Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the total population was 670,900 as at end-March 2019, an increase of 3,500 quarter-to-quarter; female population (356,800) accounted for 53.2% of the total.
A total of 1,475 live births were delivered in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 43 quarter-to-quarter. Male babies totalled 758 and the sex ratio at birth stood at 105.7, corresponding to 105.7 male babies per 100 female babies.
Mortality increased by 51 quarter-to-quarter to 603 in the first quarter. The top three underlying causes of death were Neoplasms (212), Diseases of the Circulatory System (182) and Diseases of the Respiratory System (79).
In the first quarter of 2019, Chinese immigrants (1,277) increased by 264 quarter-to-quarter, whereas individuals granted right of abode (166) decreased by 57. Non-resident workers totalled 189,515 at the end of the first quarter, a rise of 1,035.
A total of 1,132 cases of marriage registration were recorded in the first quarter, up by 141 quarter-to-quarter.