Macau Demographics

What is the population of Macau?

Population 614,458
Population - note note: Macau's statistical agency estimated the total population to be approximately 646,800 as of 31 December 2015
Population Growth Rate 0.85%
Urban Population 100%
Nationality Noun Chinese
Nationality Adjective Chinese
Ethnic Groups Chinese 95%, Macanese (mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry), Portuguese, other
Languages Spoken Portuguese, Chinese (Cantonese)

Macau Health Information

What are the health conditions in Macau?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 3.97
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 2.99
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 3.31
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 3.15
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman .93

Macau Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Macau?

Life Expectancy at Birth 84 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 87 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 81 Years
Median Age 37 Years
Median Age - female 36 Years
Median Age - male 37 Years

Macau Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Macau median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 9
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 3.97
Median Age 37 Years
Median Age - female 36 Years
Median Age - male 37 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 3.43
Population Growth Rate 0.85%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.1
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.08
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .81
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .91
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .91
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .88

Macau Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Macau?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Several major hospitals in Macau have adequate medical facilities, and Kiang Wu and Conde de Sao Januario hospitals are able to provide emergency medical care. The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong maintains a list of medical providers in Macau on the consulate website. Highly developed medical facilities and trained personnel are available in Hong Kong, which is about an hour by jetfoil and 10 minutes by helicopter from Macau.

Macau Education

What is school like in Macau?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 2.7%
Literacy - female 92%
Literacy - male 97.2%
Literacy - total population 91.3%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 14 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 15 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 14 Years

Macau Literacy

Can people in Macau read?

Literacy - female 92%
Literacy - male 97.2%
Literacy - total population 91.3%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Portuguese, Chinese (Cantonese)

Macau Crime

Is Macau a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Petty street crime, including pick-pocketing, occasionally occurs in tourist areas in Macau, including in and around casinos and at the airport. You should protect your personal belongings and travel documents at all times.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, if you purchase them, you may also be breaking local law.

Macau Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Macau, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In some places you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. In some places driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods.Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Macau, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

If you violate Macau’s laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession of, use of, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Macau are severe, and if you are convicted of these offenses, you can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

Arrest notifications in host country: While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case in Macau. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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