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Macau is home to 601,969 people (2017). The population density is extremely high with more than 20,000 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 0.74%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1,000 inhabitants is 8.6 (2017)
Mortality rate per 1000 inhabitants is 4.5 (2017)
Life expectancy is 84.6 years. (males 81.6 and females 87.7 years (2017)

Population composition:
The population of Macau is mainly made up of Chinese. They make up around 90 per cent of the total population. In addition, the population consists of Macanese, which are people with mixed Portuguese-Chinese blood, Portuguese and others.


The languages spoken in Macau are Chinese, Portuguese and English.


The Chinese population is mainly Buddhist (50%). There are also Taoists and Confucians. There is also a Roman Catholic community (15%) and smaller Muslim and Hindu communities.


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Last updated May 2024
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