Mauritius Population 2020

1,271,323

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 157th 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, 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%).

Components of Population Change

One birth every 41 minutes
One death every 48 minutes
One net migrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 288 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

Mauritius Population Pyramid 2020

Mauritius Population by Age

There are 993,068 adults in Mauritius.

Census Years

Year Date
20202020
201114 July 2011
20002 July 2000

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.

Official NameRepublic of Mauritius
Languages SpokenEnglish, French, Mauritian Creole
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-20.28, 57.55
Currencies UsedMauritius Rupee
DemonymMauritian
BordersNone
Name Population Location
Port Louis155,226Map
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill111,355Map
Vacoas110,000Map
Curepipe84,200Map
Quatre Bornes80,961Map
Triolet23,269Map
Goodlands20,910Map
Centre de Flacq17,710Map
Bel Air Riviere Seche17,671Map
Mahebourg17,042Map
Saint Pierre16,414Map
Bambous15,345Map
Le Hochet15,197Map
Rose Belle12,619Map
Chemin Grenier12,457Map
Riviere du Rempart11,675Map
Grand Baie11,512Map
Plaine Magnien10,778Map
Pailles10,622Map
Surinam10,621Map

Mauritius Population Clock

The population of Mauritius (as of 4/2/2020)?1,271,323
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)1,271,768
Births Per Day35
Deaths Per Day30
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day5
Population Change Since January 1st465

Mauritius Population Estimator

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Estimate as of April 2nd 2020 is: 1,271,256

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,271,76849.34%50.66%623.421570.17%
20191,269,66849.38%50.62%622.391570.20%
20181,267,18549.42%50.58%621.171570.21%
20171,264,49949.46%50.54%619.851550.21%
20161,261,86549.50%50.50%618.561550.19%
20151,259,45649.53%50.47%617.381550.18%
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%553.271501.34%
19901,055,86849.87%50.13%517.581500.78%
19851,015,76249.63%50.37%497.921501.01%
1980966,03149.31%50.69%473.541491.60%
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%241.791470.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,271,76849.34%50.66%623.421570.00%
20251,276,64349.15%50.85%625.811570.08%
20301,274,04148.98%51.02%624.53159-0.04%
20351,263,82148.81%51.18%619.52158-0.16%
20401,244,86948.68%51.32%610.23159-0.30%
20451,217,85548.59%51.41%596.99160-0.44%
20501,185,52948.54%51.45%581.14161-0.54%
20551,151,00948.54%51.46%564.22161-0.59%
20601,116,22748.58%51.42%547.17161-0.61%
20651,081,28348.64%51.36%530.04163-0.63%
20701,045,56548.73%51.27%512.53163-0.67%
20751,008,57248.84%51.16%494.40163-0.72%
2080970,20948.97%51.03%475.59163-0.77%
2085931,49749.09%50.91%456.62165-0.81%
2090893,77549.22%50.78%438.13167-0.82%
2095858,61849.35%50.65%420.89169-0.80%
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    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.

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