Malta Population 2020

441,187

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. In 2020, the estimated population is 441,543, which ranks 174th 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 120 minutes
One death every 144 minutes
One net migrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 360 minutes

Malta Population in 2018Source: By Briangotts at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Malta Population Pyramid 2020

Malta Population by Age

There are 365,127 adults in Malta.

Census Years

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

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.

Official NameRepublic of Malta
Languages SpokenEnglish, Maltese
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude35.83, 14.58
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymMaltese
BordersNone
Name Population Location
Birkirkara21,676Map
Qormi18,230Map
Mosta17,789Map
Zabbar15,030Map
San Pawl il-Bahar14,057Map
Saint John12,346Map
Fgura11,676Map
Zejtun11,549Map
Sliema11,318Map
Haz-Zebbug11,063Map
Hamrun10,680Map
Naxxar10,378Map
Marsaskala10,024Map
Attard9,510Map
Paola9,257Map
Zurrieq9,149Map
Birzebbuga8,668Map
Tarxien7,761Map
Siggiewi7,676Map
Gzira7,513Map

Malta Population Clock

The population of Malta (as of 4/2/2020)?441,187
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)441,543
Births Per Day12
Deaths Per Day10
Net Migrations Per Day2
Net Change Per Day4
Population Change Since January 1st372

Malta Population Estimator

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Estimate as of April 2nd 2020 is: 441,257

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020441,54350.15%49.85%1397.291740.27%
2019440,37250.14%49.87%1393.581740.26%
2018439,24850.13%49.87%1390.031740.30%
2017437,93350.11%49.89%1385.861740.42%
2016436,09750.09%49.91%1380.051740.59%
2015433,55950.04%49.96%1372.021740.92%
2010414,25349.63%50.37%1310.931730.47%
2005404,65349.60%50.41%1280.551730.55%
2000393,64549.60%50.40%1245.711730.87%
1995376,89649.38%50.62%1192.711720.81%
1990362,01549.24%50.76%1145.621700.89%
1985346,25049.10%50.90%1095.731690.87%
1980331,49748.59%51.41%1049.041670.56%
1975322,35648.52%51.48%1020.111660.11%
1970320,54548.45%51.55%1014.38164-0.11%
1965322,24248.36%51.64%1019.751620.59%
1960312,97348.46%51.54%990.42160-0.04%
1955313,52648.40%51.60%992.171570.10%
1950312,00349.36%50.64%987.351550.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020441,54350.15%49.85%1397.291740.00%
2025447,18650.25%49.75%1415.151750.25%
2030448,89950.35%49.65%1420.571760.08%
2035446,01650.42%49.58%1411.44176-0.13%
2040440,30850.47%49.53%1393.38179-0.26%
2045433,45950.52%49.48%1371.71180-0.31%
2050426,78750.56%49.44%1350.59180-0.31%
2055420,78450.58%49.42%1331.59181-0.28%
2060414,82450.58%49.42%1312.73181-0.28%
2065408,10150.55%49.45%1291.46181-0.33%
2070400,04150.48%49.52%1265.95181-0.40%
2075390,93750.42%49.58%1237.14181-0.46%
2080381,75450.38%49.63%1208.08181-0.47%
2085373,51250.35%49.65%1182.00181-0.44%
2090366,76950.36%49.64%1160.66181-0.36%
2095361,66850.38%49.62%1144.52181-0.28%
  1. National Statistics Office
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2011 censuses, 2015 official estimate, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality, international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer