Demographics | Slight population increase

Macau’s total population was 648,400 as at the end of June 2017, a slight increase of 100 quarter-to-quarter.

According to information released yesterday by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), there were 342,500 female residents, accounting for 52.8 percent of the total population.

1,596 live births were delivered in the second quarter of 2017, up by 36 quarter-to-quarter. Male babies totaled 829 and the sex ratio at birth stood at 108.1, corresponding to 108.1 male babies per 100 female babies.  A total of 3,156 live births were recorded in the first half of this year, down by 147 year-on-year.

Meanwhile, mortality totaled 513, an increase of seven quarter-to-quarter. The top three underlying causes of death were neoplasms (189), diseases of the circulatory system (127) and diseases of the respiratory system (93). In the first half of 2017, mortality decreased by 205 year-on-year to 1,019.

In the second quarter of 2017, Chinese immigrants (776) and individuals granted the right of abode (382) decreased by 435 and 29 respectively quarter-to-quarter. Non-resident workers totaled 178,694 at the end of the second quarter, a decrease of 1,185 from the previous quarter.

Slightly over 900 marriages were registered in the second quarter, down by 161 quarter-to-quarter. There were 2,027 registered marriages in the first half of 2017, up by 44 year-on- year.

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