Mauritius Population 2017

1,281,501

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 2017Source: 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 SpokenMauritian Creole, English, French
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-20.2833333357.55
Currencies UsedMUR

Mauritius Population Density

Name Population
Cargados Carajos63
Tamarin3,764
Souillac4,392
Camp Diable5,082
Petite Riviere5,331
Quatre Cocos5,724
Roches Noire5,733
Sebastopol5,745
Fond du Sac5,796
Piton5,909
Ecroignard5,952
Port Mathurin6,000
Morcellemont Saint Andre6,150
Laventure6,171
Quartier Militaire6,424
Bon Accueil6,553
Dagotiere6,915
Beau Vallon7,016
Poste de Flacq7,133
Grand Gaube7,156
Nouvelle France7,238
Brisee Verdiere7,374
Grande Pointe aux Piments7,556
Plaine des Papayes7,617
Long Mountain7,775
Grand Bois7,804
Montagne Blanche8,661
Pamplemousses8,836
Moka8,842
Petit Raffray9,117
Terre Rouge9,566
Riviere des Anguilles9,927
New Grove9,935
Lalmatie10,404
Surinam10,621
Pailles10,622
Plaine Magnien10,778
Grand Baie11,512
Riviere du Rempart11,675
Chemin Grenier12,457
Rose Belle12,619
Le Hochet15,197
Saint Pierre16,414
Mahebourg17,042
Bel Air Riviere Seche17,671
Centre de Flacq17,710
Goodlands20,910
Triolet23,269
Quatre Bornes80,961
Curepipe84,200
Vacoas110,000
Beau Bassin111,355
Port Louis155,226

Mauritius Population Clock

What is the population of Mauritius (as of September 13, 2017)?1,281,501
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)1281353
Births Per Day8
Deaths Per Day6
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st510

Mauritius Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.802 births/thousand163
Crude Death Rate 7.903 deaths/thousand87
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand0
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.911 years92
Male Life Expectancy 71.483 years96
Female Life Expectancy 78.43 years84
Total Fertility Rate 1.437 children/woman186
Net Reproduction Rate 0.692 surviving daughters/woman187
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.042 males per female143
Infant Mortality Rate 10.442 deaths/1,000 live births118
Under Five Mortality 12.456 deaths/thousand120
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.22 years144
Rate of Natural Increase 2.831 161
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.413 %90
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.842 %93
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.948 %84
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.269 %99
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 19.99 %99
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.329 %90
Crude Suicide Rate 8.5 suicides/thousand77
Median Age (Total) 34.8 years72
Median Age (Female) 35.8 years74
Median Age (Male) 33.9 years75

Mauritius Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20171,281,35349.319%50.681%631170.28%156
20151,273,21249.39%50.61%627170.33%156
20101,247,95149.567%50.433%614160.41%155
20051,222,00649.559%50.441%601150.47%153
20001,185,14349.588%50.412%583150.74%153
19951,128,67649.851%50.149%555151.17%151
19901,055,86549.868%50.132%520151.18%151
19851,015,76349.634%50.366%500150.74%150
1980966,03649.308%50.692%475131.24%150
1975892,20849.341%50.659%439131.64%147
1970826,44750.031%49.969%407121.58%145
1965753,28550.005%49.995%371112.14%145
1960660,02349.862%50.138%325122.84%145
1955570,64549.802%50.198%281132.99%146
1950493,25449.797%50.203%242152.64%146

Mauritius Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20201,291,36149.22%50.78%636170.22%157
20251,303,54649.057%50.943%642170.13%156
20301,309,52248.906%51.094%645180.02%156
20351,307,02748.774%51.226%64319-0.13%158
20401,294,88248.668%51.332%63719-0.27%158
20451,274,43548.604%51.396%62719-0.38%159
20501,248,97648.591%51.409%61519-0.43%159
20551,221,76648.639%51.361%60120-0.45%159
20601,194,22648.731%51.269%58821-0.47%160
20651,165,99148.857%51.143%57424-0.5%160
20701,136,10649.01%50.99%55925-0.55%161
20751,104,29549.171%50.829%54326-0.59%161
20801,071,27049.324%50.676%52726-0.62%161
20851,038,42149.46%50.54%51129-0.62%161
20901,006,77149.595%50.405%49530-0.6%162
2095977,56849.729%50.271%48131-0.56%164
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations