Maldives population 435,658 (live)

The population of Maldives is expected to grow by 6,000 in 2019 and reach 440,000 in 2020. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 1,952 people yearly. On average there are 7,105 births and 1,420 deaths in Maldives per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.31 percent per year. The population density of Maldives has changed from 528.0 in 1980 to 1,454.4 in 2017.

Current population 435,658 people at present (Sunday 17th of February 2019)
Median Age 30.5 years
Life expectancy 78.3 years
Population density 1,505.8 per km2
Population of Maldives from 1960 to 2019 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2019 435,000 6,000 (1.4%) 1,952 30.5 1.98 1,506 214,000 (49.3%)
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 2018 the population of Maldives was 429,000 and the average age increased from 23.2 in 1960 to 30.2. Urban population has increased from 79,239 (27.7%) in 2000 to 214,000 (49.3%) in the current year. The population density of Maldives has changed from 528.0 in 1980 to 1,454.4 in 2017.

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 2018

The population growth rate is 1.40% (6,000 residents, including 1,405 deaths). The demographics of Maldives constitutes of 187,000 women and 248,000 men, which means there are 1,326 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 29.4% of population (128,064) is 19 or younger, 66.2% of population (287,796) is between age 20 and 64 and 4.2% of population (18,401) is over 65.

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