Seychelles Population, People, Languages and Religions

By | January 21, 2022

Seychelles Country Overview

Where is Seychelles located? The Republic of Seychelles is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. The time zone map assigns the Seychelles to the “Seychelles Time” time zone, a world time zone in which there is a time shift of +4 hours to the coordinated world time. This means that the clocks there are 4 hours later than the world clock. This difference also remains in the summer months, since a changeover to summer time is not usual.

Seychelles National Flag

Population Distribution

As of 2023, the latest population of Seychelles is 95,981, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Total population 95,981
Population growth rate 0.69%
Birth rate 13.70 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 74.01 years
Men life expectancy 69.40 years
Women life expectancy 78.76 years
Age structure
0-14 years 19.52%
15-64 years 72.69%
65 years and above 7.79%
Median age 34.40 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 1.04
Population density 210.95 residents per kmĀ²
Urbanization 49.90%
Ethnicities
89.1% Creoles, 4.7% Indians, 3.1% Madagascans, 1.6% Chinese, 1.5% British, including Malay and European minorities
Religions
Catholics (Roman Catholic) 82.3%, Anglicans 6.4%, Seventh-day Adventists 1.1% Other Christian religions 3.4% Hindus 2.1% Muslims 1.1% Other non-Christians 1.5 % unspecified 1.5% non-religious 0.6%
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.801
HDI ranking 62nd out of 194

People in Seychelles

Almost 100,000 people live in the Seychelles, most of them in the capital Victoria. They are known as Seychellois. A large part of the islands and especially the coral islands are not populated.

Many of the islands’ residents are descendants of slaves and the settlers who came to the islands from France or other French colonies. A few people are originally from China, India or European countries. A colorful mixture of peoples shapes the islands.

Languages in Seychelles

In the Seychelles, a creole language developed as a mixture of languages, which is also known as Seychelles Creole or Seselwa. You can still hear the French here. It is spoken by most of the Seychellois. Seselwa, but also English and French, are the country’s official languages.

Religions in Seychelles

82 out of 100 Seychellois are Catholic, eight out of 100 Protestants and only a few Muslims or Hindus.