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More migrants, fewer deaths: Macao’s population is now 678,800

More non-resident workers arrived and far fewer people died during the previous quarter than they did in the first.

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UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:28 pm

Macao’s population rose by 5,200 between April and June 2023, and now totals 678,800, according to a statement released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) on Thursday.

This quarter-to-quarter jump is mainly due to an increase in non-resident workers living in Macao, DSEC said. At the end of June, there were 165,273 non-resident workers in total living in the city.

The city’s mortality rate, meanwhile, fell dramatically. Six-hundred-and-four people died during the second quarter – less than half the number of people who died in the first quarter. 

A total of 1,824 people died in the first six months of the year, giving a year-on-year increase of 568. The SAR lifted its Covid-19 pandemic restrictions at the start of the year, consequently experiencing an intense wave of the virus and likely accounting for the first quarter’s unusually high mortality rate.

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The DSEC listed the top three underlying causes of death during the second quarter of 2023 as cancerous tumours (214); diseases of the circulatory system, including heart attacks (140); and respiratory diseases, which affect the lungs (96).

In contrast, during the first quarter of the year, 491 people died of respiratory diseases. The latest figures are more in line with those from 2022.

Nine-hundred-and-twenty live births were recorded in the second quarter, a quarter-to-quarter decrease of 67. Across the first six months of the year, 1,907 live births were recorded. That’s 258 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2022, the DSEC noted.

More male babies were born than female babies, though women account for 53.3 percent of Macao’s total population.

There were 1,602 new marriages registered across the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 136.

 

UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:28 pm

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