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Population: 429 152 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 25% (male 54 845; female 51 354)

15-64 years: 68% (male 138 871; female 153 801)

65 years and over: 7% (male 12 139; female 18 142) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.91% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 12.76 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 3.48 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 9.78 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 4.4 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 81.6 years

male: 78.66 years

female: 84.68 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.27 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Macanese (singular and plural)

adjective: Macau

Ethnic groups: Chinese 95% Portuguese 3% other 2%

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

Languages: Portuguese Chinese (Cantonese)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 90%

male: 93%

female: 86% (1981 est.)

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