Mauritius Population 2018

1,268,827

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%).

Components of Population Change

One birth every 39 minutes
One death every 50 minutes
One net migrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 180 minutes

Mauritius Population in 2018Source: By Peter Kuchar (pkuchar) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

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 SpokenEnglish, French, Mauritian Creole
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-20.2833333357.55
Currencies UsedMauritius Rupee
DemonymMauritian

Countries Bordering Mauritius

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Mauritius Population Density

Mauritius Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Port Louis155,226
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill111,355
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
Bambous15,345
Le Hochet15,197
Rose Belle12,619
Chemin Grenier12,457
Riviere du Rempart11,675
Grand Baie11,512
Plaine Magnien10,778
Pailles10,622
Surinam10,621

Mauritius Population Clock

The population of Mauritius (as of 9/2/2018)?1,268,827
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)1,268,315
Births Per Day37
Deaths Per Day29
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 8
Population Change Since January 1st1,960

Mauritius Population Estimator

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Estimate as of September 2nd 2018 is: 1,268,842

Mauritius Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20181,268,31549.42%50.58%621.721580.25%
20171,265,13849.46%50.54%620.171580.24%
20161,262,13249.50%50.50%618.691570.21%
20151,259,45649.53%50.47%617.381560.18%
20101,247,95549.57%50.43%611.741540.42%
20051,222,00349.56%50.44%599.021530.61%
20001,185,14549.59%50.41%580.951530.98%
19951,128,67349.85%50.15%553.271511.34%
19901,055,86849.87%50.13%517.581500.78%
19851,015,76249.63%50.37%497.921501.01%
1980966,03149.31%50.69%473.541501.60%
1975892,21149.34%50.66%437.361471.54%
1970826,44150.03%49.97%405.121451.87%
1965753,28550.00%50.00%369.261452.68%
1960660,02349.86%50.14%323.541452.95%
1955570,64849.80%50.20%279.731462.96%
1950493,25549.80%50.20%241.791460.00%

Mauritius Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,274,11449.34%50.66%624.571580.00%
20251,283,27349.15%50.85%629.061570.14%
20301,286,93448.97%51.03%630.851570.06%
20351,282,70148.81%51.19%628.77158-0.07%
20401,269,20048.67%51.33%622.16158-0.21%
20451,247,59848.58%51.42%611.57160-0.34%
20501,221,03048.53%51.47%598.54160-0.43%
20551,193,21248.54%51.46%584.91160-0.46%
20601,165,67048.59%51.41%571.41160-0.47%
20651,138,02248.67%51.33%557.85161-0.48%
20701,109,33648.77%51.23%543.79162-0.51%
20751,078,96648.90%51.10%528.90162-0.55%
20801,047,26049.03%50.97%513.36162-0.59%
20851,015,50849.14%50.86%497.80162-0.61%
2090984,92849.27%50.73%482.81163-0.61%
2095956,63649.40%50.60%468.94164-0.58%
Data Sources
  1. Statistics Mauritius
  2. Statistics Mauritius
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 2011 census adjusted for underenumeration at ages 0-14, with official population estimates for 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer