Table 3.19(a) - Distribution of the resident population by selected age group, age indicators and dependency ratio - Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2040 (medium variant)

 

Age group (Years) 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 5 98,589 8.3 99,253 8.0 96,890 7.5 94,998 7.1 95,072 6.8 94,061 6.6 92,641 6.4 91,057 6.2 89,702 6.0
Under 15 305,288 25.7 306,445 24.6 294,262 22.7 290,768 21.6 286,662 20.6 283,894 19.9 281,580 19.3 277,597 18.8 273,261 18.4
15 - 59 774,082 65.2 817,916 65.8 860,386 66.4 876,048 65.1 882,863 63.5 878,384 61.5 875,023 60.0 877,027 59.4 862,986 58.1
15 - 64 807,182 68.0 855,161 68.8 910,381 70.2 942,880 70.1 959,727 69.0 965,094 67.5 960,122 65.8 957,425 64.8 958,421 64.5
 15 & over 881,585 74.3 937,273 75.4 1,002,425 77.3 1,054,735 78.4 1,103,735 79.4 1,144,843 80.1 1,177,005 80.7 1,200,076 81.2 1,212,778 81.6
 60 & over 107,503 9.1 119,357 9.6 142,039 11.0 178,687 13.3 220,872 15.9 266,459 18.6 301,982 20.7 323,049 21.9 349,792 23.5
 65 & over 74,403 6.3 82,112 6.6 92,044 7.1 111,855 8.3 144,008 10.4 179,749 12.6 216,883 14.9 242,651 16.4 254,357 17.1
All ages 1,186,873 100.0 1,243,718 100.0 1,296,687 100.0 1,345,503 100.0 1,390,397 100.0 1,428,737 100.0 1,458,585 100.0 1,477,673 100.0 1,486,039 100.0
Mean age   30.9     32.2    33.5    34.8     36.1    37.3    38.4     39.3    39.9
Median age    29.0    30.4       32.2     33.9    35.4     36.5     37.8     39.0    39.6
Dependency ratio    470.4     454.4    424.3    427.0    448.7    480.4     519.2     543.4    550.5

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