Daily Archive for October 12th, 2012

Preliminary report on Population Census

The Preliminary report on the population census has been released and can be downloaded by clicking here.

It shows that the Maltese population has doubled in the past 100 years, reaching 416,000 in 2011. The rate of growth is however declining.

The northern harbour area remains the most densely populated – home to 28.9% of the population. However, the northern area is seeing the fastest growth.

Birkirkara still has the largest population total with 21,533 residents and Mdina the smallest with 237 inhabitants.

Malta has an average of 1,562 people per square kilometre while Gozo has 454. Sengles (17,027 persons per square kilometre) is the most densely populated locality while Għasri  (85 persons per square kilometre) is the least densely populated.