Malta Population 2024 (Live)

536,780

Malta's population is aging, like most EU countries, and this is expected to worsen in the coming years. The country has a total fertility rate of 1.53 children per woman, below the replacement rate of 2.1. By 2025, the population of Malta is expected to hit 424,000.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
320
The current population of Malta is 536,780 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 536,740.

Malta Growth Rate

Malta Population Clock

Malta Population (as of 7/9/2024)536,780
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)536,740
Births per Day13
Deaths per Day11
Migrations per Day2
Net Change per Day4
Population Change Since Jan. 1764

Components of Population Change

One birth every 110.77 minutes
One death every 130.92 minutes
One immigrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 360 minutes

Malta Population Clock

Malta Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Birkirkara21,676
Qormi18,230
Mosta17,789
Zabbar15,030
San Pawl il-Bahar14,057
Saint John12,346
Fgura11,676
Zejtun11,549
Sliema11,318
Haz-Zebbug11,063

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024536,7401.28%1,6771748
2023535,0641.71%1,6721748
2020515,3582.33%1,6101748
2019503,6352.45%1,5741758
2018491,5862.52%1,5361748
2017479,4972.52%1,4981748
2015456,5791.75%1,4271748
2010418,7550.41%1,3091737
2005410,2080.55%1,2821736
2000399,2120.89%1,2481756
1995381,8490.89%1,1931746
1990365,3920.92%1,1421727
1985349,1180.91%1,0911717
1980333,5870.86%1,0421687
1975319,6190.27%9991677
1970315,414-0.68%9861667
1965326,401-0.67%1,0201626
1960337,6280.85%1,0551606
1955323,5962.08%1,0111586

Malta Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024536,7401.28%1,6771748
2025538,2970.88%1,6821748
2030543,4250.19%1,6981748
2035542,874-0.02%1,6961748
2040537,574-0.2%1,6801758
2045530,247-0.27%1,6571768
2050522,737-0.29%1,6341799
2055515,104-0.29%1,6101799
2060506,713-0.33%1,58317911
2065496,148-0.42%1,55017911
2070482,048-0.57%1,50617911
2075464,555-0.74%1,45218011
2080445,138-0.85%1,39118111
2085425,889-0.88%1,33118112
2090408,981-0.81%1,27818313
2095395,791-0.65%1,23718313

Malta Population by Year (Projections)

Malta Population Pyramid 2024

Malta Median Age

42.3

Total

41.2

Male

43.5

Female

Malta Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Malta.

Census Years

Year
Date
20212021
201118 December 2011
200511 December 2005
199526 November 1995
198516 November 1985

Malta Population Pyramid

Malta is a southern European country about 50 miles south of Sicily. Malta has just 122 square miles of land and its capital, Valletta, is the smallest capital in the European Union. A popular tourist destination, Malta has some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world. Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, and one of the most densely populated. Its estimated population of 422,000 is spread over just 122 square miles, with a population density of 1,562 people per square kilometer (4,077/sq mi), which ranks 7th in the world. The capital is Valletta, but the largest city is Birkirkara, with a population of 22,000.

Malta Demographics

Native Maltese make up the vast majority of the population at 95%. British are the largest majority, estimated at 1.6%, and many are Britons who have chosen to retire in Malta. All censuses since 1842 have found a slightly higher number of females over males, with the highest ratio in 1957 at 1088:1000.

The Maltese language is the national language, and English (imposed by British occupiers in the 19th century) is also an official language. Malta is one of the most multi-lingual countries in the EU with 100% of the population speaking Maltese, 88% speaking English, 66% speaking Italian and 17% speaking English.

Catholicism is the state religion with a Catholic population of 98%. There is one church for every 1,000 residents.

Malta Population Rank 2024
Country Age
Area (km²)
316
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$22.74
GDP (UN '22)
$18.10 Bn
  1. National Statistics Office
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

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