Mauritius Population 2023 (Live)


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 1,299,920 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 1,300,557.

Mauritius Growth Rate

Mauritius Population 2023 (Live)

Mauritius Population Clock

Mauritius Population (as of 1/27/2023)1,299,920
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)1,300,557
Births per Day36
Deaths per Day32
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day4
Population Change Since Jan. 1108

Components of Population Change

One birth every 40 minutes
One death every 45 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 360 minutes

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Mauritius Population by Year (Historical)

Mauritius Population by Year (Projections)

Mauritius Population Pyramid 2023

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Mauritius Population by Age

There are 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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