The population of Macau has moved past 650,000 for the very first time.
According to information published on Tuesday by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) Macau’s total population reached 653,100 by the end of 2017, an increase of 8,200 year-on-year. The figures show that females comprised 53.0% of the total population, while the number of live births throughout the year fell 10.1% to 6,529.
In the workforce, non-resident workers increased by 1,818 in 2017 to a total of 179,456 while the number of non-resident workers in construction dropped by 12.8% year-on-year following the completion of several large scale resorts, including Wynn Palace and the Parisian Macao, in 2016 – marking the third consecutive year of decrease.
Chinese immigrants went down by 2,121 year-on-year to 4,206 in 2017, with those coming from Guangdong Province dropping by 2,010 to 2,866. Females constituted 63.6% of the Chinese immigrants.
The number of people granted right of abode increased by 80 year-on-year to 1,527 while 913 illegal Chinese immigrants were repatriated to the mainland, down by 377 year-on-year.
The total number of households grew by 2,300 year-on-year by the end of 2017 to 191,500.