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Mauritius


    • Population:
      1,127,068 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        28% (female 152,892; male 158,891)

        15-64 years:
        66% (female 376,049; male 372,910)

        65 years and over:
        6% (female 39,088; male 27,238) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.89% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      18.91 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      6.38 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -3.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      17.8 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        70.84 years

        male:
        66.9 years

        female:
        74.95 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      2.2 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Mauritian(s)

        adjective:
        Mauritian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      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:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990)

        total population:
        80%

        male:
        85%

        female:
        75%

    • Labor force:
      335,000

        by occupation:
        government services 29%, agriculture and fishing 27%, manufacturing 22%, other 22%






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