Seychelles Population clock

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

Seychelles population 2017

During 2017 Seychelles population is projected to increased by 697 people and reach 98 248 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 1 016. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 319 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Seychelles 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 Seychelles population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Seychelles will be increased by 2 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Seychelles 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Seychelles was estimated to be 97 551 people. This is an increase of 0.72 % (693 people) compared to population of 96 858 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1 009. Due to external migration, the population declined by 317. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.047 (1 047 males per 1 000 females) which is higher 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 Seychelles population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Seychelles population density

Seychelles population density is 212.1 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Seychelles divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Seychelles. The total area of Seychelles is 460 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Seychelles age structure

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

21.9 71 7.2

- 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 Seychelles 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 "Seychelles 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 Seychelles is 40.9 %.

The value of 40.9 % 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 Seychelles 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 Seychelles 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 Seychelles is 30.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Seychelles is 10.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Seychelles 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 Seychelles is 73.5 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 68.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 78.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 72 585 persons or 95.21% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Seychelles are able to read and write. Accordingly about 3 651 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 94.74% (36 728 persons). 2 039 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 95.7% (35 857 persons). 1 612 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.58% and 99.56% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.05%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

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

Seychelles historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Seychelles population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195136 603N/A %
195237 1611.52 %
195337 7021.46 %
195438 2101.35 %
195538 6791.23 %
195639 1181.13 %
195739 5511.11 %
195840 0111.16 %
195940 5411.32 %
196041 1841.59 %
196141 9701.91 %
196242 9062.23 %
196343 9622.46 %
196445 0832.55 %
196546 2112.50 %
196647 3112.38 %
196748 3812.26 %
196849 4482.21 %
196950 5552.24 %
197051 7442.35 %
197153 0352.49 %
197254 4172.61 %
197355 8672.66 %
197457 3542.66 %
197558 8462.60 %
197660 3242.51 %
197761 7792.41 %
197863 1902.28 %
197964 5172.10 %
198065 7231.87 %
198166 7951.63 %
198267 7371.41 %
198368 5411.19 %
198469 1850.94 %
198569 6520.68 %
198669 9260.39 %
198770 0110.12 %
198870 000-0.02 %
198970 0700.10 %
199070 3890.46 %
199171 0620.96 %
199272 1011.46 %
199373 4091.81 %
199474 8021.90 %
199576 0981.73 %
199677 1911.44 %
199778 0761.15 %
199878 8440.98 %
199979 6401.01 %
200080 6101.22 %
200181 8371.52 %
200283 3081.80 %
200384 9311.95 %
200486 5611.92 %
200588 0521.72 %
200689 3221.44 %
200790 3691.17 %
200891 2380.96 %
200991 9970.83 %
201092 7210.79 %
201193 4460.78 %
201294 1670.77 %
201394 8700.75 %
201495 5420.71 %
201596 1700.66 %
201696 8580.72 %
201797 5510.72 %

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