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    Macau People 2000

      Population: 445,594 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 23% (male 53,986; female 50,379)
      15-64 years: 69% (male 146,474; female 162,672)
      65 years and over: 8% (male 12,932; female 19,151) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.83% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 12.54 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 3.64 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 9.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 0.68 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 4.49 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 81.6 years
      male: 78.8 years
      female: 84.55 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.3 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Chinese
      adjective: Chinese

      Ethnic groups: Chinese 95%, Macanese (mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry), Portuguese, other

      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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