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Population and Vital Statistics Year 2014

Highlights
 
 
Population
 
1.   As at end of 2014, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,261,721 comprising 624,334 males and 637,387 females.
2.   Compared to a figure of 1,259,838 at the end of 2013, the population increased by 1,883 or 0.1% during the year 2014.
3.   Islandwise, the population as at 31 December 2014 was as follows:
                        Island of Mauritius      1,219,659
                        Island of Rodrigues         41,788
                        Other islands                     274
 
4.    The population density was 618 persons per square kilometre in 2014 same figure as in 2013
 
5.   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 410 in 2014 compared to 413 in 2013.
 
Vital Statistics
 
6.   In 2014, the number of live births registered was 13,415, that is 273 less than in 2013.  The crude birth rate thus decreased from 10.9 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2013 to 10.6 in 2014.
7.   There were 9,682 deaths registered in 2014, showing an increase of 242 as compared to 9,440 in 2013.  The crude death rate per 1,000 mid-year population was 7.5 in 2013 and 7.7 in 2014.
8.  The number of infant deaths registered during the year 2014 was 194, higher than the 2013 figure of 165. The infant mortality rate increased from 12.1 per 1,000 live births in 2013 to 14.5 in 2014.
9.   The number of still births registered during the year 2014 was 138 compared to 117 in 2013.  Consequently, the still birth rate increased from 8.5 per 1,000 total births in 2013 to 10.2 in 2014.
10.  The number of marriages registered during the year 2014 was 9,959 compared to 9,575 in 2013.  The crude marriage rate increased from 15.2 persons married per 1,000 mid-year population in 2013 to 15.8 in 2014.