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Mauritius People

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Population: 1,189,825 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  25.53% (male 153,691; female 150,094)

15-64 years:  68.24% (male 404,940; female 407,056)

65 years and over:  6.23% (male 29,588; female 44,456) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.88% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 16.5 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 6.82 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.02 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.02 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.99 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.67 male(s)/female

total population:  0.98 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 17.19 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  71.25 years

male:  67.26 years

female:  75.31 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.01 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.08% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun:  Mauritian(s)

adjective:  Mauritian
Ethnic groups: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Religions: Hindu 52%, Christian 28.3% (Roman Catholic 26%, Protestant 2.3%), Muslim 16.6%, other 3.1%
Languages: English (official), Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bojpoori
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  82.9%

male:  87.1%

female:  78.8% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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