Mauritius Population 2017

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The island of Mauritius has a population of 1.25 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 1.295 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 2017 Source: 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.

Mauritius Population Density

About Mauritius

Official Name Republic of Mauritius
Languages Spoken Mauritian Creole, English, French
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -20.28333333,57.55
Currencies Used MUR

Mauritius Population Clock

What is the population of Mauritius (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 8
Deaths Per Day 6
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Mauritius Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.802 births/thousand 163rd
Crude Death Rate 7.903 deaths/thousand 87th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand 0th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.911 years 92nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.483 years 96th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.43 years 84th
Total Fertility Rate 1.437 children/woman 186th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.692 surviving daughters/woman 187th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.042 males per female 143rd
Infant Mortality Rate 10.442 deaths/1,000 live births 118th
Under Five Mortality 12.456 deaths/thousand 120th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.22 years 144th
Rate of Natural Increase 2.831 161st
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.413% 90th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.842% 93rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.948% 84th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.269% 90th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 19.99% 93rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.329% 84th
Crude Suicide Rate 8.5 suicides/thousand 77th
Median Age (Total) 34.8 years 72nd
Median Age (Female) 35.8 years 74th
Median Age (Male) 33.9 years 75th

Mauritius Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 1,281,353 49.319% 50.681% 631 17 0.28% 156
2015 1,273,212 49.39% 50.61% 627 17 0.33% 156
2010 1,247,951 49.567% 50.433% 614 16 0.41% 155
2005 1,222,006 49.559% 50.441% 601 15 0.47% 153
2000 1,185,143 49.588% 50.412% 583 15 0.74% 153
1995 1,128,676 49.851% 50.149% 555 15 1.17% 151
1990 1,055,865 49.868% 50.132% 520 15 1.18% 151
1985 1,015,763 49.634% 50.366% 500 15 0.74% 150
1980 966,036 49.308% 50.692% 475 13 1.24% 150
1975 892,208 49.341% 50.659% 439 13 1.64% 147
1970 826,447 50.031% 49.969% 407 12 1.58% 145
1965 753,285 50.005% 49.995% 371 11 2.14% 145
1960 660,023 49.862% 50.138% 325 12 2.84% 145
1955 570,645 49.802% 50.198% 281 13 2.99% 146
1950 493,254 49.797% 50.203% 242 15 2.64% 146

Mauritius Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 1,291,361 49.22% 50.78% 636 17 0.22% 157
2025 1,303,546 49.057% 50.943% 642 17 0.13% 156
2030 1,309,522 48.906% 51.094% 645 18 0.02% 156
2035 1,307,027 48.774% 51.226% 643 19 -0.13% 158
2040 1,294,882 48.668% 51.332% 637 19 -0.27% 158
2045 1,274,435 48.604% 51.396% 627 19 -0.38% 159
2050 1,248,976 48.591% 51.409% 615 19 -0.43% 159
2055 1,221,766 48.639% 51.361% 601 20 -0.45% 159
2060 1,194,226 48.731% 51.269% 588 21 -0.47% 160
2065 1,165,991 48.857% 51.143% 574 24 -0.5% 160
2070 1,136,106 49.01% 50.99% 559 25 -0.55% 161
2075 1,104,295 49.171% 50.829% 543 26 -0.59% 161
2080 1,071,270 49.324% 50.676% 527 26 -0.62% 161
2085 1,038,421 49.46% 50.54% 511 29 -0.62% 161
2090 1,006,771 49.595% 50.405% 495 30 -0.6% 162
2095 977,568 49.729% 50.271% 481 31 -0.56% 164
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations