Macau (MNA) – The total population of the city remained at 648,500 at the end of September 2017, only 100 more than the previous quarter, Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) demographic data showed today.
Non-resident workers totalled 176,666 for the period, 2,028 less than in the previous quarter.
The number of births increased quarterly by 94 babies to 1,690 live births delivered in the third quarter of 2017, although the numbers dropped by 343 year-on-year to 4,846.
Despite the higher proportion of birth tilts to males (113.9 male babies per 100 female babies), the total female population accounted for 53 per cent of the whole population.
Mortality increased by 7 quarter-to-quarter totalling 529. Neoplasms, Diseases of the Circulatory System and Diseases of the Respiratory System are the top three underlying causes. The figure for September 2017 dropped 152 year-on-year to 1,558.
Marriages decreased by 120 quarter-to-quarter to 813, totalling 72 less year-on-year in the first nine months of 2017 or 2,840.
Chinese immigrants (1,274) and individuals granted right of abode (387) rose by 498 and 5, respectively, quarter-to-quarter.