The Census of Population and Housing is a detailed statistical exercise featuring Malta and its people by their demographic and social characteristics. It provides a portrait at a point in time, and for the 18th Census, this was 21 November 2021. The Census’s legal basis is the national Census Act 1948 and the supranational EU Regulation No 763/2008.
Compilation work went into the early months of 2022 and the Preliminary Report was published in Summer 2022. Following this, the NSO is publishing the first in a series of thematic Census publications. It covers a range of social subjects such as population, migration, citizenship, racial origin, and religious affiliation. This introduction synthesises the main findings under these headings.
Final Report: Volume 1 Tables