Maldives population 434,770 (live)

The population of Maldives is expected to grow by 6,000 in 2018 and reach 435,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 1,952 people yearly. On average there are 7,272 births and 1,413 deaths in Maldives per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.37 percent per year. The population density of Maldives has changed from 528.0 in 1980 to 1,425.9 in 2016.

Current population 434,770 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 30.2 years
Life expectancy 78.0 years
Population density 1,480.9 per km2
Population of Maldives from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 429,000 6,000 (1.4%) 1,952 30.2 2.02 1,481 208,000 (48.4%)
2017 423,000 5,508 (1.3%) 1,952 29.8 2.06 1,454 201,000 (47.5%)
2016 417,492 8,329 (2.0%) 1,952 29.5 2.09 1,426 194,301 (46.5%)
2015 409,163 8,163 (2.0%) 1,952 29.2 2.13 1,395 186,316 (45.5%)
2010 367,000 7,000 (1.9%) 4,383 27.6 2.23 1,215 146,741 (40.0%)
2005 321,000 9,000 (2.8%) 3,599 25.7 2.34 1,063 108,338 (33.8%)
2000 286,000 6,000 (2.1%) 2,762 23.6 2.94 935 79,239 (27.7%)
1995 255,000 10,000 (3.9%) -220 22.0 4.30 847 65,377 (25.6%)
1990 218,000 1,405 (0.6%) -614 21.5 5.99 744 56,331 (25.8%)
1985 189,637 6,684 (3.5%) -521 21.8 7.11 632 48,340 (25.5%)
1980 158,385 4,999 (3.2%) 22.4 7.08 528 35,241 (22.3%)
1975 136,519 4,324 (3.2%) 22.5 6.98 455 23,623 (17.3%)
1970 115,768 3,117 (2.7%) 483 22.5 7.23 386 13,768 (11.9%)
1965 102,766 2,552 (2.5%) -581 22.8 7.20 343 11,775 (11.5%)
1960 89,887 2,463 (2.7%) -116 23.2 7.02 300 10,043 (11.2%)

In 2017 the population of Maldives was 423,000 and the average age increased from 23.2 in 1960 to 29.8. Urban population has increased from 79,239 (27.7%) in 2000 to 208,000 (48.4%) in the current year. The population density of Maldives has changed from 528.0 in 1980 to 1,425.9 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 440,000 5,000 (1.1%) 1,009 30.8 1.94 1,530 221,000 (50.2%)
2025 462,000 4,000 (0.9%) 399 32.8 1.81 1,632 248,000 (53.7%)
2030 479,000 3,000 (0.6%) 326 35.0 1.73 1,706 269,000 (56.2%)
2035 494,000 3,000 (0.6%) 326 37.3 1.69 1,767 285,000 (57.8%)
2040 507,000 3,000 (0.6%) 326 39.5 1.68 1,823 301,000 (59.4%)
2045 519,000 3,000 (0.6%) 326 41.4 1.69 1,877 316,000 (61.0%)
2050 526,000 1,000 (0.2%) 326 43.3 1.70 1,922 329,000 (62.5%)

Total Maldives population should reach 440,000 by 2020 and should increase to 526,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 84.5 (83.9 years for male and 85.0 years for females). Population density will go up to 1,921.5 people per square kilometer.

Maldives demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 1.42% (5,508 residents, including 1,398 deaths). The demographics of Maldives constitutes of 185,000 women and 244,000 men, which means there are 1,319 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 29.6% of population (126,984) is 19 or younger, 66.2% of population (284,041) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.2% of population (18,018) is over 65.

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