Malta People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

460,891 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 174

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)

Languages

Maltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 est.)

Religions

Roman Catholic (official) more than 90% (2006 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 14.38% (male 33,934/female 31,823)

15-24 years: 10.33% (male 24,445/female 22,811)

25-54 years: 41.1% (male 97,685/female 90,264)

55-64 years: 12.88% (male 29,533/female 29,353)

65 years and over: 21.3% (male 44,644/female 52,775) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 55.5

youth dependency ratio: 22.4

elderly dependency ratio: 33.2

potential support ratio: 3 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 42.3 years

male: 41.2 years

female: 43.5 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 35

Population growth rate

0.75% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 130

Birth rate

9.84 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 191

Death rate

8.37 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 73

Net migration rate

6.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 16

Population distribution

most of the population lives on the eastern half of Malta, the largest of the three inhabited islands

Urbanization

urban population: 94.8% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.28% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - 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: 1.07 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.08 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female

total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

29 years (2019 est.)

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

Maternal mortality rate

6 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 161

Infant mortality rate

total: 4.62 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 4.51 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 4.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 182

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 83 years

male: 80.91 years

female: 85.19 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 13

Total fertility rate

1.5 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 203

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 (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

9% (2018)

Physicians density

2.86 physicians/1,000 population (2015)

Hospital bed density

4.5 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

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 (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.1% (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 128

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

28.9% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 28

Education expenditures

4.8% of GDP (2017)

country comparison to the world: 66

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 94.5%

male: 93%

female: 96% (2018)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 17 years

male: 16 years

female: 17 years (2018)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 9.1%

male: 10.5%

female: 7.6% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 134

NOTE: The information regarding Malta 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 Malta 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malta 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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