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Total country population 500,000
Core Jewish population 100
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.20
Population with a Jewish parent 200
Enlarged Jewish population 300
Law of Return Jewish population 400



  • The total population of Malta on 1 January 2016 stood at 434,400. Its population grew by 5,100 in 2015, largely due to inward migration.
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Malta was estimated to be 100 (0.02% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 300 (0.07% of the wider population).
  • An estimated 400 Maltese qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.

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