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Population and Vital Statistics - Year 2016

Highlights
 
 
Population
 
1.  As at end of 2016, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,263,820 comprising 625,358 males and 638,462 females.
2.  Compared to a figure of 1,262,862 at the end of 2015, the population increased by 958 or 0.1% during the year 2016.
3.  Islandwise, the population as at 31 December 2016 was as follows:
                        Island of Mauritius      1,221,150
                        Island of Rodrigues         42,396
                        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 and 2016.
 
Vital Statistics
 
5.  In 2016, the number of live births registered was 13,082, that is 344 more than in 2015.  The crude birth rate thus increased from 10.1 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2015 to 10.4 in 2016.
6.  There were 10,174 deaths registered in 2016, showing an increase of 427 as compared to 9,747 in 2015.  The crude death rate per 1,000 mid-year population was 7.7 in 2015 and 8.1 in 2016.
7.  The number of infant deaths registered during the year 2016 was 154, lower than the 2015 figure of 173. The infant mortality rate decreased from 13.6 per 1,000 live births in 2015 to 11.8 in 2016.
8.  The number of still births registered during the year 2016 was 127 compared to 125 in 2015.  The still birth rate decreased from 9.7 per 1,000 total births in 2015 to 9.6 in 2016.
9.  The number of marriages registered during the year 2016 was 10,042 compared to 9,709 in 2015.  The crude marriage rate increased from 15.4 persons married per 1,000 mid-year population in 2015 to 15.9 in 2016.
 
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March 2017