Mauritius Population (LIVE)

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Mauritius Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Mauritius is 1,301,518 as of Monday, March 4, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Mauritius 2023 population is estimated at 1,300,557 people at mid year.
  • 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 641 per Km2 (1,659 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 2,030 Km2 (784 sq. miles)
  • 40.2 % of the population is urban (523,224 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Mauritius is 37.5 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Mauritius (2024 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
2024 1,301,978 0.11 % 1,421 0 37.8 1.39 641 40.3 % 524,857 0.02 % 8,118,835,999 157
2023 1,300,557 0.08 % 1,088 0 37.5 1.39 641 40.2 % 523,224 0.02 % 8,045,311,447 157
2022 1,299,469 0.04 % 554 0 37.1 1.39 640 40.2 % 521,772 0.02 % 7,975,105,156 157
2020 1,297,828 0.12 % 1,549 -478 36.4 1.41 639 40.0 % 519,330 0.02 % 7,840,952,880 157
2015 1,293,153 0.15 % 1,965 -2,747 34.1 1.37 637 39.9 % 516,377 0.02 % 7,426,597,537 156
2010 1,283,330 0.40 % 5,056 -3,194 31.6 1.55 632 40.4 % 518,584 0.02 % 6,985,603,105 154
2005 1,258,048 0.68 % 8,424 -3,221 29.5 1.88 620 40.9 % 514,605 0.02 % 6,558,176,119 153
2000 1,215,930 0.94 % 11,145-2,522 27.9 1.98 599 41.6 % 505,705 0.02 % 6,148,898,975 153
1995 1,160,207 1.25 % 13,983 -1,305 26.3 2.14 572 42.1 % 488,537 0.02 % 5,743,219,454 151
1990 1,090,290 1.23 % 12,904 -1,646 24.6 2.29 537 42.5 % 463,526 0.02 % 5,316,175,862 150
1985 1,025,769 1.44 % 14,181 807 22.4 2.08 505 41.9 % 429,921 0.02 % 4,861,730,613 150
1980 954,865 1.46 % 13,315 -1,601 20.7 2.78 470 42.8 % 409,127 0.02 % 4,444,007,706 149
1975 888,292 1.36 % 11,635 -3,210 19.1 3.20 438 43.6 % 387,600 0.02 % 4,069,437,231 146
1970 830,115 1.82 % 14,297 -2,191 17.4 3.95 409 42.4 % 351,699 0.02 % 3,695,390,336 145
1965 758,628 2.31 % 16,389 -2,829 16.2 5.51 374 38.5 % 292,028 0.02 % 3,337,111,983 145
1960 676,683 2.54 % 15,963 -2,494 16.0 6.17 333 34.2 % 231,739 0.02 % 3,019,233,434 145
1955 596,866 2.58 % 14,285 -1,489 16.7 5.83 294 30.2 % 180,433 0.02 % 2,746,072,141 145
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 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
2025 1,303,210 0.08 % 1,076 0 38.1 1.40 642 40.4 % 526,689 0.02 % 8,191,988,453 157
2030 1,305,425 0.03 % 443 0 39.6 1.41 643 41.3 % 538,588 0.02 % 8,546,141,327 158
2035 1,299,451 -0.09 % -1,195 0 41.4 1.42 640 42.6 % 554,003 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 159
2040 1,284,007 -0.24 % -3,089 0 43.1 1.44 633 44.5 % 572,012 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 159
2045 1,258,664 -0.40 % -5,069 0 44.6 1.46 620 46.9 % 589,818 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 159
2050 1,226,235 -0.52 % -6,486   46.2 1.47 604 49.3 % 604,348 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 160
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Mauritius Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Mauritius
Life Expectancy
75.69 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
11.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
13.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Mauritius (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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.