Mauritius Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Mauritius population 2017

During 2017 Mauritius population is projected to increased by 5 137 people and reach 1 286 240 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 5 137. Because of the lack of official information related to external migration we do not include it to our estimation. Most probably the difference between immigrants and emigrants is not significant and is close to zero. That means the population of Mauritius is changing mainly due to the natural reasons only (births and deaths).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Mauritius population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Mauritius will be increased by 14 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Mauritius 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Mauritius was estimated to be 1 281 103 people. This is an increase of 0.40 % (5 117 people) compared to population of 1 275 986 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 5 117. Unfortunatelly, we do not have any data related to external migration in 2016. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.975 (975 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Mauritius population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Mauritius population density

Mauritius population density is 628.0 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Mauritius divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Mauritius. The total area of Mauritius is 2 040 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Mauritius age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Mauritius had the following population age distribution:

21.8 70.7 7.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Mauritius population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Mauritius age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Mauritius is 41.5 %.

The value of 41.5 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Mauritius must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Mauritius is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Mauritius is 30.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Mauritius is 10.6 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Mauritius age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Mauritius is 74.5 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 71 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 78.1 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 907 291 persons or 90.61% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Mauritius are able to read and write. Accordingly about 93 994 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 92.85% (453 192 persons). 34 883 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 88.48% (454 098 persons). 59 112 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.36% and 99.09% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.72%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Mauritius population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Mauritius historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Mauritius population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951499 843N/A %
1952513 8112.79 %
1953529 1192.98 %
1954545 3363.06 %
1955562 1343.08 %
1956579 2973.05 %
1957596 7163.01 %
1958614 3792.96 %
1959632 3512.93 %
1960650 7252.91 %
1961669 5342.89 %
1962688 6762.86 %
1963707 8602.79 %
1964726 6372.65 %
1965744 5732.47 %
1966761 4212.26 %
1967777 1672.07 %
1968791 9581.90 %
1969806 0421.78 %
1970819 6961.69 %
1971833 0241.63 %
1972845 9991.56 %
1973858 7851.51 %
1974871 7641.51 %
1975885 2821.55 %
1976899 5671.61 %
1977914 6261.67 %
1978930 0731.69 %
1979945 2041.63 %
1980959 3121.49 %
1981972 0521.33 %
1982983 4791.18 %
1983993 7581.05 %
19841 003 0640.94 %
19851 011 6330.85 %
19861 019 5210.78 %
19871 026 7270.71 %
19881 033 7180.68 %
19891 041 4240.75 %
19901 050 7270.89 %
19911 062 1501.09 %
19921 075 6971.28 %
19931 090 7781.40 %
19941 106 3691.43 %
19951 121 4081.36 %
19961 135 3131.24 %
19971 148 0431.12 %
19981 159 7131.02 %
19991 170 4330.92 %
20001 180 3600.85 %
20011 189 5470.78 %
20021 197 9410.71 %
20031 205 5570.64 %
20041 212 5090.58 %
20051 218 9210.53 %
20061 224 8600.49 %
20071 230 3560.45 %
20081 235 5050.42 %
20091 240 4840.40 %
20101 245 4530.40 %
20111 250 5200.41 %
20121 255 7120.42 %
20131 260 9480.42 %
20141 266 0640.41 %
20151 270 8900.38 %
20161 275 9860.40 %
20171 281 1030.40 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.