Maldives Population (LIVE)

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Maldives Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Maldives is 518,007 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Maldives 2023 population is estimated at 521,021 people at mid year.
  • Maldives population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Maldives ranks number 174 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Maldives is 1737 per Km2 (4,498 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 300 Km2 (116 sq. miles)
  • 38.5 % of the population is urban (200,834 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Maldives is 32.1 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Maldives (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMaldives
Global Rank
2024 517,887 -0.60 % -3,134 -8,086 32.9 1.66 1,726 39.7 % 205,383 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 174
2023 521,021 -0.53 % -2,766 -8,652 32.1 1.67 1,737 38.5 % 200,834 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 174
2022 523,787 0.45 % 2,330 -8,011 31.3 1.68 1,746 37.5 % 196,187 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 174
2020 514,438 1.97 % 9,930 1,134 29.9 1.71 1,715 36.3 % 186,634 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 174
2015 435,582 3.79 % 14,801 12,526 26.8 1.99 1,452 37.0 % 161,207 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 174
2010 361,575 3.33 % 10,911 6,244 23.4 2.32 1,205 36.7 % 132,805 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 178
2005 307,018 1.68 % 4,902 195 20.4 2.24 1,023 35.0 % 107,606 0.00 % 6,558,176,119 178
2000 282,507 1.82 % 4,860133 17.8 2.71 942 27.5 % 77,683 0.00 % 6,148,898,975 177
1995 258,208 2.80 % 6,650 -518 15.8 4.32 861 25.2 % 65,143 0.00 % 5,743,219,454 179
1990 224,957 3.39 % 6,915 -243 15.5 6.09 750 25.6 % 57,679 0.00 % 5,316,175,862 179
1985 190,383 2.92 % 5,099 -472 16.0 7.02 635 25.4 % 48,340 0.00 % 4,861,730,613 179
1980 164,887 2.87 % 4,352 -914 15.8 7.17 550 21.4 % 35,241 0.00 % 4,444,007,706 180
1975 143,126 3.04 % 3,977 -140 16.0 7.19 477 16.5 % 23,623 0.00 % 4,069,437,231 181
1970 123,243 3.34 % 3,735 280 16.3 7.30 411 11.2 % 13,768 0.00 % 3,695,390,336 180
1965 104,566 2.67 % 2,583 1,396 18.7 7.02 349 11.3 % 11,775 0.00 % 3,337,111,983 180
1960 91,650 2.29 % 1,965 -41 19.4 6.80 306 11.0 % 10,043 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 179
1955 81,823 1.90 % 1,468 0 18.7 6.38 273 10.6 % 8,680 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 180
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Maldives Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMaldives
Global Rank
2025 515,223 0.03 % 157 -7,034 33.7 1.66 1,717 40.7 % 209,810 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 174
2030 512,683 -0.10 % -508 -1,815 37.8 1.65 1,709 45.0 % 230,531 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 174
2035 526,981 0.55 % 2,860 326 41.3 1.65 1,757 47.5 % 250,454 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 174
2040 541,917 0.56 % 2,987 326 44.4 1.65 1,806 49.9 % 270,587 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 173
2045 556,821 0.54 % 2,981 326 46.8 1.65 1,856 52.3 % 290,994 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 174
2050 569,909 0.47 % 2,618   47.6 1.65 1,900 54.5 % 310,545 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 175
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Maldives Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Maldives
Life Expectancy
81.07 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
5.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
6.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Maldives

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Male 103,693

See also

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Notes

The Maldives Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Maldives delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Maldives (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Maldives in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.