Malta Population clock

27-05-2017 11:01:12
Connecting . . .
Current population
Connecting . . .
Current male population ( . . . %)
Connecting . . .
Current female population ( . . . %)
Connecting . . .
Births this year
Connecting . . .
Births today
Connecting . . .
Deaths this year
Connecting . . .
Deaths today
Connecting . . .
Net migration this year
Connecting . . .
Net migration today
Connecting . . .
Population growth this year
Connecting . . .
Population growth today

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

Malta population 2017

During 2017 Malta population is projected to increased by 1 343 people and reach 422 212 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 76. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 1 267 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Malta (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

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

The population of Malta will be increased by 4 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Malta 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Malta was estimated to be 420 869 people. This is an increase of 0.32 % (1 338 people) compared to population of 419 531 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 76. Due to external migration, the population increased by 1 263. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.985 (985 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 Malta population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Malta population density

Malta population density is 1 315.2 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Malta divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Malta. The total area of Malta is 320 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Malta age structure

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

15.7 68.5 15.8

- 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 Malta population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Malta 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 Malta is 45.9 %.

The value of 45.9 % 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 Malta 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 Malta 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 Malta is 22.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Malta is 23 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Malta 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 Malta is 79.7 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 77.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 334 106 persons or 94.15% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Malta are able to read and write. Accordingly about 20 772 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 92.51% (162 396 persons). 13 145 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.75% (171 710 persons). 7 627 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.84% and 99.5% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.16%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Malta historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Malta population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951312 361N/A %
1952312 9590.19 %
1953313 3490.12 %
1954313 6200.09 %
1955313 8250.07 %
1956313 9760.05 %
1957314 0500.02 %
1958313 992-0.02 %
1959313 720-0.09 %
1960313 154-0.18 %
1961312 245-0.29 %
1962311 014-0.39 %
1963309 570-0.46 %
1964308 102-0.47 %
1965306 801-0.42 %
1966305 785-0.33 %
1967305 081-0.23 %
1968304 660-0.14 %
1969304 458-0.07 %
1970304 408-0.02 %
1971304 4800.02 %
1972304 6980.07 %
1973305 1240.14 %
1974305 8450.24 %
1975306 9440.36 %
1976308 4630.49 %
1977310 3920.63 %
1978312 7040.74 %
1979315 3670.85 %
1980318 3400.94 %
1981321 5981.02 %
1982325 1261.10 %
1983328 8571.15 %
1984332 6771.16 %
1985336 4701.14 %
1986340 1631.10 %
1987343 7341.05 %
1988347 2011.01 %
1989350 6080.98 %
1990354 0060.97 %
1991357 4100.96 %
1992360 8030.95 %
1993364 1650.93 %
1994367 4900.91 %
1995370 7670.89 %
1996374 0010.87 %
1997377 2000.86 %
1998380 3170.83 %
1999383 2540.77 %
2000385 9220.70 %
2001388 2520.60 %
2002390 2360.51 %
2003392 0090.45 %
2004393 8280.46 %
2005395 9400.54 %
2006398 4930.64 %
2007401 4840.75 %
2008404 7340.81 %
2009407 9340.79 %
2010410 7700.70 %
2011413 0700.56 %
2012414 8360.43 %
2013416 1720.32 %
2014417 2350.26 %
2015418 1970.23 %
2016419 5310.32 %
2017420 8690.32 %

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