Demographic statistics for the 1st quarter of 2021

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the total population as at end-March 2021 dropped by 600 quarter-to-quarter to 682,500; female population (363,400) accounted for 53.2% of the total.

A total of 1,173 live births were delivered in the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of 172 quarter-to-quarter. Male babies totalled 650 and the sex ratio at birth stood at 124.3, corresponding to 124.3 male babies per 100 female babies.

Mortality increased by 20 quarter-to-quarter to 586 in the first quarter. The top three underlying causes of death were Neoplasms (222), Diseases of the Circulatory System (163) and Diseases of the Respiratory System (99).

In the first quarter of 2021, new arrivals from mainland China with one-way permit (675) and individuals granted right of abode (124) decreased by 245 and 19 respectively quarter-to-quarter. Besides, number of non-resident workers at end-period (173,113) dropped by 4,548.

A total of 973 cases of marriage registration were recorded in the first quarter, up by 84 quarter-to-quarter.

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