Demographics of the Maldives

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of the Maldives, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populous, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

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Demography

The Maldives has one of the highest birth rates in the world. The result is that many islands have become overpopulated and are completely covered by homesteads. Hence the country is becoming less self-sufficient by the day.

CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population

301,475 (July 2000 est.) - 369,031 (July 2007 est.) [1]

Age structure

  • 0-14 years: 22.3% (male 45,038/female 43,291)
  • 15-64 years: 73.8% (male 180,874/female 111,703)
  • 65 years and over: 3.9% (male 7,711/female 7,717) (2010 est.)

Population growth rate

-0.168 (2010 est.)

Birth rate

38.96 births/1,000 population (2000 est.) - 34.2 births/1,000 population (2007 est.) - 14.55 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)

Death rate

8.32 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.) - 6.88 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.) - 3.65 deaths/1,000 population (2010 est.)

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