Macau’s population density rises to 20,400 people per square kilometre in 2019

21 April 2020

Macau’s population density increased from 20,000 people per square kilometre in 2018 to 20,400 people per square kilometre in 2019, with the territory’s land area totalling 32.9 square kilometres, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

On publishing the 2019 Environment Statistics, DSEC also reported that Macau’s average temperature was 23.6°C in 2019, which was an increase of 0.8°C compared to 2018, the year with the highest average temperature since the records began in 1952.

July and August recorded a maximum temperature of 35.7°C in 2019, which decreased slightly by 0.1°C compared to 2018 and in January there was a minimum temperature of 8.4°C, 3.8°C higher than in 2018.

The number of days with air that was considered “unhealthy” observed at all Macau control stations in 2019 was higher than in 2018, with two of the stations recording 41 days, an additional 29 and 12 days, respectively, on year.

Total water consumption reached 92.815 million cubic metres, rising 2.1% on the year, with the Solid Waste Incineration Plant treating 550.249 tonnes of municipal solid waste in 2019, 5.3% more than in 2018. (Macauhub)