Below you’ll find statistics about the population of Mauritius with age distribution, religion, language, ethnicity, demographics, and how many people live in our cities.
The current estimated population of Mauritius during the July 2015 census was 1, 339 827.
Population in our largest cities showing districts - demographics
The remaining 4.1% include English spoken by less than 1 % of the population, Mandarin, Cantonese and various ethnic languages from India: Hindi, Telegu, Malayalam, Marathi, Urdu and Tamil.
The other Christian faiths include:
Pentecostals, Seventh-day Adventists, Anglicans, Presbyterians, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) evangelicals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and members of the Assemblies of God.
More than 95% of our Muslim people are Sunnis.
The ratio of males versus females:
The male population is 653 916 and the female 670 594
Life expectancy at birth:
Male - 71 years
Female - 78 years
It’s the percentage of the working population against those who are not working. Usually under 15 years and over 65 years old. So the productive part of the population is between 15 and 64 years old.
13.29 births / 1,000 population
6.91 deaths / 1,000 population
Changes in our population during 2015 - estimation
51 births on average per day
24 deaths on average per day
The population of Mauritius increases by 26 persons a day.
Space is obviously limited on a small island and the government does not encourage immigration and population growth.
The CIA world fact book - august 2015