Malta Population 2020 (Live)

441,371

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 441,371, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 441,543.

Malta Growth Rate

Malta Population 2020 (Live)

Name 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

Malta Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020441,5430.27%1379.821749
2019440,3720.26%1376.161749
2018439,2480.30%1372.651749
2017437,9330.42%1368.541749
2016436,0970.59%1362.801749
2015433,5590.92%1354.871749
2010414,2530.47%1294.541739
2005404,6530.55%1264.541738
2000393,6450.87%1230.141738
1995376,8960.81%1177.801728
1990362,0150.89%1131.301708
1985346,2500.87%1082.031698
1980331,4970.56%1035.931678
1975322,3560.11%1007.361668
1970320,545-0.11%1001.701648
1965322,2420.59%1007.011627
1960312,973-0.04%978.041607
1955313,5260.10%979.771577
1950312,0030.00%975.011557

Malta Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020441,5430.27%1379.821749
2025447,1860.25%1397.461759
2030448,8990.08%1402.8117610
2035446,016-0.13%1393.8017611
2040440,308-0.26%1375.9617911
2045433,459-0.31%1354.5618012
2050426,787-0.31%1333.7118012
2055420,784-0.28%1314.9518113
2060414,824-0.28%1296.3318113
2065408,101-0.33%1275.3218114
2070400,041-0.40%1250.1318114
2075390,937-0.46%1221.6818114
2080381,754-0.47%1192.9818115
2085373,512-0.44%1167.2218115
2090366,769-0.36%1146.1518115
2095361,668-0.28%1130.2118116

Malta Population by Year (Projections)

Malta Population Pyramid 2020

Malta Population by Age

There are 365,127 adults in Malta.

Malta Population Pyramid

Malta Population Clock

The population of Malta (as of 5/19/2020)?441,371
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 1st556

Malta Population Estimator

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Estimate as of May 19th 2020 is: 441,408

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 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.

About Malta

  1. National Statistics Office
  2. UN 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