Demographic Statistics for the 3rd Quarter 2009

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the population of Macao showed continuous decrease upon reduction on the number of non-resident workers; consequently, the population estimate totalled 541,200 as at 30 September 2009, down by 3,000 from end-June. In the third quarter of 2009, there were 1,224 live births, up by 17.8% quarter-to-quarter, with male babies accounting for 52.2% (639). The number of mortality cases totalled 373 and the major causes of death were Neoplasms and Diseases of the Circulatory System. Meanwhile, 5 cases of fetal mortality were recorded. The Health Bureau received 3,702 cases of Notifiable diseases in this quarter, consisting mainly of Influenza A/H1N1 (Swine flu) (2,847 cases), Influenza (478 cases) and Enterovirus Infection (137 cases). In addition, 828 cases of marriage registration were recorded, up by 13.3% over the second quarter of 2009. In the third quarter of 2009, there were 1,111 Mainland immigrants moving to Macao with One-way Exit Permit, a quarter-to-quarter increase of 80.7% (496); meanwhile, 334 illegal immigrants were repatriated, down by 26.4% quarter-to-quarter. Moreover, a total of 2,697 individuals were authorized to reside in Macao, up by 459 quarter-to-quarter. Total number of non-resident workers stood at 77,239 at the end of the third quarter, down by 6,377 quarter-to-quarter.

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