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Malta Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
449,043 (July 2018 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 14.29% (male 33,156 /female 31,012)
15-24 years: 11.03% (male 25,713 /female 23,815)
25-54 years: 40.92% (male 95,162 /female 88,602)
55-64 years: 13.25% (male 29,787 /female 29,703)
65 years and over: 20.51% (male 41,900 /female 50,193) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 48.8 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 21.4 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 27.3 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 3.7 (2015 est.)
Median age
total: 41.8 years (2018 est.)
male: 40.6 years
female: 43.1 years
Population growth rate
0.99% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
10 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
7.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 94.7% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: 0.38% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
213,000 VALLETTA (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
26.9 years (2010 est.)

note: data refer to the average of the different childbearing ages of first-order births

Infant mortality rate
total: 4.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 4.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 82.7 years (2018 est.)
male: 80.6 years
female: 84.8 years
Total fertility rate
1.48 children born/woman (2018 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.)
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 (2015 est.)
rural: 100% of population (2015 est.)
total: 100% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 0% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 0% of population (2015 est.)
total: 0% of population (2015 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)
Religions
Roman Catholic (official) more than 90% (2006 est.)
Languages
Maltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 est.)
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: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2016)
Education expenditures
5.3% of GDP (2015)
Maternal mortality rate
6 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
9.6% (2015)
Physicians density
3.83 physicians/1,000 population (2015)
Hospital bed density
4.7 beds/1,000 population (2014)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
28.9% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019