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Demographics of Macau


Macau's population is 95% China|Chinese, primarily Cantonese and some Hakka, both from nearby Guangdong Province. The remainder are of Portuguese people|Portuguese or mixed Chinese-Portuguese ancestry. Some Japanese, including descendants of Japanese Catholics who were expelled by shoguns, also live. The official languages are Portuguese language|Portuguese (especially its Portuguese Creole#Macaista Chapado|creole Patu?|Patu? or Macaista Chapado, which is almost extinct) and Mandarin Chinese, though the residents commonly speak Cantonese Chinese. English is spoken in tourist areas. Macau has only one university (University of Macau); most of its 7,700 students are from Hong Kong.

445,594 (July 2000 est.)

Age structure
<br>0-14 years
23% (male 53,986; female 50,379)
<br>15-64 years
69% (male 146,474; female 162,672)
<br>65 years and over
8% (male 12,932; female 19,151) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate
1.83% (2000 est.)

Birth rate
12.54 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate
3.64 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate
9.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio
<br>at birth
1.05 male(s)/female
<br>under 15 years
1.07 male(s)/female
<br>15-64 years
0.9 male(s)/female
<br>65 years and over
0.68 male(s)/female
<br>total population
0.92 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate
4.49 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
<br>total population
81.6 years
78.8 years
84.55 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate
1.3 children born/woman (2000 est.)


Ethnic groups
Chinese 95%, Macanese (mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry), Portuguese, other

Buddhist 50%, Roman Catholic 15%, none and other 35% (1997 est.)

Portuguese, Chinese (Cantonese)

age 15 and over can read and write
<br>total population
86% (1981 est.)

See also Macau


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