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Statistics Mauritius>Publications>Population & Vital Statistics - Jan-Jun 2016

Population & Vital Statistics - Jan-Jun 2016

Highlights
 
Population
 
1.   As at 1st July 2016, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,263,747, with a growth rate of 0.1% over the population as at 1st July 2015.
 
2.   Islandwise, the population as at 1st July 2016 was as follows:
 
            Island of Mauritius      1,221213
            Island of Rodrigues         42,260
            Agalega and St Brandon      274

           

     
Vital Statistics
 
3.   The number of live births registered during the first semester of 2016 was 6,858, compared to 6,737 during the 1st semester of 2015. Some 12,960 live births are expected for the year 2016. The crude birth rate works out to 10.3 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2016, compared to 10.1 in 2015.
4.   Some 4,998 deaths were registered during the first six months of 2016. About 10,240 deaths are expected for the year 2016, resulting in a crude death rate of 8.1 per 1,000 mid-year population, compared to 7.7 in 2015.
5.   The number of infant deaths registered during the period January to June 2016 was 96 against 93 for the same period in 2015. About 180 infant deaths are estimated for the year 2016, resulting in an infant mortality rate of 13.9 per 1,000 live births, against 13.6 in 2015.
6.   The number of still births registered during the first half of 2016 was 71 compared to 73 for the same period in 2015. Around 120 still births are expected during the year 2016, resulting in a still birth rate of 9.2 per 1,000 total births, compared to 9.7 in 2015.
7.   The number of marriages registered from January to June 2016 was 4,695, compared to 4,320 for the same period in 2015. Around 10,250 marriages are expected for the year 2016. The crude marriage rate works out to 16.2 persons married per 1,000 mid-year population, against 15.4 in 2015.
 
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August 2016