Population in Mauritania

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Population in Mauritania


The continent: Africa
  
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Dependency ratios in Mauritania


total dependency ratio

76,10 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 159 in the world of 196 (19,39%); 21 in Africa from 55 (63,64%)

youth dependency ratio

70,50 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 156 in the world of 196 (20,92%); 20 in Africa from 55 (65,45%)

elderly dependency ratio

5,70 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 39 in the world of 196 (80,61%); 27 in Africa from 55 (52,73%)

potential support ratio

17,70 [?] (2015)
(ascending): 157 in the world of 196 (20,41%); 28 in Africa from 55 (50,91%)

Urbanization of the population in Mauritania


Population

4 067 564 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 129 in the world of 233 (45,06%); 40 in Africa from 56 (30,36%)
11,71 % (2,34 % annual) ↘
min: 858 170; max: 4 067 564; max-min: 3 209 394 (78,90%); mid: 2 462 867;
1 604 697 (39,45%)
2,44 {annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 37 in the world of 216 (83,33%); 27 in Africa from 54 (51,85%)
3,51 % (0,702 % annual) ↗
min: 2,44; max: 3,10; max-min: 0,667 (21,48%); mid: 2,77;
-0,333 (-13,68%)

Rural population

1 632 761 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 113 in the world of 205 (45,37%); 38 in Africa from 54 (31,48%)
4,72 % (0,944 % annual) ↘
min: 799 128; max: 1 632 761; max-min: 833 633 (51,06%); mid: 1 215 945;
416 817 (25,53%)
40,14 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 109 in the world of 205 (47,32%); 44 in Africa from 54 (20,37%)
7,91 % (1,58 % annual) ↗
min: 40,14; max: 93,12; max-min: 52,98 (56,89%); mid: 66,63;
-26,49 (-65,99%)
0,944 {growth annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 71 in the world of 205 (65,85%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)
1,80 % (0,360 % annual) ↗
min: 0,026; max: 2,30; max-min: 2,27 (98,87%); mid: 1,16;
-0,219 (-23,25%)

Urban population

2 434 803 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 124 in the world of 214 (42,52%); 35 in Africa from 54 (37,04%)
16,39 % (3,28 % annual) ↘
min: 59 042; max: 2 434 803; max-min: 2 375 761 (97,58%); mid: 1 246 923;
1 187 881 (48,79%)
59,86 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 106 in the world of 214 (50,93%); 11 in Africa from 54 (81,48%)
5,31 % (1,06 % annual) ↘
min: 6,88; max: 59,86; max-min: 52,98 (88,51%); mid: 33,37;
26,49 (44,25%)
3,45 {growth annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 40 in the world of 214 (81,78%); 31 in Africa from 54 (44,44%)
8,17 % (1,63 % annual) ↗
min: 3,45; max: 10,67; max-min: 7,21 (67,64%); mid: 7,06;
-3,61 (-104,51%)

Population in largest city

967 540 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 118 in the world of 151 (22,52%); 33 in Africa from 45 (28,89%)
16,29 % (3,26 % annual) ↘
min: 5 254; max: 967 540; max-min: 962 286 (99,46%); mid: 486 397;
481 143 (49,73%)
23,79 {[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 37 in the world of 151 (76,16%); 7 in Africa from 45 (86,67%)
5,19 % (1,04 % annual) ↘
min: 0,551; max: 23,79; max-min: 23,24 (97,68%); mid: 12,17;
11,62 (48,84%)

Migration in Mauritania


Population

4 067 564 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 129 in the world of 233 (45,06%); 40 in Africa from 56 (30,36%)
11,71 % (2,34 % annual) ↘
min: 858 170; max: 4 067 564; max-min: 3 209 394 (78,90%); mid: 2 462 867;
1 604 697 (39,45%)

International migrant stock, total

138 162 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 118 in the world of 214 (45,33%); 33 in Africa from 54 (40,74%)
38,71 % (7,74 % annual) ↘
min: 57 366; max: 138 162; max-min: 80 796 (58,48%); mid: 97 764;
40 398 (29,24%)
3,40 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 123 in the world of 214 (42,99%); 16 in Africa from 54 (72,22%)
30,58 % (6,12 % annual) ↘
min: 1,84; max: 5,52; max-min: 3,67 (66,60%); mid: 3,68;
-0,283 (-8,34%)

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

1,90 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 10 in the world of 180 (95%); 4 in Africa from 48 (93,75%)
60,90 % (12,18 % annual) ↘
min: 0,013; max: 2,96; max-min: 2,95 (99,56%); mid: 1,49;
0,414 (21,75%)
77 394 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 41 in the world of 180 (77,78%); 15 in Africa from 48 (70,83%)
65,48 % (13,10 % annual) ↘
min: 26; max: 92 767; max-min: 92 741 (99,97%); mid: 46 397;
30 998 (40,05%)

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

0,852 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 14 in the world of 196 (93,37%); 9 in Africa from 54 (85,19%)
23,29 % (4,66 % annual) ↗
min: 0,852; max: 3,61; max-min: 2,76 (76,41%); mid: 2,23;
-1,38 (-161,94%)
34 664 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 29 in the world of 196 (85,71%); 13 in Africa from 54 (77,78%)
8,85 % (1,77 % annual) ↗
min: 29 752; max: 84 312; max-min: 54 560 (64,71%); mid: 57 032;
-22 368 (-64,53%)

Fertility in Mauritania


Birth rate, crude

33,40 per 1,000 people[?] (2014)
(descending): 38 in the world of 207 (82,13%); 35 in Africa from 54 (37,04%)
4,83 % (0,966 % annual) ↗
min: 33,40; max: 49,35; max-min: 15,95 (32,32%); mid: 41,37;
-7,98 (-23,88%)

Birth rate, crude

134 217 per year[?] (2015)
(descending): 99 in the world of 207 (52,66%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)
6,31 % (1,26 % annual) ↘
min: 42 340; max: 134 217; max-min: 91 878 (68,45%); mid: 88 279;
45 939 (34,23%)

Fertility rate

4,60 births per woman[?] (2014)
(descending): 28 in the world of 203 (86,70%); 26 in Africa from 54 (53,70%)
5,04 % (1,01 % annual) ↗
min: 4,60; max: 6,80; max-min: 2,20 (32,30%); mid: 5,70;
-1,10 (-23,85%)

Wanted fertility rate

4,10 births per woman[?] (2001)
(2005) (descending): 24 in the world of 65 (64,62%); 24 in Africa from 36 (36,11%)

Adolescent fertility rate

77,90 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19[?] (2015)
(descending): 39 in the world of 193 (80,31%); 32 in Africa from 54 (42,59%)
8,38 % (1,68 % annual) ↗
min: 77,90; max: 148,47; max-min: 70,57 (47,53%); mid: 113,19;
-35,28 (-45,29%)

Child and maternal mortality in Mauritania


Birth rate, crude

134 217 {per year[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 109 in the world of 207 (47,83%); 16 in Africa from 54 (72,22%)
6,31 % (1,26 % annual) ↘
min: 42 340; max: 134 217; max-min: 91 878 (68,45%); mid: 88 279;
45 939 (34,23%)
7,95 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2014)
(ascending): 116 in the world of 206 (44,17%); 20 in Africa from 54 (64,81%)
6,38 % (1,28 % annual) ↗
min: 7,95; max: 20,34; max-min: 12,40 (60,93%); mid: 14,15;
-6,20 (-77,99%)

Maternal mortality

810 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 131 in the world of 181 (28,18%); 17 in Africa from 53 (69,81%)
12,35 % (2,47 % annual) ↗
min: 710; max: 910; max-min: 200 (21,98%); mid: 810;
0 (0%)
0,199 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 163 in the world of 181 (10,50%); 35 in Africa from 53 (35,85%)
27,24 % (5,45 % annual) ↗
min: 0,199; max: 0,351; max-min: 0,152 (43,24%); mid: 0,275;
-0,076 (-38,09%)

Number of neonatal deaths

4 695 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 124 in the world of 192 (35,94%); 20 in Africa from 54 (64,81%)
2,66 % (0,532 % annual) ↗
min: 3 690; max: 4 847; max-min: 1 157 (23,87%); mid: 4 269;
426,50 (9,08%)
1,15 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 177 in the world of 192 (8,33%); 40 in Africa from 54 (27,78%)
16,27 % (3,25 % annual) ↗
min: 1,15; max: 1,82; max-min: 0,669 (36,70%); mid: 1,49;
-0,335 (-28,99%)

Mortality rate, under 5

11 050 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 134 in the world of 193 (31,09%); 20 in Africa from 54 (64,81%)
7,83 % (1,57 % annual) ↗
min: 9 262; max: 12 302; max-min: 3 040 (24,71%); mid: 10 782;
268 (2,43%)
2,72 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 172 in the world of 193 (11,40%); 34 in Africa from 54 (38,89%)
22,12 % (4,42 % annual) ↗
min: 2,72; max: 12,04; max-min: 9,33 (77,44%); mid: 7,38;
-4,66 (-171,65%)

Causes of death in Mauritania


Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions

60,30 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 154 in the world of 172 (11,05%); 34 in Africa from 52 (36,54%)
1,49 % (0,299 % annual) ↗
min: 60,30; max: 65,70; max-min: 5,40 (8,22%); mid: 63;
-2,70 (-4,48%)

Cause of death, by injury

8,10 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 77 in the world of 172 (55,81%); 14 in Africa from 52 (75%)
1,03 % (0,206 % annual) ↘
min: 7,60; max: 8,10; max-min: 0,500 (6,17%); mid: 7,85;
0,250 (3,09%)

Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases

31,50 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 22 in the world of 172 (87,79%); 22 in Africa from 52 (59,62%)
2,54 % (0,508 % annual) ↘
min: 26,70; max: 31,50; max-min: 4,80 (15,24%); mid: 29,10;
2,40 (7,62%)

Mortality caused by road traffic injury

24,50 per 100,000 people[?] (2013)
(ascending): 137 in the world of 178 (23,60%); 16 in Africa from 50 (70%)

Life Expectancy in Mauritania


Life expectancy

63,02 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 166 in the world of 201 (17,91%); 22 in Africa from 54 (61,11%)
1,60 % (0,321 % annual) ↘
min: 43,48; max: 63,02; max-min: 19,53 (31,00%); mid: 53,25;
9,77 (15,50%)

Life expectancy, male

61,56 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 165 in the world of 201 (18,41%); 22 in Africa from 54 (61,11%)
1,67 % (0,334 % annual) ↘
min: 43,07; max: 61,56; max-min: 18,49 (30,04%); mid: 52,31;
9,25 (15,02%)

Life expectancy, female

64,55 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 168 in the world of 201 (16,92%); 22 in Africa from 54 (61,11%)
1,54 % (0,308 % annual) ↘
min: 43,92; max: 64,55; max-min: 20,63 (31,96%); mid: 54,23;
10,31 (15,98%)

The difference in life expectancy between women and men

3,00 [?] (2015)
(descending): 158 in the world of 201 (21,89%); 30 in Africa from 54 (46,30%)
0,801 % (0,160 % annual) ↗
min: 0,850; max: 3,21; max-min: 2,36 (73,51%); mid: 2,03;
0,967 (32,26%)

Survival to age 65 in Mauritania


Survival to age 65

3,21 [?] (2015)
(descending): 152 in the world of 194 (22,16%); 24 in Africa from 54 (57,41%)
1,80 % (0,359 % annual) ↘
min: 1,94; max: 3,21; max-min: 1,27 (39,54%); mid: 2,58;
0,635 (19,77%)

Survival to age 65, male

61,24 [?] (2014)
(descending): 143 in the world of 193 (26,42%); 16 in Africa from 54 (72,22%)
2,19 % (0,438 % annual) ↘
min: 33,92; max: 61,24; max-min: 27,32 (44,61%); mid: 47,58;
13,66 (22,31%)

Survival to age 65, female

67,99 [?] (2014)
(descending): 149 in the world of 193 (23,32%); 14 in Africa from 54 (75,93%)
1,95 % (0,390 % annual) ↘
min: 37,43; max: 67,99; max-min: 30,55 (44,94%); mid: 52,71;
15,28 (22,47%)

Probability ratio to live to 65 years of women and men

0,900 [?] (2015)
(descending): 102 in the world of 193 (47,67%); 29 in Africa from 54 (48,15%)
0,217 % (0,043 % annual) ↘
min: 0,872; max: 0,906; max-min: 0,034 (3,71%); mid: 0,889;
0,011 (1,24%)

Age structure in Mauritania


0-14 years

38,87 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 41 in the world of 227 (82,38%); 36 in Africa from 56 (37,50%)

15-24 years

19,86 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 49 in the world of 227 (78,85%); 27 in Africa from 56 (53,57%)

25-54 years

32,96 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 189 in the world of 227 (17,18%); 23 in Africa from 56 (60,71%)

55-64 years

4,61 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 177 in the world of 227 (22,47%); 16 in Africa from 56 (73,21%)

65 years and over

3,71 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 180 in the world of 227 (21,15%); 22 in Africa from 56 (62,50%)

The ratio of women/men in Mauritania


0-14 years

1,01 [?] (2015)
(descending): 203 in the world of 227 (11,01%); 42 in Africa from 56 (26,79%)

15-24 years

0,959 [?] (2015)
(descending): 217 in the world of 227 (4,85%); 50 in Africa from 56 (12,50%)

25-54 years

0,863 [?] (2015)
(descending): 215 in the world of 227 (5,73%); 53 in Africa from 56 (7,14%)

55-64 years

0,821 [?] (2015)
(descending): 195 in the world of 227 (14,54%); 43 in Africa from 56 (25%)

65 years and over

0,737 [?] (2015)
(descending): 162 in the world of 227 (29,07%); 39 in Africa from 56 (32,14%)

Average age in Mauritania


total

20,30 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 186 in the world of 227 (18,50%); 21 in Africa from 56 (64,29%)

male

19,30 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 192 in the world of 227 (15,86%); 26 in Africa from 56 (55,36%)

female

21,20 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 183 in the world of 227 (19,82%); 18 in Africa from 56 (69,64%)

Tourism in Mauritania


International tourism, number of arrivals

30 000 people[?] (2000)
(2005) (descending): 180 in the world of 203 (11,82%); 40 in Africa from 50 (22%)