People

As at 1st July 2009, the population of the Republic of Mauritius was estimated at 1,275,323 of whom 629,348 were males and 645,975 females, giving a sex ratio of 97.4 males per 100 females.

The Republic of Mauritius, with a total land area of 2,040 square kilometres, had a population density of around 625 persons per square km at mid-2009.

 

People Mauritius

Population: 1,275,323 (July 2009)
Age Structure: 0-14 years: 22.5% (male 147,136/female 142,121) 15-64 years: 70.4% (male 449,176/female 455,057) 65 years and over: 7.1%
(male 36,309/female 54,465) (2009 est.)
Median Age: Total: 31.9 years Male: 31 years Female: 32.7 years (2009 est.)
Population Growth Gate: 0.776% (2009 est.)
Birth Rate: 14.41 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
Death Rate: 6.55 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net Migration Rate: -0.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)
Urbanization: urban population: 42% of total population (2008) rate of urbanization: 0.9% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2009 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 12.2 deaths/1,000 live births male: 14.51 deaths/1,000 live births female: 9.77 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 74 years male: 70.53 years female: 77.65 years (2009 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.81 children born/woman (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - Adult prevalence rate: 1.7% (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - People living with HIV/AIDS: 13,000 (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - Deaths: fewer than 100 (2001 est.)
Nationality: noun: Mauritian(s) Adjective: Mauritian
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Religions: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
Languages: Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
Literacy: Definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 84.4% male: 88.4% female: 80.5% (2000 census)

Published by The Central Statistics Office
Ministry of Finance and Economics Empowerment
LIC Centre, John Kennedy Avenue Port Louis (August 2009).

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