Population of Maldives 2017

Population

Current population of Maldives is 392,709 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Maldivian(s)
adjective: Maldivian

Ethnic Groups

South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs

Languages

Dhivehi (official, dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English (spoken by most government officials)

Religions

Sunni Muslim (official)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 21.4% (male 42,871/female 41,162)
15-24 years: 20.21% (male 45,547/female 33,804)
25-54 years: 48.1% (male 106,701/female 82,187)
55-64 years: 5.85% (male 11,312/female 11,667)
65 years and over: 4.45% (male 8,042/female 9,416) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 38
youth dependency ratio: 32.3
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7
potential support ratio: 17.7 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 27.8 years
male: 27.8 years
female: 27.8 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.1% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

16.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-12.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

about a third of the population lives in the centrally located capital city of Male and almost a tenth in southern Addu City; the remainder of the populace is spread over the 200 or so populated islands of the archipelago

Urbanization

urban population: 47.5% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 3.52% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

MALE (capital) 156,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.37 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.34 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 1.23 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

23.9 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

68 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 22.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 25.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 20.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 75.6 years
male: 73.3 years
female: 78 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.73 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

34.7% (2009)

Health Expenditures

13.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

1.58 physicians/1,000 population (2010)

Hospital Bed Density

4.3 beds/1,000 population (2009)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 97.9% of population
total: 98.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 2.1% of population
total: 1.4% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 97.5% of population
rural: 98.3% of population
total: 97.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.5% of population
rural: 1.7% of population
total: 2.1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

7% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

17.8% (2009)

Education Expenditures

5.7% of GDP (2015)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.3%
male: 99.8%
female: 98.8% (2015 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 25.4%
male: 29.1%
female: 21.4% (2010 est.)