Seychelles Population 2023 (Live)

107,397

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 107,397 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 107,660.

Seychelles Growth Rate

Seychelles Population 2023 (Live)

Seychelles Population Clock

Seychelles Population (as of 1/27/2023)107,397
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)107,660
Births per Day4
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day-1
Net Change per Day2
Population Change Since Jan. 154

Components of Population Change

One birth every 360 minutes
One death every 720 minutes
One emigrant every 1440 minutes
Net gain of one person every 720 minutes

Seychelles Population Clock

Seychelles Population Density Map

Seychelles Population by Year (Historical)

Seychelles Population by Year (Projections)

Seychelles Population Pyramid 2023

Seychelles Median Age

36.8

Total

36.3

Male

37.4

Female

Seychelles Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Seychelles.

Census Years

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.

Seychelles - General Info

  1. National Statistics Bureau
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

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