Population and Vital Statistics - Republic of Mauritius, Year 2010

Highlights

Population

1. As at end of 2010, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,283,415 comprising 632,787 males and 650,628 females.

2. Compared to a figure of 1,277,851 at the end of 2009, the population increased by 5,564 or 0.4% during the year 2010.

3. Islandwise, the population as at 31 December 2010 was as follows:

Island of Mauritius 1,245,289
Island of Rodrigues 37,837
Other islands 289

4. The population density was around 629 persons per square kilometre in 2010.

5. Persons aged below 15 years made up 21.6% of the population in 2010. Persons aged 15 - 64 years represented 71.1% and elderly persons aged 65 years and above, 7.3%. The dependency ratio in 2010 was 406 compared to 412 in 2009.

Vital Statistics

6. In 2010, the number of live births registered was 15,005, that is 339 less than in 2009. The crude birth rate thus decreased from 12.0 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2009 to 11.7 in 2010.

7. There were 9,131 deaths registered in 2010, showing a decrease of 93 as compared to 2009 (9,224). The crude death rate per 1,000 mid-year population consequently fell from 7.2 in 2009 to 7.1 in 2010.

8. The number of infant deaths registered during the year 2010 was 187, lower than the 2009 figure of 205. The infant mortality rate fell from 13.4 per 1,000 live births in 2009 to 12.5 in 2010.

9. The number of still births registered during the year 2010 was 103 compared to 138 in 2009. Consequently, the still birth rate decreased from 8.9 per 1,000 total births in 2009 to 6.8 in 2010.

10. The number of marriages registered during the year 2010 was 10,555 compared to 10,619 in 2009. The crude marriage rate declined from 16.7 persons married per 1,000 mid-year population in 2009 to 16.5 in 2010.

More: Population and Vital Statistics - Republic of Mauritius, Year 2010

Introduction

Table 3.1 - Estimated resident population by sex, Republic of Mauritius, 31 December 2010

Table 3.2 - Population density, Republic of Mauritius, 31 December 2010

Table 3.3 - Estimated resident population by sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010 (end of year estimates)

Table 4.1 - Population change, Republic of Mauritius, 31 December 2009 and 31 December 2010

Table 4.2 - Components of population growth, Republic of Mauritius, 2009 and 2010

Table 5.1 - Estimated resident population1/ by broad age group and sex – Republic of Mauritius, 1 July 2009 and 1 July 2010

Figure 5.2 - Population pyramid – Republic of Mauritius, 2000 & 2010

Table 6.1 - Live births registered and crude birth rate, Republic of Mauritius, 2009 and 2010

Table 6.2 - Deaths and crude death rate, Republic of Mauritius, 2009 and 2010

Table 6.3 - Infant deaths and infant mortality rate, Republic of Mauritius, 2009 and 2010

Table 6.4 - Still births and still birth rate, Republic of Mauritius, 2009 and 2010

Table 6.5 - Marriages and crude marriage rate, Republic of Mauritius, 2009 and 2010

 

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