Mauritius Population 2022 (Live)

1,299,469
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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.

The current population of Mauritius is 1,299,469 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 1,299,469.

Mauritius Growth Rate

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Mauritius Population 2022 (Live)

Mauritius Population Clock

Mauritius Population (as of 9/18/2022)1,299,469
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)1,299,469
Births per Day7
Deaths per Day7
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day
Population Change Since Jan. 1
  • Net decrease of 1 person every Infinity minutes

  • Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects

Components of Population Change

One birth every 206 minutes0%
One death every 206 minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
Net gain of one person every Infinity minutes0%

Mauritius Population Clock

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

Mauritius Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
1955596,8662.58%294.0214611
1960676,6832.54%333.3414611
1965758,6282.31%373.7114610
1970830,1151.82%408.9214612
1975888,2921.36%437.5814712
1980954,8651.46%470.3815013
19851,025,7691.44%505.3015114
19901,090,2901.23%537.0915114
19951,160,2071.25%571.5315214
20001,215,9300.94%598.9815414
20051,258,0480.68%619.7315415
20101,283,3300.40%632.1815516
20151,293,1530.15%637.0215717
20171,294,7410.06%637.8015717
20181,295,3810.05%638.1215717
20191,296,2790.07%638.5615716
20201,297,8280.12%639.3215816
20211,298,9150.08%639.8615816
20221,299,4690.07%640.1315816

Mauritius Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20251,303,2100.08%641.9815817
20301,305,4250.03%643.0715918
20351,299,451-0.09%640.1216020
20401,284,007-0.24%632.5216020
20451,258,664-0.40%620.0316021
20501,226,235-0.52%604.0616121
20551,191,085-0.58%586.7416222
20601,155,585-0.60%569.2516224
20651,119,914-0.63%551.6816425
20701,082,932-0.67%533.4616428
20751,043,858-0.73%514.2216430
20801,003,054-0.79%494.1216632
2085961,480-0.84%473.6416734
2090920,616-0.86%453.5116836
2095882,208-0.85%434.5916938
20231,300,5570.08%640.6715816
20241,301,9780.09%641.3715817

Mauritius Population by Year (Projections)

Mauritius Population Pyramid 2022

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Mauritius Median Age

36.3


Total

35


Male

37.6


Female

Mauritius Population by Age

There are 1,033,483 people over age 18 in Mauritius.

Census Years

Year Date
20002 July 2000
201114 July 2011
20202020

Mauritius Population Pyramid

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, Franco-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 - General Info

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