Visitors up on last year, but still way below August 2019 when 3,623,116 arrivals were recorded.
More guests spell good news for city’s economy, but hotel occupancy rate is still only just over 60 per cent.
Early-bird winners already announced; other participants will learn on 30 September if they have won iPhone, massage chair or other prizes.
Staff will now complete enumeration survey before releasing initial results of population size, gender and age in December.
Overall numbers show an encouraging increase after the economic doldrums of 2020.
Population has mushroomed from 300,000 to 680,000 in 30 years, while proportion of senior citizens expected to reach 14 per cent by 2024.
Total value of retail sales grows 200 per cent year-on-year to MOP 20.70 billion between April and June.
Rise of 0.38 per cent blamed on higher prices for eating out, electricity, petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and fruit.
Most come from the mainland, and more than half from the Greater Bay Area; but totals are still way behind July 2019’s three-and-a-half million.
Females currently outnumber males (just); fewer weddings, more births registered; and non-resident workers’ numbers are dropping.
In the wake of Covid-19, guests are up 552 per cent compared to 2020, but 34 per cent less than the glory days of the year before.
The popularity of precious metals is matched by a desire for other high-end goods such as handbags as the city overcomes Covid-19 doldrums.
Down to 49,685 at the end of the first quarter, hotel industry says this decrease was due to the “severely adverse” impact of the pandemic.
Occupancy is increasing steadily, helped by staycationers, although so far this year more than half of available beds lie empty.
However, figures show a marked improvement from the final months of 2020, while exports of services are growing again.
Massive increases in overseas trade in the past year point to a recovery from the downturn caused by Covid-19.
Occupancy, rates and overall numbers are all moving in the right direction after a difficult year for the hospitality industry blighted by Covid-19.
Mainland guests almost double at the city’s 120 hostelries, while the average occupancy rate is up by almost a quarter.
Bigger numbers helped by a massive influx of mainlanders who favour the Individual Visit Scheme.
Other statistics: females outnumber males; marriages drop by a quarter; 1,300 couples divorced; the number of over-65s is creeping up; 2,200 died.
Staycations provide little aid to Macao’s 120 embattled hotels and guesthouses, as mainland visitors stay away and inbound tours grind to a halt in January.
Most recent estimates put Macao’s population at just under 700,000 but data collection over the next five months should pinpoint the exact figure.
Macao’s electricity consumption dropped 6.7 per cent in 2020, the first year-on-year decline in three decades.
Homes are cheaper, but office space is more expensive, statistics bureau says.
Commercial flights have dropped by more than 80% according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).