Figures published in the demographic review are based on Final figures of the Population and Housing Census. The Demographic Review 2010 was based on the Population and Housing Censes 2005.
Total Population figures include both Maltese and foreign residents. The total population at
the end of year t, is computed using the following equation:
Pt = Pt-1 + Bt - Dt + It – Et , where
This data is subject to revisions.
For further information please visit the Demographic Review website.
• As from 2003, there has been a change in the method in which birth and death statistics are compiled. Prior to 2003, figures on births and deaths referred to Maltese persons only. In 2003 definitions were changed to include total births and deaths. Past data has been revised to reflect the new definitions and to ensure that the time series are consistent. In the case of annual deaths data classified by ICD Chapters of causes, revisions were not necessary since these figures have always referred to the total number of deaths.