Maldives Population 2020 (Live)

543,328
Loading...

From 1905 to 1960, the population remained around 100,000 before starting to climb after independence. The population doubled by 1978, and its growth rate peaked at 3.4% in 1985. Maldives reached a population of 299,000 at the 2006 census.

The Maldive Islands has very little room for more growth, as it is already the 11th most densely populated country on the world and has less than 300 square kilometers of land. The country's fertility rate has fallen from 6.4 births per woman in 1990 to just 2.8 in 2000, while the share of older people has grown. Maldives is expected to continue its modest growth rate of 2% for the near future.

The current population of Maldives is 543,328, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 540,544.

Maldives Growth Rate

Loading...

Maldives Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Male103,693
Fuvahmulah11,140
Hithadhoo9,927
Kulhudhuffushi9,500
Thinadhoo6,376
Naifaru5,044
Dhidhdhoo3,039
Viligili2,925
Funadhoo2,900
Eydhafushi2,808

Maldives Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020540,5441.81%1801.811738
2019530,9532.96%1769.841738
2018515,6963.89%1718.991738
2017496,4024.39%1654.671738
2016475,5124.53%1585.041738
2015454,9154.46%1516.381738
2010365,7342.73%1219.1117710
2005319,6082.73%1065.3617811
2000279,3981.91%931.3317911
1995254,1392.63%847.1318011
1990223,1583.32%743.8617911
1985189,5373.67%631.7917910
1980158,2723.02%527.5717911
1975136,4173.35%454.7218112
1970115,6912.41%385.6418213
1965102,7182.71%342.3918114
196089,8632.43%299.5418116
195579,7031.57%265.6818114
195073,7120.00%245.7118014

Maldives Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020540,5441.81%1801.811738
2025522,128-0.69%1740.431738
2030519,341-0.11%1731.141738
2035538,1660.71%1793.891738
2040556,2770.66%1854.261738
2045573,1310.60%1910.441738
2050586,1000.45%1953.671738
2055593,0040.23%1976.681738
2060593,3160.01%1977.721758
2065587,943-0.18%1959.811768
2070578,006-0.34%1926.691768
2075564,381-0.48%1881.271768
2080548,118-0.58%1827.0617710
2085530,761-0.64%1769.2017711
2090514,606-0.62%1715.3517712
2095501,216-0.53%1670.7217712

Maldives Population by Year (Projections)

Maldives Population Pyramid 2020

Loading...

Maldives Median Age

28.2


Total

28.1


Male

28.3


Female

Maldives Population by Age

There are 410,561 adults in Maldives.

Maldives Population Pyramid

The Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea region. The country is made up of 27 atolls between the Chagos Archipelago and Minicoy Island, 250 miles southwest of India. The largest city and capital in the Maldives is Male, with an estimated population of 63,000. This is followed by Addu City (32,000) and Fuvahmulah (12,000). These are the only cities with a population surpassing 10,000.

Maldives Demographics

The people of the Maldives have an identity that is a blend of the cultures of people who settled on the islands. It is believed the earliest inhabitants were from Sri Lanka and southern India. The Maldives people are ethnically related to those of the Indian subcontinent and are ethnically known as Dhivehi.

There are about 70,000 foreign workers in the Maldives, as well as 33,000 illegal immigrants, who make up about one-third of the total population. Most workers and immigrants are from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

About Maldives