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Macau (Chinese territory under Portuguese administration) People

    Population: 437,312 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 24% (male 54,456; female 50,912)
    15-64 years: 69% (male 142,575; female 158,132)
    65 years and over: 7% (male 12,547; female 18,690) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.86% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 12.5 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 3.48 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 9.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 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
    total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 4.23 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 81.88 years
    male: 78.79 years
    female: 85.13 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.27 children born/woman (1999 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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