Demography in Mauritius

Demographics

  • Population : 1,263,473 (2016)
  • Age structure :
    0-14 years: 16% (male 139,721/female 133,765)
    15-24 years: 14.8% (male 101,453/female 99,288)
    25-54 years: 43.74% (male 296,795/female 296,485)
    55-64 years: 11.59% (male 74,650/female 82,585)
    65 years and over: 9.71% (male 53,985/female 77,661) (2017 est.)
  • Dependency ratios:
    total dependency ratio: 6
    youth dependency ratio: 27.5
    elderly dependency ratio: 14.1
    potential support ratio: 7.1 (2015 est.)
  • Median age:
    total: 35.3 years
    male: 34.2 years
    female: 36.3 years (2017 est.)
  • Population growth rate : 59% (2017 est.)
  • Birth rate : 13 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Death rate : 1 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Net migration rate : 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Urbanization:
    urban population: 39.4% of total population (2017)
    rate of urbanization: 0.07% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.
  • Major cities – population : PORT LOUIS (capital) 135,000 (2014)
  • Sex ratio:
    at birth: 05 male(s)/female
    0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
    55-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
  • Infant mortality rate:
    total: 8 deaths/1,000 live births
    male: 11.6 deaths/1,000 live births
    female: 7.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)

 

total population: 75.8 years
male: 72.4 years
female: 79.5 years (2017 est.)

Sanitation facility access
improved:
urban: 93.9% of population
rural: 92.6% of population
total: 93.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 6.1% of population
rural: 7.4% of population
total: 6.9% of population (2015 est.)