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Malta Demographics Profile 2018

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Population416,338 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 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 ratiostotal dependency ratio: 48.8
youth dependency ratio: 21.4
elderly dependency ratio: 27.3
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 41.8 years
male: 40.8 years
female: 43 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.26% (2017 est.)
Birth rate10.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 95.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.32% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationVALLETTA (capital) 197,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat 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 birth26.9 years
note: data refer to the average of the different childbearing ages of first-order births (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.5 years
male: 78.1 years
female: 83 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.55 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS<500 (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths<100 (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
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 accessimproved:
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.)
Nationalitynoun: Maltese (singular and plural)
adjective: Maltese
Ethnic groupsMaltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)
ReligionsRoman Catholic (official) more than 90% (2006 est.)
LanguagesMaltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 est.)
Literacydefinition: 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)
Education expenditures8.3% of GDP (2013)
Maternal mortality rate9 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures9.7% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density3.91 physicians/1,000 population (2015)
Hospital bed density4.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate28.9% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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