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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Macau population 2017

During 2017 Macau population is projected to increased by 11 428 people and reach 616 412 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 3 878. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 7 550 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Macau (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Macau population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Macau will be increased by 31 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Macau 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Macau was estimated to be 604 984 people. This is an increase of 1.89 % (11 216 people) compared to population of 593 768 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 3 806. Due to external migration, the population increased by 7 410. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.924 (924 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Macau population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Macau population density

Macau population density is 20 166.1 people per square kilometer as of March 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Macau divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Macau. The total area of Macau is 30 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Macau age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Macau had the following population age distribution:

11.7 80.9 7.4

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Macau population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Macau age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Macau is 23.6 %.

The value of 23.6 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Macau must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Macau is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Macau is 14.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Macau is 9.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Macau age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Macau is 80.3 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 78.1 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.5 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 514 320 persons or 96.23% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Macau are able to read and write. Accordingly about 20 141 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.02% (250 285 persons). 5 066 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 94.6% (264 035 persons). 15 075 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.67% and 99.65% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.66%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Macau population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Macau historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Macau population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951196 216N/A %
1952194 847-0.70 %
1953192 016-1.45 %
1954188 160-2.01 %
1955183 741-2.35 %
1956179 246-2.45 %
1957175 185-2.27 %
1958172 087-1.77 %
1959170 466-0.94 %
1960170 7720.18 %
1961173 2961.48 %
1962178 0802.76 %
1963184 8643.81 %
1964193 1134.46 %
1965202 2174.71 %
1966211 8924.78 %
1967222 0664.80 %
1968232 1944.56 %
1969241 2203.89 %
1970248 1542.87 %
1971252 4391.73 %
1972254 0820.65 %
1973253 564-0.20 %
1974251 698-0.74 %
1975249 382-0.92 %
1976247 064-0.93 %
1977244 822-0.91 %
1978243 094-0.71 %
1979242 766-0.13 %
1980244 6550.78 %
1981249 2471.88 %
1982256 5902.95 %
1983266 2983.78 %
1984277 6734.27 %
1985289 9474.42 %
1986302 7244.41 %
1987315 9414.37 %
1988329 3044.23 %
1989342 2103.92 %
1990354 1013.47 %
1991364 6102.97 %
1992373 6422.48 %
1993381 4202.08 %
1994388 4121.83 %
1995395 1211.73 %
1996401 8451.70 %
1997408 6311.69 %
1998415 4211.66 %
1999422 1291.61 %
2000428 6781.55 %
2001434 9981.47 %
2002441 1331.41 %
2003447 4661.44 %
2004454 6671.61 %
2005463 3641.91 %
2006473 9392.28 %
2007486 3752.62 %
2008500 1482.83 %
2009514 3402.84 %
2010528 0162.66 %
2011540 6542.39 %
2012552 2232.14 %
2013562 9101.94 %
2014572 9851.79 %
2015582 7601.71 %
2016593 7681.89 %
2017604 9841.89 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.