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Statistics Mauritius>Statistics by Subject>Population and Vital Statistics Jan-June 2014

Population and Vital Statistics Jan-June 2014

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Population
1.   As at 1st July 2014, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,261,208 representing an increase of 2,281 persons or 0.2% over the population of 1,258,927 as at 1st July 2013.
 
2.   Islandwise, the population as at 1st July 2014 was as follows:
 
                        Island of Mauritius     1,219,265
                        Island of Rodrigues         41,669
                        Other Island                      274

                       

 
3.   The population density of the Republic of Mauritius was around 618 persons per square  kilometre as at 1st July 2014.                                                                
     
Vital Statistics
 
4.   The number of live births registered during the first semester of 2014 was 6,955, compared to 6,949 registered during the first semester of 2013. Some 13,610 live births are expected for the year 2014. The crude birth rate works out to 10.8 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2014 compared to 10.9 in 2013.
5.   Some 4,660 deaths were registered during the first six months of 2014, 98 more than the corresponding period in 2013. About 9,640 deaths are expected for the year 2014, resulting in a crude death rate of 7.6 per 1,000 mid-year population compared to 7.5 in 2013.
6.   Infant deaths registered during the period January to June 2014 was 104 against 83 for the same period in 2013.  About 198 infant deaths are estimated for the year 2014, resulting in an infant mortality rate of 14.5 per 1,000 live births, against 12.1 in 2013.
7.   The number of still births registered during the first half of 2014 was 85 compared to 65 for the same period in 2013. Around 150 still births are expected during the year 2014, resulting in a still birth rate of 10.9 per 1,000 total births compared to 8.5 in 2013.
8.    The number of marriages registered from January to June 2014 was 4,709 compared to 4,387 for the same period in 2013. About 10,270 marriages are expected for the year 2014. The crude marriage rate works out to 16.3 persons married per 1,000 mid-year population against 15.2 in 2013.
 
 
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