Mauritius population: 1,271,006

Mauritius is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. The people living in Mauritius are multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multilingual, and multi-religious. The government of this island is fully modelled on the Westminster Parliamentary system. The nation is highly ranked for its democracy and economy. It is a competitive country and most developed of the places in the African region. The nation was the only home of the Dodo bird, which is extinct now.

Largest cities in Mauritius by population

Some of the largest cities having a large population in Mauritius are Port Louis, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Vacoas, Curepipe, and Quatre Borne.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Port Louis 155,226
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill 111,355
Vacoas 110,000
Curepipe 84,200
Quatre Bornes 80,961
Triolet 23,269
Goodlands 20,910
Centre de Flacq 17,710
Bel Air Riviere Seche 17,671
Mahebourg 17,042
Saint Pierre 16,414
Bambous 15,345
Le Hochet 15,197

Mauritius population history

The population of Mauritius in the year 2000 was 1,185,145, but in the year 2020, it is 1,271,768. The median age of the nation is now 37.5. The urban population of the place has increased to 519,330. The Global rank of Mauritius is now 157.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,271,768 0.17% 2,100 0 37.5 1.39 626 40.80% 519,330 0.02% 7,794,798,739 157
2019 1,269,668 0.20% 2,483 0 35.9 1.47 625 40.80% 518,289 0.02% 7,713,468,100 157
2018 1,267,185 0.21% 2,686 0 35.9 1.47 624 40.80% 517,387 0.02% 7,631,091,040 157
2017 1,264,499 0.21% 2,634 0 35.9 1.47 623 40.90% 516,698 0.02% 7,547,858,925 155
2016 1,261,865 0.19% 2,409 0 35.9 1.47 622 40.90% 516,339 0.02% 7,464,022,049 155
2015 1,259,456 0.18% 2,300 -2,416 35.6 1.49 620 41.00% 516,377 0.02% 7,379,797,139 155
2010 1,247,955 0.42% 5,190 -2,416 32.9 1.7 615 41.60% 518,584 0.02% 6,956,823,603 154
2005 1,222,003 0.61% 7,372 -3,874 30.5 1.93 602 42.10% 514,605 0.02% 6,541,907,027 153
2000 1,185,145 0.98% 11,294 -1,772 29 2.03 584 42.70% 505,705 0.02% 6,143,493,823 153
1995 1,128,673 1.34% 14,561 -1,122 26.8 2.25 556 43.30% 488,537 0.02% 5,744,212,979 150
1990 1,055,868 0.78% 8,021 -7,195 24.9 2.31 520 43.90% 463,526 0.02% 5,327,231,061 150
1985 1,015,762 1.01% 9,946 -4,326 23.1 2.3 500 42.30% 429,921 0.02% 4,870,921,740 150
1980 966,031 1.60% 14,764 -4,123 21.5 3.11 476 42.40% 409,127 0.02% 4,458,003,514 149
1975 892,211 1.54% 13,154 -4,093 19.5 3.47 440 43.40% 387,600 0.02% 4,079,480,606 147
1970 826,441 1.87% 14,631 -5,831 17.8 4.61 407 42.60% 351,699 0.02% 3,700,437,046 145
1965 753,285 2.68% 18,652 -6,174 16.7 6.2 371 38.80% 292,028 0.02% 3,339,583,597 146
1960 660,023 2.95% 17,875 -1,619 16.7 5.9 325 35.10% 231,739 0.02% 3,034,949,748 145
1955 570,648 2.96% 15,479 532 16.9 5.9 281 31.60% 180,433 0.02% 2,773,019,936 146

Mauritius population forecast 

In the year 2050, the population of Mauritius will be 1,185,529. The population will decrease through the years, and this will happen gradually. The median age of the city will be 47.7 in the future. The urban population of the city will rise to 604,348. The global population rank of the nation will reach the 161st position.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,271,768 0.19% 2,462 0 37.5 1.39 626 40.80% 519,330 0.02% 7,794,798,739 157
2025 1,276,643 0.08% 975 0 39.2 1.39 629 41.30% 526,689 0.02% 8,184,437,460 157
2030 1,274,041 -0.04% -520 0 40.8 1.39 628 42.30% 538,588 0.01% 8,548,487,400 158
2035 1,263,821 -0.16% -2,044 0 42.6 1.39 623 43.80% 554,003 0.01% 8,887,524,213 158
2040 1,244,869 -0.30% -3,790 0 44.5 1.39 613 45.90% 572,012 0.01% 9,198,847,240 158
2045 1,217,855 -0.44% -5,403 0 46.1 1.39 600 48.40% 589,818 0.01% 9,481,803,274 160
2050 1,185,529 -0.54% -6,465 47.7 1.39 584 51.00% 604,348 0.01% 9,735,033,990 161

Mauritius demographics 

The life expectancy of the population in Mauritius is 71.51 years. The infant mortality of the nation is 9.7. The sex ratio of the male population is 49.34% for the population share 627,480. The sex ratio of the female population is 50.66% for the population share 644,287.

Mauritius religion and politics  

According to the statistics, 48.5 % of the population in Mauritius follow Hinduism, 32.7 are Christians, 17.2 are Muslims, and 0.7% follows the other religions.

The politics of Mauritius follows the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic. Here the president is the head of the state, and the prime minister is the head of the government. There is the assistance of the council of ministers. It is a multi-party system. The government exercises executive power, and the government and the national assembly show the legislative power.

Mauritius economy 

Since independence from Britain, Mauritius has grown from the low-income agricultural economy to the upper-middle-income economy. Some of the aspects that add to the economy of the country are tourism, textiles, sugar, financial services, sugar, etc. In recent years the information technology and communication technology are also developing in the nation. It is ranked high for economic competitiveness.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%