Malta Population 2023 (Live)


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 534,898 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 535,064.

Malta Growth Rate

Malta Population 2023 (Live)

Malta Population Clock

Malta Population (as of 5/26/2023)534,898
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)535,064
Births per Day13
Deaths per Day11
Migrations per Day2
Net Change per Day5
Population Change Since Jan. 1730

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 288 minutes

Malta Population Clock

Malta Population Density Map


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Malta Population by Year (Historical)


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Malta Population by Year (Projections)

Malta Population Pyramid 2023

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Malta Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Malta.

Census Years

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 (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames