The total population of Macau amounted to 679,600 people at the end of 2019, which was an annual increase of 12,200 people, said the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.
The female population accounted for 53.3% of the total population at the end of last year.
The elderly population (65 or older) made up 11.9% of the total population, an additional 0.8 percentage points on year, while the adult population (aged 15 to 64) made up 74.9% of the total population, or minus 0.8 percentage points.
The local population, which does not include non-resident workers or non-resident students, both domiciled in Macau, totalled 555,000 people (+1.2% compared to 2018), of which 53.3% were female.
The elderly population (aged 65 or over) and young people (0 to 14 years old) totalled 14.6% and 16.1% of the local population, respectively, with the index of dependency of elderly people in the local population set at 21.0%, or one elderly person to about five adults.
At the end of 2019, there were 196,538 non-resident workers, an additional 8,058, compared to the end of 2018, and 54,748 worked in hotels, restaurants and similar (+1685, in annual terms) and 29,387 in the building sector (-741). (macauhub)