Population of Gibraltar
Gibraltar has a population of 29,354 people and an overall
density of 4,892 persons per square kilometre. Many people commute
from Spain to the Rock every day to work. This might sound like a
very high density but the peninsula itself only provides a total
area of 6.5 sq kilometres. The majority of citizens are English,
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or Maltese.
English is the official
language even though most citizens grow up bi-lingual with Spanish
as their second language as this is taught in school from the fourth
grade. People who grew up in Gibraltar also use a mixture of English
and Spanish which is called: Llanito.
Despite its size,
Gibraltar is a multi-religious community composing of 78% Roman
Catholics, 10% Anglicans and 4 % Muslims. Jews and Hindus are also
The average life expectation for men in
Gibraltar is 76.28 years and for women 82.18 years. In 2014 the
population growth rate was 0.24 % with a death rate of 8.33 % per
1000 people and a birth rate of 14.15 per 1000 people.
growing demand for space is being increasingly met
by land reclamation; reclaimed land currently comprises
approximately one tenth of the territory's total area.
of the main features of Gibraltars population is the diversity of
their ethnic origins. The demographics of Gibraltar reflects
Gibraltarians' racial and cultural fusion of the many European and
other economic migrants who came to the Rock over three hundred
years, after almost all of the Spanish population left in 1704.
The main ethnic groups, according to the origin of names in the
electoral roll, are Britons (27%), Spanish (26%,
mostly Andalusians but also some 2% of Minorcans), Genoese and other
Italians (19%), Portuguese (11%), Maltese (8%), and Jews (3%). There
is a large diversity of other groups such as Moroccans, Indians,
French, Austrians, Chinese, Japanese, Polish and Danish.
Gibraltar Census 2001 recorded the breakdown of nationalities in
Gibraltar as being 83.22% Gibraltarian, 9.56% "Other British", 3.50%
Moroccan, 1.19% Spanish and 1.00% "Other EU".