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Population and Vital Statistics Year 2015

Highlights
 
 
Population
 
1.   As at end of 2015, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,262,862 comprising 624,884 males and 637,978 females.
2.   Compared to a figure of 1,261,721 at the end of 2014, the population increased by 1,141 or 0.1% during the year 2015.
3.   Islandwise, the population as at 31 December 2015 was as follows:
                        Island of Mauritius      1,220,530
                        Island of Rodrigues         42,058
                        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 409 in 2015 compared to 410 in 2014.
 
Vital Statistics
 
5.   In 2015, the number of live births registered was 12,738, that is 677 less than in 2014.  The crude birth rate thus decreased from 10.6 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2014 to 10.1 in 2015.
6.   There were 9,747 deaths registered in 2015, showing an increase of 65 as compared to 9,682 in 2014.  The crude death rate per 1,000 mid-year population was 7.7 in both 2014 and 2015.
7.  The number of infant deaths registered during the year 2015 was 173, lower than the 2014 figure of 194. The infant mortality rate decreased from 14.5 per 1,000 live births in 2014 to 13.6 in 2015.
8.   The number of still births registered during the year 2015 was 125 compared to 138 in 2014.  Consequently, the still birth rate decreased from 10.2 per 1,000 total births in 2014 to 9.7 in 2015.
9.  The number of marriages registered during the year 2015 was 9,709 compared to 9,959 in 2014.  The crude marriage rate decreased from 15.8 persons married per 1,000 mid-year population in 2014 to 15.4 in 2015.
 
 
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11 March 2016