Macao Population (LIVE)

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Macao Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (also referred as Macau) is 709,864 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • China, Macao SAR 2023 population is estimated at 704,149 people at mid year.
  • China, Macao SAR population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Macao ranks number 167 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in China, Macao SAR is 23472 per Km2 (60,791 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 30 Km2 (12 sq. miles)
  • 96.8 % of the population is urban (681,876 people in 2023)
  • The median age in China, Macao SAR is 38.5 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of China, Macao SAR (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMacao
Global Rank
2024 713,082 1.27 % 8,933 5,000 39.0 1.15 23,769 97.0 % 691,748 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 167
2023 704,149 1.29 % 8,981 5,000 38.5 1.13 23,472 96.8 % 681,876 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 167
2022 695,168 1.25 % 8,561 5,000 38.0 1.11 23,172 96.6 % 671,858 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 167
2020 676,283 1.90 % 12,630 8,441 37.2 1.07 22,543 96.4 % 651,875 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 167
2015 615,239 2.00 % 11,588 6,465 36.0 1.20 20,508 97.7 % 600,942 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 167
2010 557,297 2.67 % 13,736 11,168 35.1 1.04 18,577 96.4 % 536,969 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 167
2005 488,619 2.50 % 11,345 11,407 33.4 0.83 16,287 98.8 % 482,559 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 169
2000 431,896 1.72 % 7,0514,134 31.9 0.91 14,397 99.1 % 427,979 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 171
1995 396,641 2.52 % 9,283 3,740 29.7 1.34 13,221 97.2 % 385,339 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 172
1990 350,227 4.01 % 12,505 7,443 27.4 1.74 11,674 98.0 % 343,119 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 173
1985 287,700 3.24 % 8,474 6,397 26.0 2.10 9,590 98.0 % 281,813 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 173
1980 245,332 -0.13 % -317 -2,496 24.3 1.78 8,178 95.6 % 234,592 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 174
1975 246,919 -0.03 % -73 -1,513 21.2 1.60 8,231 95.8 % 236,533 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 172
1970 247,284 3.39 % 7,601 5,236 17.6 2.10 8,243 96.6 % 238,887 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 169
1965 209,278 3.41 % 6,453 5,118 16.8 3.84 6,976 93.4 % 195,462 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 167
1960 177,014 -1.99 % -3,749 -8,044 20.8 4.93 5,900 90.3 % 159,892 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 170
1955 195,757 -0.11 % -216 -8,602 23.4 5.13 6,525 93.1 % 182,204 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 167
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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China, Macao SAR Population Forecast

5,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMacao
Global Rank
2025 721,922 1.31 % 9,128 5,000 39.4 1.17 24,064 97.2 % 701,381 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 167
2030 763,371 1.12 % 8,290 5,000 42.0 1.26 25,446 97.7 % 745,908 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 167
2035 798,680 0.91 % 7,062 5,000 44.6 1.32 26,623 98.1 % 783,877 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 167
2040 828,668 0.74 % 5,998 5,000 47.0 1.37 27,622 98.6 % 816,675 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 167
2045 856,168 0.66 % 5,500 5,000 48.8 1.41 28,539 98.9 % 846,711 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 167
2050 881,666 0.59 % 5,100   49.9 1.44 29,389 99.3 % 875,543 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 165
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Macao Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of China, Macao SAR
Life Expectancy
85.51 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
2.2
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
3.0
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Macao

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Macau 520,400

See also

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Notes

The China, Macao SAR Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (also referred as Macau) delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of China, Macao SAR (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Macao in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.