Macau population rises to around 607,500 people in 2013

28 February 2014

The population of Macau at the end of 2013 was 607,500 people, 25,500 or 4.4 percent more than at the end of 2012, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

Based on the total area of Macau of 29.9 square kilometres, the region’s population density rose to 20,317 people per square kilometre, which is the highest anywhere in the world.

According to the figures published, 312,300 people, or 51.2 percent of the population is female and 8 percent is over 65 years of age, which was a rise of 0.3 percentage points on 2012. Of the total population 11.3 percent were under 14 (0.3 percentage points less) and the remaining 80.7 percent were aged between 15 and 64 (0.1 percentage point less).

In 2013, 3,338 people moved to the territory from mainland China, or 722 fewer than in 2012 and there was a net rise of 1,295 people allowed a residence permit in Macau.

At the end of 2013, there were 137,800 non-resident workers in the region, or 27.2 percent more than at the end of 2012. (macauhub)