Falk Islands (Islas Malvinas) People - 2021


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3,198 (2016 est.)

note: data include all persons usually resident in the islands at the time of the 2016 census

country comparison to the world: 228


noun: Falkland Islander(s)

adjective: Falkland Island

Ethnic groups

Falkland Islander 48.3%, British 23.1%, St. Helenian 7.5%, Chilean 4.6%, mixed 6%, other 8.5%, unspecified 2% (2016 est.)

note: data represent population by national identity


English 89%, Spanish 7.7%, other 3.3% (2006 est.)


Christian 57.1%, other 1.6%, none 35.4%, unspecified 6% (2016 est.)

Population growth rate

0.01% (2014 est.)

country comparison to the world: 193

Birth rate

10.9 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 179

Death rate

4.9 deaths/1,000 population (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 199

Net migration rate


Population distribution

a very small population, with most residents living in and around Stanley


urban population: 78.9% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.53% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

2,000 STANLEY (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

total population: 1.12 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

note: sex ratio is somewhat skewed by the high proportion of males at the Royal Air Force station, Mount Pleasant Airport (MPA); excluding MPA, the sex ratio of the total population would be 1.04

Infant mortality rate

total: NA (2018)

male: NA

female: NA

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 77.9

male: 75.6

female: 79.6 (2017 est.)

Total fertility rate


Drinking water source

improved: urban: 100% of population

rural: 78.2% of population

total: 92% of population

unimproved: urban: 0% of population

rural: 21.8% of population

total: 5% of population (2017 est.)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 95% of population

rural: 78% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: 5% of population

rural: 22% of population

total: 0% of population (2017)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate


HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS


HIV/AIDS - deaths


NOTE: The information regarding Falk Islands (Islas Malvinas) on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Falk Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Falk Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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