People

As at 1st July 2018, the population of the Republic of Mauritius was estimated at 1,265,577 of whom 626,204 were males and 639,373 females, giving a sex ratio of 97.9 males per 100 females.

The Republic of Mauritius, with a total land area of 2,007.2 square kilometres, had a population density of around 631 persons per square km at mid-2018.

 

People Mauritius

Population: 1,265,577 (July 2018)
Age Structure: The proportion of the population aged 0-14 years declined from 19.0% as at mid 2016 to 18.5%, one year later. The proportion aged 15-64 years was 71.0 % for both 2016 and 2017 and the proportion aged 65 years and above increased from 10.0% to 10.5% during the same period. (1st July 2017)
Median Age: Total: 31.9 years Male: 31 years Female: 32.7 years (1st July 2017)
Population Growth Gate: 0.1 % (31st December 2017)
Birth Rate: 10.7 births/1,000 population (2017)
Death Rate: 8.0 deaths/1,000 population (2017)
Net Migration Rate: -1,850 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017)
Urbanization: urban population: 42% of total population (2008) rate of urbanization: 0.9% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: The sex ratio stood at 98.0 in 2016 and 2017 but has decreased slightly to 97.9 in 2018.
Infant mortality rate: The infant mortality rate, defined as the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births, increased from 11.8 in 2016 to 12.2 in 2017. During the year 2017, some 164 infant deaths (deaths to children aged under one year) were registered in the Republic of Mauritius against 154 in 2016, representing an increase of 6.5%.
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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