Macau Population clock (live)

645,074
Current population
309,765
Current male population (48.0%)
335,309
Current female population (52.0%)
3,056
Births year to date
12
Births today
1,307
Deaths year to date
5
Deaths today
3,405
Net migration year to date
13
Net migration today
5,154
Population growth year to date
20
Population growth today

04-06-2020 13:41:57

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

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Quick facts about the population of Macau

Current population (as of Thursday, June 04, 2020)
645,053
Population rank
168 (0.01% of world population)
Total area
30 km2 (12 mi2)
Population density
21,501.8 per km2 (55,689.3 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.92 (309,765 men to 335,309 women)
Median age
37.6 years
Life expectancy
80.3 years (78.1 - men, 82.5 - women)
Literacy
96.2 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Macau population 2020

During 2020 Macau population is projected to increase by 12,088 people and reach 652,008 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 4,102. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 7,986 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 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Macau population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Macau will be increasing by 33 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Macau 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Macau was estimated to be 639,920 people. This is an increase of 1.89 % (11,864 people) compared to population of 628,056 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 4,026. Due to external migration, the population increased by 7,838. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.920 (920 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 2019.

Below are the key figures for Macau population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Macau population density

Macau population density is 21,330.7 people per square kilometer (55,246.2/mi2) as of June 2020. 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 (12 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Macau

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Folk or traditional religions379,93658.9 %
Buddhism111,59417.3 %
Religiously Unaffiliated99,33815.4 %
Christianity46,4447.2 %
Other6,4511.0 %
Islam1,2900.2 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Thursday, June 04 2020).

Macau age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 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). external link

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 544,020 persons or 96.23% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Macau are able to read and write. Accordingly about 21,304 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 98.02% (264,738 persons). 5,359 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 94.6% (279,282 persons). 15,945 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 - 2020)

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 %
2018616,4121.89 %
2019628,0561.89 %
2020639,9201.89 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
2020651,876N/A %
2025701,3837.59 %
2030745,8996.35 %
2035783,8675.09 %
2040816,6704.18 %
2045846,7083.68 %
2050875,5453.41 %
2055902,1933.04 %
2060925,9472.63 %
2065946,3312.20 %
2070963,6651.83 %
2075978,3721.53 %
2080991,4961.34 %
20851,003,5641.22 %
20901,017,0231.34 %
20951,033,7471.64 %
21001,052,3291.80 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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