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Population in Réunion


As of 2000, estimates put the population of Réunion at 720,934, with a growth rate of 1.63% (1.34% as of 2006); the population was estimated to be 743,981 in mid-2002. One-fourth of the islanders are of French origin, including those in the military.

The birth rate was estimated at 21.84 births per 1,000 population, and the death rate at 5.55 deaths per 1,000 population in the same year. The net migration rate was zero in 2000. The following table describes age structure and sex ratios in Réunion.

Estimates from the year 2000 suggest that there are 8.67 deaths in every 1,000 live births. At birth, life expectancy is 72.68 years (69.28 years for male children, and 76.24 for female). The fertility rate is 2.61 children born for every woman.


787,584 (July 2006 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 29.8% (male 120,147/female 114,589)
15-64 years: 64% (male 248,895/female 255,156)
65 years and over: 6.2% (male 19,847/female 28,950) (2006 est.)

Median age:
total: 26.9 years
male: 25.7 years
female: 28.1 years (2006 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.34% (2006 est.)

Birth rate:
18.9 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate:
5.49 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 7.63 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 8.37 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.85 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.18 years
male: 70.78 years
female: 77.75 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.45 children born/woman (2006 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

noun: Reunionese (singular and plural)
adjective: Reunionese

Ethnic groups:
French, African, Malagasy, Chinese, Pakistani, Indian

Roman Catholic 86%, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist (1995)

French (official), Creole widely used

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.9%
male: 87%
female: 90.8% (2003 est.)





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