Seychelles Population 2020 (Live)

98,489
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The population of Seychelles has grown rather steadily since the 1960's, and it is currently growing at a rate of 0.4% per year, adding just one or two thousand people each year. This trend of very slow growth is expected to continue.

The current population of Seychelles is 98,489, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 98,347.

Seychelles Growth Rate

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Seychelles Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Victoria22,881
Anse Boileau4,183
Bel Ombre4,163
Beau Vallon4,142
Cascade4,088
Anse Royale3,818
Takamaka2,580
Port Glaud2,174

Seychelles Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202098,3470.62%213.8020069
201997,7390.66%212.4820069
201897,0960.70%211.0820069
201796,4180.74%209.6020067
201695,7100.77%208.0720067
201594,9780.80%206.4720066
201091,2640.58%198.4020062
200588,6481.82%192.7120060
200080,9961.11%176.0820061
199576,6491.67%166.6320059
199070,5700.23%153.4119961
198569,7751.04%151.6819961
198066,2442.14%144.0119861
197559,5852.62%129.5319962
197052,3682.28%113.8420164
196546,7822.37%101.7020266
196041,6031.32%90.4420065
195538,9551.41%84.6819863
195036,3250.00%78.9719864

Seychelles Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202098,3470.62%213.8020069
2025100,7810.49%219.0920170
2030102,5340.34%222.9020070
2035103,8710.26%225.8120070
2040104,7220.16%227.6620071
2045104,9830.05%228.2220072
2050104,565-0.08%227.3220073
2055103,530-0.20%225.0720074
2060102,130-0.27%222.0220074
2065100,612-0.30%218.7220075
207099,094-0.30%215.4219978
207597,587-0.31%212.1519980
208096,063-0.31%208.8319980
208594,437-0.34%205.3020180
209092,650-0.38%201.4120180
209590,638-0.44%197.0420080

Seychelles Population by Year (Projections)

Seychelles Population Pyramid 2020

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Seychelles Median Age

35.4


Total

34.9


Male

36


Female

Seychelles Population by Age

There are 70,697 adults in Seychelles.

Seychelles Population Pyramid

Like many island nations, Seychelles is densely populated with 186 people per square kilometers (483/sq mi), which ranks 60th in the world. The capital and largest city, Victoria, has a population of 25,000, or more than 25% of the country's population.

Seychelles Demographics

During the British control of Seychelles, French upper class were allowed to retain their land, and both French and British settlers used African slaves and later indentured Indian servants, despite the British prohibition on slavery in 1835. This led to a small minority population of Indians on the island, as well as Chinese, and the Gran'bla ("big whites") of French origin controlling politics and the economy.

Today, there are descendants of the Indian, Chinese and Gran'bla making up ethnic communities in Seychelles, although most people are of black African origin, often with mixed European or Asian heritage. Seychelles has no indigenous population, and the current population is composed of immigrants and their descendants.

The ethnic breakdown is 93% Seychellois Creole, 3% British, 1.8% French, 0.5% Chinese, 0.3% Indian and 1.2% other.

Most Seychelles are Christians, with 82% of the population adhering to Roman Catholicism. 2% of the population practices Hinduism while 1% practices Islam.

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