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Population and Vital Statistics - Year 2017

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Population

 

 

 

1.  As at end of 2017, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,265,309 comprising 626,088 males and 639,221 females.
2.  Compared to a figure of 1,263,820 at the end of 2016, the population increased by 1489 or 0.1% during the year 2017.
3.  Islandwise, the population as at 31 December 2017 was as follows:
                   Island of Mauritius    1,222,217
                   Island of Rodrigues       42,818
                   Other islands                   274
 
4.  The dependency ratio, that is the child population under 15 years of age and the elderly population aged 65 years and above per 1,000 population aged 15-64 years was 408.6 in 2016 and 408.1 in 2017.
 
Vital Statistics
 
5.  In 2017, the number of live births registered was 13,479, that is 397 or 3% more than in 2016.  The crude birth rate, thus, increased from 10.4 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2016 to 10.7 in 2017.
6.  There were 10,140 deaths registered in 2017, showing a decrease of 34 or 0.3% as compared to 10,174 in 2016.  The crude death rate per 1,000 mid-year population was 8.1 in 2016 and 8.0 in 2017.
7.  The number of infant deaths registered during the year 2017 was 164, higher than the 2016 figure of 154. The infant mortality rate increased from 11.8 per 1,000 live births in 2016 to 12.2 in 2017.
8.  The number of still births registered during the year 2017 was 135 compared to 127 in 2016.  The still birth rate increased from 9.6 per 1,000 total births in 2016 to 9.9 in 2017.

 

9.  The number of marriages registered during the year 2017 was 9,757, i.e. 2.8% less than the figure of 10,042 in 2016.  The crude marriage rate decreased from 15.9 persons married per 1,000 mid-year population in 2016 to 15.4 in 2017.

 


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March 2018