Falkland Islands Growth Rate

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Falkland Islands Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Stanley2,213

Falkland Islands Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20203,4803.05%0.29232231
20193,3774.42%0.28232231
20183,2345.41%0.27232231
20173,0684.78%0.25232231
20162,9283.32%0.24232231
20152,834-0.47%0.23232231
20102,901-0.23%0.24232231
20052,9350.30%0.24232231
20002,8923.04%0.24232231
19952,4904.67%0.20232231
19901,9821.39%0.16233231
19851,850-0.04%0.15233231
19801,854-0.52%0.15233231
19751,903-0.91%0.16233231
19701,992-0.84%0.16233231
19652,078-0.68%0.17233231
19602,150-0.50%0.18233230
19552,204-0.49%0.18232230
19502,2590.00%0.19231230

Falkland Islands Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20203,4803.05%0.29232231
20253,466-0.08%0.28232231
20303,436-0.17%0.28232231
20353,389-0.27%0.28232231
20403,339-0.30%0.27232231
20453,291-0.29%0.27232231
20503,243-0.29%0.27232231
20553,182-0.38%0.26232231
20603,119-0.40%0.26232231
20653,058-0.39%0.25232231
20702,996-0.41%0.25232231
20752,951-0.30%0.24232231
20802,903-0.33%0.24232231
20852,862-0.28%0.24232231
20902,812-0.35%0.23232231
20952,767-0.32%0.23232231

Falkland Islands Population by Year (Projections)

The Falkland Islands is an archipelago located on the Patagonia Shelf in the Atlantic Ocean. The Falkland Islands is made up of hundreds of islands. This British Overseas Territory consists of West Falkland, East Falkland, and 776 other smaller islands. The Falkland Islands govern themselves, but the United Kingdom administers defense and foreign affairs. In the 1980s, the Falkland Islands were a British Dependent Territory before becoming a British Overseas Territory in 2002. Falkland Islanders are considered British citizens.

The Falkland Islands are made up of about 4,700 square miles of land. The population is quite small at 3,398 inhabitants. With a population density of less than one person per square mile, this is one of the least densely populated regions in the world.

There are several ethnic groups that live in the Falkland Islands. Native-born residents that are of British descent make up the majority. Other ethnicities found on the island include Scandinavians, Gibraltarians, and French. Approximately 43% of people that live in the Falkland Islands were born there, according to data from the last census taken in 2016.

In the 20th century, the islands were plagued with a loss of population as many people moved overseas to take advantage of better job and educational opportunities. However, this trend has reversed in recent years as more people are coming to the islands from places including the United Kingdom and Chile.

Stanley is the largest settlement of the Falkland Islands, as well as the most populous. There are over 2,000 residents in this settlement. There are more males than females living in the Falkland Islands, with 53% male and 47% percent female residents. The majority of inhabitants are Christian, based on the last census, and is the chosen religion of about 66% of islanders. Most of the remaining inhabitants do not have a religious affiliation, although a very small minority follows other religions including Island and Buddhism.

About Falkland Islands

  1. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer