Population of Malta 2017

Population

Current population of Malta is 416,338 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Maltese (singular and plural)
adjective: Maltese

Ethnic Groups

Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)

Languages

Maltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic (official) more than 90% (2006 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 15.04% (male 32,128/female 30,490)
15-24 years: 11.44% (male 24,471/female 23,142)
25-54 years: 39.98% (male 85,158/female 81,303)
55-64 years: 13.98% (male 28,919/female 29,298)
65 years and over: 19.56% (male 36,743/female 44,686) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 48.8
youth dependency ratio: 21.4
elderly dependency ratio: 27.3
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 41.5 years
male: 40.4 years
female: 42.7 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.3% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

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

Population Distribution

most of the population lives on the eastern half of Malta, the largest of the three inhabited islands

Urbanization

urban population: 95.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.32% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

VALLETTA (capital) 197,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

26.9 years

note: data refer to the average of the different childbearing ages of first-order births (2010 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

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

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 80.4 years
male: 78 years
female: 82.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.55 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

9.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3.91 physicians/1,000 population (2015)

Hospital Bed Density

4.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.1% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

<500 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

28.7% (2014)

Education Expenditures

8.3% of GDP (2013)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.4%
male: 93.1%
female: 95.8% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 15 years (2015)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 11.8%
male: 13.9%
female: 9.4% (2015 est.)