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Population and Vital Statistics - Jan - Jun 2019
1. As at 1 July 2019, the population of the Republic of Mauritius stood at 1,265,985, representing an increase of around 0.03% or 408 persons over the population as at 1 July 2018.
2. Islandwise, the population as at 1 July 2019 was as follows:
Island of Mauritius 1,222,340
Island of Rodrigues 43,371
Agalega and St Brandon 274
3. The number of live births registered during the first semester of 2019 was 6,670, compared to 6,501 registered during the first semester of 2018. Some 12,860 live births are expected for the year 2019. The crude birth rate works out to 10.2 per 1,000 mid-year population in 2019 same as the preceding year.
4. Some 5,397 deaths were registered during the first six months of 2019 compared to 5,308 for the corresponding period of 2018. Around 11,170 deaths are expected for the year 2019, resulting in a crude death rate of 8.8 per 1,000 mid-year population, against 8.5 in 2018.
5. Infant deaths registered during the period January to June 2019 was 93 against 92 for the same period in 2018. Around 170 infant deaths are estimated for the year 2019, resulting in an infant mortality rate of 13.2 per 1,000 live births, against 14.0 in 2018.
6. The number of still births registered during the first half of 2019 was 68, compared to 66 for the same period in 2018. Around 130 still births are expected during the year 2019, resulting in a still birth rate of 10.0 per 1,000 total births, compared to 9.9 in 2018.
7. The number of marriages registered from January to June 2019 was 4,401, compared to 4,544 for the same period in 2018. Around 9,720 marriages are expected for the year 2019. The crude marriage rate works out to 15.4 per 1,000 mid-year population, against 15.9 in 2018.