Maldives Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Maldives population 2017

During 2017 Maldives population is projected to increased by 6 667 people and reach 380 189 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 6 679. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 11 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Maldives to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Maldives population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Maldives will be increased by 18 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Maldives 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Maldives was estimated to be 373 522 people. This is an increase of 1.78 % (6 550 people) compared to population of 366 972 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 6 561. Due to external migration, the population declined by 11. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.016 (1 016 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Maldives population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Maldives population density

Maldives population density is 1 245.1 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Maldives divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Maldives. The total area of Maldives is 300 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Maldives age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Maldives had the following population age distribution:

21.5 74.4 4.1

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Maldives population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Maldives age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Maldives is 34.4 %.

The value of 34.4 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Maldives must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Maldives is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Maldives is 28.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Maldives is 5.5 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Maldives age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Maldives is 74.5 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 72.2 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 76.8 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 291 411 persons or 99.4% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Maldives are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1 759 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.78% (174 795 persons). 387 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.84% (116 616 persons). 1 372 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 100% and 99.51% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.76%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Maldives population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Maldives historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Maldives population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195173 970N/A %
195274 7071.00 %
195375 8361.51 %
195477 2481.86 %
195578 8592.09 %
195680 6092.22 %
195782 4682.31 %
195884 4302.38 %
195986 5092.46 %
196088 7282.57 %
196191 1012.67 %
196293 6182.76 %
196396 2332.79 %
196498 8672.74 %
1965101 4502.61 %
1966103 9342.45 %
1967106 3172.29 %
1968108 6952.24 %
1969111 2462.35 %
1970114 1472.61 %
1971117 5092.95 %
1972121 3443.26 %
1973125 5453.46 %
1974129 9203.48 %
1975134 2783.35 %
1976138 5083.15 %
1977142 6142.96 %
1978146 7212.88 %
1979151 0412.94 %
1980155 7843.14 %
1981161 0583.39 %
1982166 8483.59 %
1983173 0603.72 %
1984179 5613.76 %
1985186 2083.70 %
1986192 9173.60 %
1987199 6713.50 %
1988206 4463.39 %
1989213 1933.27 %
1990219 8663.13 %
1991226 4332.99 %
1992232 8702.84 %
1993239 1532.70 %
1994245 2582.55 %
1995251 1672.41 %
1996256 8692.27 %
1997262 3682.14 %
1998267 6802.02 %
1999272 8391.93 %
2000277 8851.85 %
2001282 8411.78 %
2002287 7231.73 %
2003292 5721.69 %
2004297 4571.67 %
2005302 4431.68 %
2006307 5681.69 %
2007312 8421.71 %
2008318 2711.74 %
2009323 8701.76 %
2010329 6441.78 %
2011335 5971.81 %
2012341 7181.82 %
2013347 9641.83 %
2014354 2631.81 %
2015360 5361.77 %
2016366 9721.79 %
2017373 5221.78 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.