Mauritius Population 2017

1,265,414

The island of Mauritius has a population of 1.27 million while Rodrigues island has about 38,000 residents. Agalega and Saint Brandon combined have a population of less than 300.

The population of Mauritius is estimated at 1.27 million today, compared to 1.291 million at the 2012 census. The country is densely populated with 630 people per square kilometer (1,636/sq mi), which ranks 19th in the world.

Mauritius Demographics

There is no information available about the ethnicity of Mauritius as questions related to ethnicity were removed from the census. The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, however. Most Mauritians are multilingual, speaking English, French, Creole and Asian languages.

Mauritius was discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1507, who found no native inhabitants. The Dutch settled the island in the mid-17th century and abandoned it later at the beginning of the 18th century. The island then became a French colony and was renamed Isle de France before the British took control in the early 19th century. It remained under British rule until 1968. Some inhabitants of Mauritius today are descendants of French and British inhabitants. There are also populations of Indian descent (Indo-Mauritian), Creoles, Sino-Mauritians, Frenco-Mauritians and Chinese.

Mauritius is religiously diverse with no majority religion. 49% of the population are Hindus, followed by Christians (32%), Muslims (17%), and Buddhists (0.4%).

Mauritius Population in 2018Source: Peter Kuchar (pkuchar)

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Mauritius Population Growth

Mauritius is a popular tourist destination and its population remains fairly stable as the island nation has limited room for growth. The population growth rate is currently 0.4% per year.

About Mauritius

Official NameRepublic of Mauritius
Languages SpokenFrench, Mauritian Creole, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-20.2833333357.55
Currencies UsedMUR

Mauritius Population Density

Name Population
Port Louis155,226
Vacoas110,000
Curepipe84,200
Quatre Bornes80,961
Triolet23,269
Goodlands20,910
Centre de Flacq17,710
Bel Air Riviere Seche17,671
Mahebourg17,042
Saint Pierre16,414
Le Hochet15,197
Rose Belle12,619
Chemin Grenier12,457
Riviere du Rempart11,675
Grand Baie11,512
Plaine Magnien10,778
Pailles10,622
Surinam10,621
Lalmatie10,404
New Grove9,935
Riviere des Anguilles9,927
Terre Rouge9,566
Petit Raffray9,117
Moka8,842
Pamplemousses8,836
Montagne Blanche8,661
Grand Bois7,804
Long Mountain7,775
Plaine des Papayes7,617
Grande Pointe aux Piments7,556
Brisee Verdiere7,374
Nouvelle France7,238
Grand Gaube7,156
Poste de Flacq7,133
Beau Vallon7,016
La Dagotiere6,915
Bon Accueil6,553
Quartier Militaire6,424
Laventure6,171
Morcellemont Saint Andre6,150
Port Mathurin6,000
Ecroignard5,952
Piton5,909
Fond du Sac5,796
Sebastopol5,745
Roches Noire5,733
Quatre Cocos5,724
Petite Riviere5,331
Camp Diable5,082
Souillac4,392
Tamarin3,764
Cargados Carajos63

Mauritius Population Clock

What is the population of Mauritius (as of 11/15/2017)?1,265,414
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)1,265,138
Births Per Day8
Deaths Per Day6
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st638

Mauritius Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.802 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.903 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.911 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.483 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.43 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.437 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.692 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.042 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 10.442 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 12.456 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.22 years
Rate of Natural Increase 2.831
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.413%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.842%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.948%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.269%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 19.99%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.329%
Median Age (Total) 34.8 years
Median Age (Female) 35.8 years
Median Age (Male) 33.9 years

Mauritius Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20171,265,13849.46%50.54%6200.23%
20151,259,45649.53%50.47%6170.18%
20101,247,95549.57%50.43%6120.42%
20051,222,00349.56%50.44%5990.61%
20001,185,14549.59%50.41%5810.98%
19951,128,67349.85%50.15%5531.34%
19901,055,86849.87%50.13%5180.78%
19851,015,76249.63%50.37%4981.01%
1980966,03149.31%50.69%4741.60%
1975892,21149.34%50.66%4371.54%
1970826,44150.03%49.97%4051.87%
1965753,28550.00%50.00%3692.68%
1960660,02349.86%50.14%3242.95%
1955570,64849.80%50.20%2802.96%
1950493,25549.80%50.20%2420.00%

Mauritius Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20201,274,11449.34%50.66%6250.00%
20251,283,27349.15%50.85%6290.14%
20301,286,93448.97%51.03%6310.06%
20351,282,70148.81%51.19%629-0.07%
20401,269,20048.67%51.33%622-0.21%
20451,247,59848.58%51.42%612-0.34%
20501,221,03048.53%51.47%599-0.43%
20551,193,21248.54%51.46%585-0.46%
20601,165,67048.59%51.41%571-0.47%
20651,138,02248.67%51.33%558-0.48%
20701,109,33648.77%51.23%544-0.51%
20751,078,96648.90%51.10%529-0.55%
20801,047,26049.03%50.97%513-0.59%
20851,015,50849.14%50.86%498-0.61%
2090984,92849.27%50.73%483-0.61%
2095956,63649.40%50.60%469-0.58%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer