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Mauritius:
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Population
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1,274,189 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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627.7 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 23% (male 148,573/female 143,859)
15-64 years: 70.1% (male 443,968/female 449,670)
65 years and over: 6.9% (male 35,269/female 52,850) (2008 est.)
Median Age
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total: 31.5 years
male: 30.6 years
female: 32.3 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
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0.8% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
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14.64 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.55 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 12.56 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 14.94 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 73.75 years
male: 70.28 years
female: 77.4 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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1.83 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
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0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
700 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 100 (2001 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Mauritian(s)
adjective: Mauritian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Religions
Definition
Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
Languages
Definition
Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 84.4%
male: 88.4%
female: 80.5% (2000 census)


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