๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Population of Malta

536,740
Current Population of Malta
1,617
Net population growth this year
1703.94
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Malta reached 536,740, of which 279,981 people are male and 256,759 female. The country has a population density of 1703.9381 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 0.301% for the year. According to the latest data, Malta is set to increase its population size by 1,617 people next year. Making the total population count of Malta 536,740 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Malta (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Malta grown from 291,873 people to 536,740. An increase of the population size by 83.9% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 291,873 138,542 153,332 6,287 926.5825 2.154%
1951 298,188 141,627 156,561 6,342 946.6286 2.127%
1952 304,707 144,863 159,844 6,696 967.3238 2.198%
1953 311,417 148,286 163,131 6,724 988.6254 2.159%
1954 317,760 151,545 166,215 5,962 1008.7619 1.876%
1955 323,596 154,563 169,032 5,709 1027.2873 1.764%
1956 328,720 157,288 171,432 4,541 1043.5571 1.381%
1957 332,598 159,387 173,212 3,214 1055.8667 0.966%
1958 335,351 160,946 174,405 2,292 1064.6063 0.683%
1959 336,970 161,909 175,061 946 1069.746 0.281%
1960 337,628 162,311 175,317 371 1071.8365 0.11%
1961 337,120 162,159 174,962 -1,387 1070.2238 -0.411%
1962 335,452 161,369 174,083 -1,950 1064.927 -0.581%
1963 332,894 160,054 172,840 -3,166 1056.8063 -0.951%
1964 329,757 158,446 171,311 -3,108 1046.8476 -0.943%
1965 326,401 156,680 169,720 -3,604 1036.1937 -1.104%
1966 322,984 154,880 168,104 -3,231 1025.3444 -1.0%
1967 320,152 153,439 166,713 -2,433 1016.354 -0.76%
1968 318,056 152,369 165,686 -1,759 1009.7 -0.553%
1969 316,456 151,546 164,911 -1,439 1004.6238 -0.455%
1970 315,414 151,045 164,369 -646 1001.3143 -0.205%
1971 315,099 150,982 164,117 16 1000.3143 0.005%
1972 315,372 151,265 164,107 531 1001.1825 0.168%
1973 316,193 151,877 164,316 1,110 1003.7873 0.351%
1974 317,609 152,888 164,720 1,722 1008.2825 0.542%
1975 319,619 154,248 165,371 2,298 1014.6635 0.719%
1976 322,010 155,836 166,174 2,485 1022.2556 0.772%
1977 324,648 157,543 167,104 2,790 1030.6286 0.859%
1978 327,466 159,304 168,162 2,847 1039.5762 0.869%
1979 330,472 161,144 169,327 3,163 1049.1159 0.957%
1980 333,587 163,004 170,583 3,068 1059.0063 0.92%
1981 336,617 164,845 171,772 2,992 1068.6254 0.889%
1982 339,668 166,766 172,903 3,111 1078.3127 0.916%
1983 342,886 168,759 174,127 3,324 1088.527 0.969%
1984 346,086 170,648 175,438 3,076 1098.6857 0.889%
1985 349,118 172,298 176,819 2,987 1108.3095 0.856%
1986 352,092 173,863 178,228 2,961 1117.7508 0.841%
1987 355,169 175,492 179,678 3,194 1127.5206 0.899%
1988 358,439 177,188 181,251 3,346 1137.9016 0.933%
1989 361,894 178,963 182,932 3,565 1148.8714 0.985%
1990 365,392 180,731 184,661 3,429 1159.973 0.938%
1991 368,670 182,388 186,281 3,127 1170.3794 0.848%
1992 371,880 184,043 187,836 3,293 1180.5698 0.886%
1993 375,241 185,755 189,487 3,431 1191.2429 0.914%
1994 378,563 187,494 191,070 3,212 1201.7873 0.848%
1995 381,848 189,277 192,571 3,359 1212.2175 0.88%
1996 385,269 191,074 194,195 3,482 1223.0762 0.904%
1997 388,838 192,935 195,904 3,657 1234.4079 0.941%
1998 392,482 194,845 197,637 3,631 1245.9762 0.925%
1999 395,982 196,686 199,297 3,369 1257.0873 0.851%
2000 399,212 198,330 200,881 3,089 1267.3381 0.774%
2001 402,152 199,768 202,384 2,791 1276.6714 0.694%
2002 404,699 201,018 203,681 2,303 1284.7571 0.569%
2003 406,919 202,077 204,842 2,138 1291.8063 0.525%
2004 408,798 202,947 205,851 1,621 1297.773 0.397%
2005 410,208 203,565 206,643 1,198 1302.2476 0.292%
2006 411,198 203,951 207,246 781 1305.3889 0.19%
2007 412,081 204,314 207,767 986 1308.1937 0.239%
2008 413,402 204,975 208,427 1,655 1312.3857 0.4%
2009 415,500 206,118 209,382 2,542 1319.0476 0.612%
2010 418,755 208,000 210,755 3,968 1329.381 0.948%
2011 423,571 210,829 212,742 5,664 1344.6698 1.337%
2012 429,907 214,585 215,322 7,008 1364.7841 1.63%
2013 437,525 219,148 218,378 8,228 1388.9683 1.881%
2014 446,441 224,512 221,929 9,604 1417.273 2.151%
2015 456,579 230,659 225,920 10,671 1449.4556 2.337%
2016 467,705 237,468 230,237 11,582 1484.7778 2.476%
2017 479,497 244,709 234,787 12,002 1522.2127 2.503%
2018 491,586 252,149 239,438 12,176 1560.5905 2.477%
2019 503,634 259,634 244,000 11,921 1598.8397 2.367%
2020 515,357 266,911 248,447 11,526 1636.0571 2.237%
2021 526,748 273,976 252,772 11,254 1672.2159 2.137%
2022 533,286 278,002 255,284 1,822 1692.9714 0.342%
2023 535,064 279,016 256,048 1,735 1698.6175 0.324%
2024 536,740 279,981 256,759 1,617 1703.9381 0.301%

Statements that can be derived from Malta's population data

  • Malta has a population of 536,740 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Malta's population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Malta's population will grow with 1,617 people.
  • In 2024, 850 more people will immigrate to Malta than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in Malta is 40.26 years.
  • In Malta there are 1703.94 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 5.08 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Malta.
  • In Malta, 279,981 of the total population are male, and 256,759 are female.

Future Population of Malta (2024 - 2100)

Malta's population is set to decrease in the future from 536,740 people to 386,366 people. A decrease of the population size by 32.37% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 536,740 279,981 256,759 1,617 1703.9381 0.301%
2025 538,297 280,891 257,406 1,496 1708.8794 0.278%
2026 539,715 281,726 257,990 1,340 1713.381 0.248%
2027 540,956 282,465 258,490 1,141 1717.319 0.211%
2028 541,996 283,102 258,894 940 1720.6222 0.173%
2029 542,824 283,628 259,196 716 1723.2508 0.132%
2030 543,425 284,036 259,389 486 1725.1587 0.089%
2031 543,792 284,322 259,470 249 1726.3254 0.046%
2032 543,919 284,478 259,440 4 1726.727 0.001%
2033 543,800 284,507 259,293 -242 1726.3492 -0.045%
2034 543,443 284,413 259,031 -472 1725.2159 -0.087%
2035 542,874 284,207 258,666 -666 1723.4095 -0.123%
2036 542,106 283,896 258,209 -870 1720.9714 -0.16%
2037 541,162 283,494 257,668 -1,017 1717.9762 -0.188%
2038 540,076 283,021 257,055 -1,156 1714.527 -0.214%
2039 538,874 282,488 256,386 -1,248 1710.7111 -0.232%
2040 537,574 281,902 255,672 -1,351 1706.5857 -0.251%
2041 536,189 281,274 254,916 -1,420 1702.1873 -0.265%
2042 534,754 280,620 254,134 -1,451 1697.6302 -0.271%
2043 533,270 279,940 253,330 -1,516 1692.9206 -0.284%
2044 531,758 279,241 252,516 -1,509 1688.119 -0.284%
2045 530,247 278,546 251,702 -1,511 1683.3254 -0.285%
2046 528,737 277,849 250,888 -1,509 1678.5317 -0.285%
2047 527,222 277,144 250,078 -1,521 1673.7222 -0.288%
2048 525,713 276,440 249,273 -1,497 1668.9317 -0.285%
2049 524,226 275,741 248,484 -1,479 1664.2079 -0.282%
2050 522,736 275,036 247,702 -1,498 1659.4825 -0.287%
2051 521,238 274,320 246,918 -1,500 1654.7238 -0.288%
2052 519,731 273,594 246,137 -1,514 1649.9397 -0.291%
2053 518,203 272,844 245,358 -1,542 1645.0889 -0.298%
2054 516,659 272,076 244,583 -1,544 1640.1905 -0.299%
2055 515,104 271,295 243,810 -1,568 1635.2508 -0.304%
2056 513,520 270,485 243,036 -1,599 1630.2238 -0.311%
2057 511,902 269,644 242,258 -1,638 1625.0857 -0.32%
2058 510,229 268,766 241,464 -1,707 1619.7762 -0.335%
2059 508,502 267,844 240,658 -1,749 1614.2905 -0.344%
2060 506,713 266,877 239,836 -1,828 1608.6127 -0.361%
2061 504,829 265,844 238,985 -1,940 1602.6317 -0.384%
2062 502,840 264,742 238,097 -2,040 1596.3159 -0.405%
2063 500,740 263,570 237,171 -2,160 1589.6508 -0.431%
2064 498,514 262,318 236,196 -2,293 1582.5825 -0.46%
2065 496,148 260,978 235,169 -2,438 1575.073 -0.491%
2066 493,641 259,552 234,089 -2,576 1567.1143 -0.522%
2067 490,976 258,029 232,947 -2,754 1558.654 -0.561%
2068 488,147 256,406 231,742 -2,904 1549.673 -0.595%
2069 485,170 254,695 230,475 -3,051 1540.2206 -0.629%
2070 482,048 252,905 229,143 -3,193 1530.3095 -0.662%
2071 478,788 251,040 227,748 -3,326 1519.9619 -0.695%
2072 475,401 249,101 226,299 -3,449 1509.2079 -0.725%
2073 471,896 247,098 224,798 -3,561 1498.081 -0.755%
2074 468,278 245,037 223,240 -3,674 1486.5968 -0.785%
2075 464,556 242,922 221,634 -3,771 1474.7794 -0.812%
2076 460,760 240,768 219,993 -3,820 1462.7302 -0.829%
2077 456,912 238,589 218,322 -3,877 1450.5127 -0.849%
2078 453,010 236,390 216,619 -3,927 1438.1254 -0.867%
2079 449,082 234,191 214,891 -3,928 1425.6571 -0.875%
2080 445,138 231,991 213,147 -3,960 1413.1365 -0.89%
2081 441,193 229,799 211,394 -3,930 1400.6127 -0.891%
2082 437,277 227,640 209,637 -3,902 1388.181 -0.892%
2083 433,409 225,519 207,891 -3,833 1375.9032 -0.884%
2084 429,610 223,452 206,159 -3,765 1363.8429 -0.876%
2085 425,889 221,442 204,447 -3,678 1352.0286 -0.864%
2086 422,272 219,500 202,773 -3,555 1340.5476 -0.842%
2087 418,762 217,635 201,126 -3,467 1329.4016 -0.828%
2088 415,366 215,853 199,512 -3,325 1318.6206 -0.801%
2089 412,102 214,162 197,940 -3,202 1308.2603 -0.777%
2090 408,981 212,564 196,417 -3,040 1298.3524 -0.743%
2091 406,024 211,065 194,959 -2,874 1288.9651 -0.708%
2092 403,223 209,666 193,558 -2,728 1280.073 -0.677%
2093 400,584 208,366 192,217 -2,551 1271.6937 -0.637%
2094 398,112 207,164 190,948 -2,391 1263.8492 -0.601%
2095 395,790 206,044 189,746 -2,253 1256.4778 -0.569%
2096 393,632 205,017 188,616 -2,063 1249.627 -0.524%
2097 391,633 204,077 187,556 -1,936 1243.2794 -0.494%
2098 389,767 203,208 186,560 -1,796 1237.3556 -0.461%
2099 388,020 202,393 185,626 -1,699 1231.8079 -0.438%
2100 386,366 201,619 184,746 -1,609 1226.5571 -0.416%

Population Density of Malta

Today, Malta has a population density of 1703.9381 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 926.5825 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 1703.9381 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Malta is projected to reach a population density of 1226.5571 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Malta Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of Malta's Population

The population growth rate of Malta currently stands at 0.301% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.041 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Malta will decrease to 0.301%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Malta's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.416% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.154%
1960 0.11%
1970 -0.205%
1980 0.92%
1990 0.938%
2000 0.774%
2010 0.948%
2020 2.237%
Year Growth Rate
2030 0.089%
2040 -0.251%
2050 -0.287%
2060 -0.361%
2070 -0.662%
2080 -0.89%
2090 -0.743%
2100 -0.416%
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Life Expectancy of Malta

Today, Malta has an average life expectancy of 83.9849 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 61.5844 years since the 1950 to 83.9849 years in 2024. In the future, Malta is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 92.9547 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 61,584
1960 68,288
1970 69,123
1980 72,116
1990 75,984
2000 77,580
2010 81,813
2020 83,354
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 84,758
2040 85,971
2050 87,145
2060 88,303
2070 89,451
2080 90,618
2090 91,796
2100 92,954
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Migration to and from Malta

In 2024 Malta will see net migrations of 850 people. This means that 850 more people will immigrate to Malta than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Malta was 850.

Net Migration for Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 2,221
1960 -6,168
1970 -3,104
1980 268
1990 606
2000 1,799
2010 3,049
2020 10,854
Year Net Migration
2030 850
2040 850
2050 850
2060 850
2070 850
2080 850
2090 850
2100 850
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Births in Malta

In 2024, Malta will see 4,849 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Malta in 2022, when the country saw 4,857 new borns.

Births Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 8,495
1960 9,511
1970 5,427
1980 5,685
1990 5,423
2000 4,460
2010 3,941
2020 4,509
Year Births
2030 4,319
2040 3,363
2050 3,607
2060 3,586
2070 3,041
2080 2,918
2090 3,007
2100 2,784
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Deaths in Malta

In 2024, 4,075 people will die in Malta. That is an increase of Malta's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 3,883 deaths.

Deaths Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 4,433
1960 2,970
1970 2,964
1980 2,883
1990 2,602
2000 3,176
2010 3,024
2020 3,837
Year Births
2030 4,685
2040 5,564
2050 5,947
2060 6,275
2070 7,086
2080 7,718
2090 6,892
2100 5,239
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Median Age in Malta

The median age of Malta has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Malta will reach 53.1325 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 23.6592
1960 21.8672
1970 25.3188
1980 29.1999
1990 32.2327
2000 35.7771
2010 39.2489
2020 38.9811
Year Median Age
2030 43.1611
2040 48.6086
2050 53.7447
2060 55.823
2070 55.4882
2080 55.4216
2090 54.5866
2100 53.1325
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Fertility Rate in Malta

The fertility rate of Malta has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Malta will reach 1.5766 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 4.2261
1960 4.0072
1970 2.0739
1980 1.9945
1990 2.0404
2000 1.6736
2010 1.3729
2020 1.1707
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 1.3181
2040 1.4147
2050 1.4807
2060 1.5243
2070 1.5367
2080 1.5503
2090 1.5728
2100 1.5766
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Infant Mortality Rate in Malta

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Malta while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Malta has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 79.4816. Today, Malta has a much better infant mortality rate of 5.085 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Malta is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 1.4939 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Malta Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 79.4816
1960 41.1751
1970 37.8258
1980 20.8437
1990 13.476
2000 9.5784
2010 5.996
2020 3.2628
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 4.4443
2040 3.6324
2050 3.0403
2060 2.5996
2070 2.2547
2080 1.9602
2090 1.7065
2100 1.4939
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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