Mauritius Demographics

What is the population of Mauritius?

Population 1,379,365
Population Growth Rate 0.68%
Urban Population 41.8%
Population in Major Urban Areas PORT LOUIS (capital) 151,000
Nationality Noun Mauritian(s)
Nationality Adjective Mauritian
Ethnic Groups Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Languages Spoken English (official), Creole, French (official), Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri

Mauritius Health Information

What are the health conditions in Mauritius?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 75.8%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.79
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 99.7%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 0.2%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 99.9%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 5.9%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 1%
HIV/Aids Deaths 700
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.4
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 8.73
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 12.95
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 10.89
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 60
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 18.5%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 8,800
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 1.06
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 9.2%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 91.7%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 90.1%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.78

Mauritius Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Mauritius?

Life Expectancy at Birth 74 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 78 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 71 Years
Median Age 33 Years
Median Age - female 34 Years
Median Age - male 32 Years

Mauritius Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Mauritius median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 14
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 6.79
Median Age 33 Years
Median Age - female 34 Years
Median Age - male 32 Years
Population Growth Rate 0.68%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .97
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .97
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .67

Mauritius Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Mauritius?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical facilities are available, but are more limited than in the United States. Emergency assistance is also limited. While public hospitals provide free care, visitors may choose to be treated by private doctors and clinics. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines are generally available, though they may not be specific U.S. brand names. Service Aide Medicale Urgence (SAMU) is a government-run medical assistance service that provides free ambulance and emergency assistance in response to calls to 114 (Address: Volcy Pougnet Street, Port Louis). MegaCare is a private organization that provides assistance to subscribers only (Address: 99 Draper Avenue, Quatre Bornes; phone: 116; 464-6116). Point aux Canonnier Medical Center tel: 263-1010, Private Clinic Fortis Darne tel: 118, and Private Clinic Apollo Bramwell tel: 132 also provide paid Ambulance Service.

Mauritius Education

What is school like in Mauritius?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.5%
Literacy - female 82.7%
Literacy - male 88.6%
Literacy - total population 84.4%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 16 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 15 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 16 Years

Mauritius Literacy

Can people in Mauritius read?

Literacy - female 82.7%
Literacy - male 88.6%
Literacy - total population 84.4%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language English (official), Creole, French (official), Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri

Mauritius Crime

Is Mauritius a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Violent and petty crime is increasingly common in tourist areas throughout Mauritius. Visitors should keep track of their belongings at all times due to thepotential for pick-pocketing and purse-snatching, especially in crowded areas.Residential break-ins are reported frequently on the island. It is unwise to walk alone at night outside the immediate grounds of hotels. Foreigners should exercise caution on beaches and poorly-lit or deserted areas at night.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Bootlegs are illegal in the United States, and their purchase may also violate local laws in Mauritius.

Mauritius Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Mauritius, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. Certain actions might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. Driving under the influence of alcohol in Mauritius could land you immediately in jail. If you break local laws in Mauritius, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not wherever you go. Persons violating Mauritian laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe. Convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines in Mauritius.

Arrest notifications in host country: While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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