Malta Population (LIVE)

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Malta Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Malta is 536,563 as of Thursday, May 23, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Malta 2023 population is estimated at 535,064 people at mid year.
  • Malta population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Malta ranks number 173 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Malta is 1672 per Km2 (4,331 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 320 Km2 (124 sq. miles)
  • 77.6 % of the population is urban (415,375 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Malta is 39.8 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Malta (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMalta
Global Rank
2024 536,740 0.31 % 1,676 850 40.3 1.23 1,677 77.6 % 416,462 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 173
2023 535,064 0.33 % 1,778 850 39.8 1.22 1,672 77.6 % 415,375 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 173
2022 533,286 1.24 % 6,538 850 39.3 1.20 1,667 77.7 % 414,163 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 173
2020 515,358 2.33 % 11,723 10,854 39.0 1.17 1,610 79.9 % 411,533 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 173
2015 456,579 1.74 % 7,565 9,443 39.2 1.37 1,427 88.4 % 403,728 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 173
2010 418,755 0.41 % 1,709 3,049 39.2 1.37 1,309 93.5 % 391,441 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 172
2005 410,208 0.54 % 2,199 456 37.7 1.38 1,282 92.9 % 380,936 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 172
2000 399,212 0.89 % 3,4731,799 35.8 1.67 1,248 91.8 % 366,394 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 174
1995 381,849 0.88 % 3,291 1,530 34.1 1.79 1,193 90.6 % 345,871 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 173
1990 365,392 0.92 % 3,255 606 32.2 2.04 1,142 90.1 % 329,377 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 171
1985 349,118 0.91 % 3,106 381 30.6 1.95 1,091 89.8 % 313,678 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 170
1980 333,587 0.86 % 2,794 268 29.2 2.00 1,042 89.7 % 299,232 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 167
1975 319,619 0.27 % 841 -1,037 27.4 2.16 999 90.6 % 289,707 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 166
1970 315,414 -0.68 % -2,197 -3,104 25.3 2.07 986 91.0 % 287,114 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 165
1965 326,401 -0.67 % -2,245 -6,443 23.0 2.50 1,020 88.3 % 288,356 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 157
1960 337,628 0.85 % 2,806 -6,168 21.9 4.01 1,055 83.2 % 280,781 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 159
1955 323,596 2.08 % 6,345 -252 22.1 4.01 1,011 86.9 % 281,301 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 157
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Malta Population Forecast

850
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMalta
Global Rank
2025 538,297 0.87 % 4,588 850 40.7 1.25 1,682 77.5 % 417,398 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 173
2030 543,425 0.19 % 1,026 850 43.2 1.32 1,698 77.2 % 419,700 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 173
2035 542,874 -0.02 % -110 850 45.8 1.37 1,696 77.0 % 417,964 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 173
2040 537,574 -0.20 % -1,060 850 48.6 1.42 1,680 77.0 % 413,984 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 174
2045 530,247 -0.27 % -1,465 850 51.4 1.45 1,657 77.2 % 409,304 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 175
2050 522,737 -0.28 % -1,502   53.7 1.48 1,634 77.5 % 404,948 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 178
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Malta Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Malta
Life Expectancy
83.85 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
5.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Malta

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Birkirkara 21,676
2 Qormi 18,230
3 Mosta 17,789
4 Zabbar 15,030

See also

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Notes

The Malta Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Malta delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Malta (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Malta in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.