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Demographics of Macau

The total population of Macau is 632,418 people. People in Macau speak the Chinese, and Portuguese languages. The linguistic diversity of Macau is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Macau is 0.2519. The median age is approximately 37.7 years. Life expectancy in Macau is 80.13. The female fertility rate in Macau is 1.2. Around 16% of the population of Macau are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Macau is 0. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Macau see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Macau, the population density is 21190 people per square kilometer (55125 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be very densely. The total population of Macau is 632,418 people. Macau has approximately 333,269 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Macau represent 0.2 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Macau represent 58.8 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Macau is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Macau is 0. This means that the people living in Macau are somewhat fractionalized. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Macau on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 37.7 years. The median age for men is 38.3, while the median age for women is 37.3.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.14; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.88; sex ratio over 64 - 0.88; total sex ratio - 0.92. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Macau is folk religions, the followers of which comprise 58.9% of all religious believers in the country. Folk religions are a form and expression of religion that are deemed distinct from the official doctrines and practices of organized religion. Besides folk religions, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Macau are Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, folk religions. The religious diversity of Macau is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Macau. The index of religious fractionalization in Macau is 0.5511. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within Macau.

General development

Macau is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, Macau is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. In Macau, 64.27 in every 100 people use internet. The migration rate in Macau is 3.37%. In Macau, 2.3% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Macau is low, indicating that it has a stable economy. Investors should consider Macau to be a safe location for investments and other financial ventures.

Language

People in Macau speak the Chinese, and Portuguese languages. The linguistic diversity of Macau is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Macau. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Macau is 0.2519. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in Macau. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.