Mauritius Population (LIVE)

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Mauritius Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mauritius is 1,270,467 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Mauritius 2019 population is estimated at 1,269,668 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Mauritius population is equivalent to 0.02% of the total world population.
  • Mauritius ranks number 157 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Mauritius is 625 per Km2 (1,620 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,030 Km2 (784 sq. miles)
  • 40.8 % of the population is urban (518,289 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Mauritius is 35.9 years.

Population of Mauritius (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMauritius
Global Rank
2019 1,269,668 0.20 % 2,483 0 35.9 1.47 625 40.8 % 518,289 0.02 % 7,713,468,100 157
2018 1,267,185 0.21 % 2,686 0 35.9 1.47 624 40.8 % 517,387 0.02 % 7,631,091,040 157
2017 1,264,499 0.21 % 2,634 0 35.9 1.47 623 40.9 % 516,698 0.02 % 7,547,858,925 155
2016 1,261,865 0.19 % 2,409 0 35.9 1.47 622 40.9 % 516,339 0.02 % 7,464,022,049 155
2015 1,259,456 0.18 % 2,300 -2,416 35.6 1.49 620 41.0 % 516,377 0.02 % 7,379,797,139 155
2010 1,247,955 0.42 % 5,190 -2,416 32.9 1.70 615 41.6 % 518,584 0.02 % 6,956,823,603 154
2005 1,222,003 0.61 % 7,372 -3,874 30.5 1.93 602 42.1 % 514,605 0.02 % 6,541,907,027 153
2000 1,185,145 0.98 % 11,294-1,772 29.0 2.03 584 42.7 % 505,705 0.02 % 6,143,493,823 153
1995 1,128,673 1.34 % 14,561 -1,122 26.8 2.25 556 43.3 % 488,537 0.02 % 5,744,212,979 150
1990 1,055,868 0.78 % 8,021 -7,195 24.9 2.31 520 43.9 % 463,526 0.02 % 5,327,231,061 150
1985 1,015,762 1.01 % 9,946 -4,326 23.1 2.30 500 42.3 % 429,921 0.02 % 4,870,921,740 150
1980 966,031 1.60 % 14,764 -4,123 21.5 3.11 476 42.4 % 409,127 0.02 % 4,458,003,514 149
1975 892,211 1.54 % 13,154 -4,093 19.5 3.47 440 43.4 % 387,600 0.02 % 4,079,480,606 147
1970 826,441 1.87 % 14,631 -5,831 17.8 4.61 407 42.6 % 351,699 0.02 % 3,700,437,046 145
1965 753,285 2.68 % 18,652 -6,174 16.7 6.20 371 38.8 % 292,028 0.02 % 3,339,583,597 146
1960 660,023 2.95 % 17,875 -1,619 16.7 5.90 325 35.1 % 231,739 0.02 % 3,034,949,748 145
1955 570,648 2.96 % 15,479 532 16.9 5.90 281 31.6 % 180,433 0.02 % 2,773,019,936 146
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Mauritius Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMauritius
Global Rank
2020 1,271,768 0.19 % 2,462 0 37.5 1.39 626 40.8 % 519,330 0.02 % 7,794,798,739 157
2025 1,276,643 0.08 % 975 0 39.2 1.39 629 41.3 % 526,689 0.02 % 8,184,437,460 157
2030 1,274,041 -0.04 % -520 0 40.8 1.39 628 42.3 % 538,588 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 158
2035 1,263,821 -0.16 % -2,044 0 42.6 1.39 623 43.8 % 554,003 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 158
2040 1,244,869 -0.30 % -3,790 0 44.5 1.39 613 45.9 % 572,012 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 158
2045 1,217,855 -0.44 % -5,403 0 46.1 1.39 600 48.4 % 589,818 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 160
2050 1,185,529 -0.54 % -6,465   47.7 1.39 584 51.0 % 604,348 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 161
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Mauritius Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Mauritius
Life Expectancy
75.51 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
9.7
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
11.5
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
627,480 49.34% 644,287 50.66% 1,271,768 0.97

Population Pyramid for Mauritius (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 108,784 50.96% 104,678 49.04% 213,462 16.78%
15-24 95,678 50.70% 93,021 49.30% 188,699 14.84%
25-54 273,653 50.21% 271,377 49.79% 545,030 42.86%
55-64 80,487 48.68% 84,863 51.32% 165,350 13.00%
65+ 68,878 43.26% 90,348 56.74% 159,226 12.52%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 213,462 16.78% 23.7
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 899,079 70.70% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 159,226 12.52% 17.7
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
372,688 29.30% 41.5

Main Cities by Population in Mauritius

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Port Louis 155,226
2 Beau Bassin-Rose Hill 111,355
3 Vacoas 110,000
4 Curepipe 84,200
5 Quatre Bornes 80,961
6 Triolet 23,269
7 Goodlands 20,910
8 Centre de Flacq 17,710
9 Bel Air Riviere Seche 17,671
10 Mahebourg 17,042
11 Saint Pierre 16,414
12 Bambous 15,345
13 Le Hochet 15,197

See also

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Notes

The Mauritius Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Mauritius delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Mauritius (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Mauritius in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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