Malta Population 2022 (Live)

533,366
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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.

The current population of Malta is 533,366 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 533,286.

Malta Growth Rate

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Malta Population 2022 (Live)

Malta Population Clock

Malta Population (as of 9/18/2022)533,366
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)533,286
Births per Day3
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day1
Population Change Since Jan. 1261

Components of Population Change

One birth every 480 minutes0%
One death every 720 minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes0%

Malta Population Clock

Name Population
Birkirkara21,676
Qormi18,230
Mosta17,789
Zabbar15,030
San Pawl il-Bahar14,057
Fgura12,877
San Gwann12,346
Zejtun11,549
Rabat11,470
Sliema11,318

Malta Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
1955323,5962.08%1011.241586
1960337,6280.85%1055.091606
1965326,401-0.67%1020.001626
1970315,414-0.68%985.671667
1975319,6190.27%998.811677
1980333,5870.86%1042.461687
1985349,1180.91%1090.991717
1990365,3920.92%1141.851727
1995381,8490.89%1193.281746
2000399,2120.89%1247.541756
2005410,2080.55%1281.901736
2010418,7550.41%1308.611737
2015456,5791.75%1426.811748
2017479,4972.52%1498.431748
2018491,5862.52%1536.211748
2019503,6352.45%1573.861758
2020515,3582.33%1610.491748
2021526,7482.41%1646.091748
2022533,2862.15%1666.521748

Malta Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025538,2970.88%1682.181748
2030543,4250.19%1698.201748
2035542,874-0.02%1696.481748
2040537,574-0.20%1679.921758
2045530,247-0.27%1657.021768
2050522,737-0.29%1633.551799
2055515,104-0.29%1609.701799
2060506,713-0.33%1583.4817911
2065496,148-0.42%1550.4617911
2070482,048-0.57%1506.4017911
2075464,555-0.74%1451.7318011
2080445,138-0.85%1391.0618111
2085425,889-0.88%1330.9018112
2090408,981-0.81%1278.0718313
2095395,791-0.65%1236.8518313
2023535,0641.71%1672.081748
2024536,7401.28%1677.311748

Malta Population by Year (Projections)

Malta Population Pyramid 2022

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Malta Median Age

42.3


Total

41.2


Male

43.5


Female

Malta Population by Age

There are 450,330 people over age 18 in Malta.

Census Years

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

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 - General Info

  1. National Statistics Office
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

Sources