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    Mauritius People 2000

      Population: 1,179,368 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 26% (male 153,385; female 149,451)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 401,032; female 403,295)
      65 years and over: 6% (male 28,981; female 43,224) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.89% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 16.66 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.83 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1 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: 0.98 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 17.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 70.98 years
      male: 66.98 years
      female: 75.04 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.02 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      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.)

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