Maldives Population clock (live)

398,225
Current population
200,647
Current male population (50.4%)
197,578
Current female population (49.6%)
5,272
Births year to date
10
Births today
922
Deaths year to date
2
Deaths today
-7
Net migration year to date
-0
Net migration today
4,342
Population growth year to date
8
Population growth today

13-08-2020 09:26:45

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

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Quick facts about the population of Maldives

Current population (as of Thursday, August 13, 2020)
398,217
Population rank
180 (0.01% of world population)
Total area
300 km2 (116 mi2)
Population density
1,327.4 per km2 (3,437.9 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.02 (200,647 men to 197,578 women)
Median age
27.9 years
Life expectancy
74.5 years (72.2 - men, 76.8 - women)
Literacy
99.3 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Maldives population 2020

During 2020 Maldives population is projected to increase by 7,031 people and reach 400,914 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 7,043. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 12 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 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Maldives population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Maldives will be increasing by 19 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Maldives 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Maldives was estimated to be 393,883 people. This is an increase of 1.79 % (6,908 people) compared to population of 386,975 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 6,919. Due to external migration, the population declined by 12. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.020 (1,020 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 2019.

Below are the key figures for Maldives population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Maldives population density

Maldives population density is 1,312.9 people per square kilometer (3,400.5/mi2) as of August 2020. 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 (116 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Maldives

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Islam392,64298.6 %
Buddhism2,3890.6 %
Christianity1,9910.5 %
Hinduism1,1950.3 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Thursday, August 13 2020).

Maldives age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 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). external link

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 307,296 persons or 99.4% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Maldives are able to read and write. Accordingly about 1,855 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.78% (184,323 persons). 408 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 98.84% (122,973 persons). 1,447 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 - 2020)

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 %
2018380,1891.78 %
2019386,9751.78 %
2020393,8831.79 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
2020458,903N/A %
2025489,6976.71 %
2030511,7684.51 %
2035529,9463.55 %
2040546,9633.21 %
2045563,1282.96 %
2050576,4432.36 %
2055584,5501.41 %
2060586,6150.35 %
2065583,248-0.57 %
2070575,579-1.31 %
2075564,421-1.94 %
2080550,477-2.47 %
2085535,043-2.80 %
2090520,188-2.78 %
2095507,414-2.46 %
2100496,493-2.15 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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