With an annual growth rate of 1.9%, the end-year estimated population of Macao (China) was 552 300 in 2010, with 52.0% female and 48.0% male. Those aged 0-14 years account for 12.2% of the total population and those aged 65 and above for 8.0%. Population density is 18 300 per square kilometre and the entire population are city-dwellers.
In 2010, there were 5114 live births, up by 7.3% compared with 2009, while mortality increased by 6.6% to 1774. The natural growth rate for the same year was 6.1‰, with a crude birth rate of 9.4 and a crude death rate of 3.3 per 1000 population. The infant mortality rate was 2.9 per 1000 live births and the under-five mortality rate was 3.5 per 1000 live births, while the total fertility rate was 1.1 birth per woman (aged 15-49), with no recorded maternal mortality. Life expectancy at birth for male was 79.5 years in 2007-2010, and 85.4 years for female.
Besides natural increases, migration flow is another important factor in determining population growth. In 2010, an estimated net inflow of 7800 persons was recorded, including Chinese immigrants with “one-way exit permits” from Mainland China, persons authorized to reside in Macao and non-resident workers.
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Macao (China), formerly Macao SAR, China, had had its own nameplate from the forty-fourth session of the Regional Committee meeting in 1993 until 19 December 1999. It was represented as Macao (China) after it was transferred from Portugal to China and became a Special Administrative Region on 20 December 1999.
Macao (China) was covered by the WHO Representative Office in Taipei, China (Taiwan) from 1959 until the Office was closed on 30 June 1972. Responsibility over Macao (China) was transferred to the Western Pacific Regional Office under the Office of the Director, Programme Management.
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|Population (in thousands) ( 2010 )||552.3|
|Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2010 )||8|
|Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 2009 )||82.5|
|Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2010 )||3.5|
|Total health expenditure as % of GDP ( 2009 )||2.36|
|General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2009 )||8.45|
|Human development index ( 2009 )||0.84|
|Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2010 )||49745|
|Population below national poverty line (%)|| not available
|Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 2010 )||95.87|
|Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2010 )|| not available
|Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2010 )||100|
|Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2010 )||100|