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Population Ageing and the elderly


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2000 Housing And Population Census
Analysis Report
Volume X: Population Ageing and the elderly
 
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Contents
FOREWORD
EXPLANATORY NOTES
HIGHLIGHTS
CHAPTER 1 - DEMOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF POPULATION AGEING
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Demographic background
1.3 Age-structure of the population
CHAPTER 2 - THE ELDERLY POPULATION
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Growth of the elderly population
2.3 Age and sex structure of the elderly population
CHAPTER 3 - SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ELDERLY
3.1 Marital status
3.2 Educational characteristics
3.3 Position in the household
3.4 Living arrangements
3.5 Health status
3.5.1 Disability
3.5.2 Deaths
3.5.3 Life expectancy
CHAPTER 4 - ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS
4.1 Activity status and employment
4.2 Income
4.3 Expenditure
4.4 Standard of living
4.4.1 Tenure
4.4.2 Availability of household items
4.4.3 Food consumption
4.5 Eldercare and Leisure
4.5.1 Dependence
4.5.2 Leisure activities of the elderly
4.5.3 Medical care
CHAPTER 5 - COROLLARIES OF AGEING
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Societal dependency ratios
5.3 Parent support ratio
5.4 Cost of old age pensions
REFERENCES
List of tables
Table 1.1 Total fertility rate, Republic of Mauritius, 1960 - 2002
Table 1.2 Life expectancy at birth by sex, Republic of Mauritius, 1942 - 2002
Table 1.3 Average annual official long term emigrants by sex, 1960 - 1994
Table 1.4 Selected age-indicators, Republic of Mauritius, Censuses of 1911 - 2000
Table 1.5 Selected age-indicators based on population projections, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2040
Table 2.1 Enumerated elderly population by broad age group and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2040
Table 2.2 Sex ratio of the elderly population by broad age group, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2000
Table 2.3 Percentage distribution of the elderly population by broad age group, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2000
Table 3.1 Percentage distribution of the elderly population by marital status, age and sex, Republic of Mauritius, Census 2000
Table 3.2 Elderly population (60 years and over) by educational attainment and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 3.3 Distribution(%) of the elderly population in private households by relationship to head and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 3.4 Distribution(%) of the elderly population by living arrangement and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 3.5 Elderly population living in institutions by age group and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 3.6 Elderly population reported as disabled and disability rates by age group and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 3.7 Deaths and death rates of the elderly population  by age group and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000
Table 3.8 Deaths of the elderly by cause and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000
Table 3.9 Life expectancy at selected ages by sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000
Table 4.1 Distribution (%) of employed elderly population by activity status and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 4.2 Distribution (%) of employed elderly population by occupation and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 4.3 Distribution (%) of employed elderly population by industry and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 4.4 Distribution (%) of employed elderly population by employment status and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 4.5 Distribution (%) of employed elderly population by educational attainment and sex, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 Census
Table 4.6 Proportion (%) of the elderly receiving income from selected sources, Republic of Mauritius, 2001/02 HBS
Table 4.7 Distribution (%) of household consumption expenditure by commodity group and household type, Republic of Mauritius, 2001/02 HBS
Table 4.8 Total and elderly population (%) by type of housing occupancy, Republic of Mauritius, 2001/02 HBS
Table 4.9 Total and elderly population (%) having selected items in their household, Republic of Mauritius, 2001/02 HBS
Table 4.10 Food consumption ratio of total and elderly population , Republic of Mauritius, 2001/02 HBS
Table 4.11 Elderly persons receiving assistance to carry out normal activities, CMPHS 1999
Table 4.12 Elderly persons engaged in specified leisure activities and average number of hours spent per week in these activities, CMPHS 1999
Table 4.13 Type of medical care sought by elderly persons, CMPHS 1999
Table 5.1 Dependency ratios, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2040
Table 5.2 Parent dependency ratios, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2040
Table 5.3 Cost of old-age pensions, Republic of Mauritius, 2000/01 - 2040/41
List of figures
Figure 1 Total fertility rate, Republic of Mauritius, 1960 - 2000
Figure 2 Evolution of the median age and of the ageing index, Republic of Mauritius, 1960 - 2040
Figure 3 Distribution (%) of the population by broad age group, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2040
Figure 4 Population pyramids, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2040
Figure 5 Evolution of total and elderly population, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2040
Figure 6 Elderly population by sex, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2040
Figure 7 Distribution of elderly population by broad age group, Republic of Mauritius, 1962 - 2040
Figure 8 Currently married and widowed elderly (%) by sex, Republic of Mauritius, Census 2000
Figure 9 Main causes of death among the elderly, Republic of Mauritius, 2000
Figure 10 Dependency ratios, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2040
Figure 11 Parent support ratios, Republic of Mauritius, 2000 - 2040