Mauritian Culture

Population Statistics

Mauritius

Population

1,348,242

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Kreol 86.5%
Bhojpuri 5.3%
French 4.1%
Other 2.6%
Two languages 1.4%
Unspecified 0.1%

[2011 est.]

Religion

Hinduism 48.5%
Roman Catholic Christianity 26.3%
Islam 17.3%
Other Christianity 6.4%
Other 0.6%
None 0.7%

[2011 est.]

Ethnicity

Indo-Mauritian

Creole

Sino-Mauritian

Franco-Mauritian

Australians with Mauritian Ancestry

30,749 ]
[Census, 2016]

Mauritians in Australia

Population

24,329

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Mauritius.

Median Age

49

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 48.8%
Female 51.2%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 63.4%
Hinduism 11.5%
Christianity [undefined] 3.1%
Islam 2.5%
Other Religion 8.1%
No Religion 7.4%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Mauritian 44.0%
French 19.4%
Indian 10.8%
Chinese 8.3%
Other Ancestry 17.4%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

French 48.9%
English 24.6%
Mauritian Creole 16.0%
French Creole [not defined] 8.2%
Other Languages 1.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 96.2% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 46.6%
New South Wales 23.6%
Western Australia 18.9%
Queensland 6.4%
Other 4.5%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 68.2%
2007 - 2011 20.4%
2012 - 2016 9.4%

[Census, 2016]

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