14.5 pct of Macau’s working population works in gaming sector at end of 2011

20 March 2012

Over 50,000 Macau residents, of a working population of 345,000 people, at the end of the final quarter of 2011 worked in the gaming sector, which was a 12 percent increase on the number recorded at the end of the previous quarter, according to official figures released Monday.

According to Macau’s Statistics and Census Bureau, of the population working in the gaming sector over 22,000 people worked as croupiers, a figure that had increased 16.7 percent on the previous quarter.

In December 2011 the average monthly salary for full-time workers (excluding bonuses and profit sharing) for lotteries and other betting games, was 16,720 patacas, (US$2,090), which was a year-on-year rise of 6.5 percent whilst that of croupiers was 14,700 patacas (US$1,837).

At the end of the first quarter of 2011 there were more than 2,000 vacancies in the lotteries and other betting games segment, of which 1,500 were for croupiers.

At the end of 2011, the Macau population totalled 557,400 people. (macauhub)