Mauritius Population 2022 (Live)

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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.

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Mauritius Population 2022 (Live)

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Mauritius Population (as of 10/1/2022)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%

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Mauritius Population by Year (Historical)

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Mauritius Population by Age

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

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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%).

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