Macao Population: 645,877

Macao is an independent region on the south coast of China. It is a special administrative region of China. Macao is the 4th highest life expectancy in the world. Two-third of the total land is reclaimed from the sea. Earlier, Macao was a Portuguese colony. Ming China leased Macao as a trading post in 1557.

Largest Cities in Macao by Population 

Macao is a city that is a highly populated region. Macao population density is approximately 21,330.7 people per square kilometer as of 2020.

Macao Population History

As per the UN records, the total population of Macao is 6,49,335. From the year 2015, there has been a steady growth in the total population. In 2020, the total population of Macao is 6,49,335. In the coming years, there will be a consistent growth of 1.7%.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 649,335 1.39% 8,890 5,000 39.3 1.2 21,645 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 7,794,798,739 167
2019 640,445 1.39% 8,809 5,000 37.9 1.19 21,348 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 7,713,468,100 167
2018 631,636 1.45% 9,051 5,000 37.9 1.19 21,055 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 7,631,091,040 167
2017 622,585 1.59% 9,749 5,000 37.9 1.19 20,753 100.00% 622,567 0.01% 7,547,858,925 168
2016 612,836 1.79% 10,751 5,000 37.9 1.19 20,428 99.90% 612,167 0.01% 7,464,022,049 168
2015 602,085 2.27% 12,773 8,470 37.5 1.19 20,070 99.80% 600,942 0.01% 7,379,797,139 168
2010 538,219 2.19% 11,072 8,476 36.3 0.98 17,941 99.80% 536,969 0.01% 6,956,823,603 167
2005 482,858 2.45% 11,015 9,257 34.4 0.85 16,095 99.90% 482,559 0.01% 6,541,907,027 168
2000 427,782 2.10% 8,454 5,573 33.4 1.12 14,259 N.A. N.A. 0.01% 6,143,493,823 170
1995 385,513 2.32% 8,341 4,369 31.1 1.41 12,850 100.00% 385,339 0.01% 5,744,212,979 171
1990 343,808 3.93% 12,061 6,693 28.9 2 11,460 99.80% 343,119 0.01% 5,327,231,061 172
1985 283,503 3.55% 9,086 5,029 27.6 2.06 9,450 99.40% 281,813 0.01% 4,870,921,740 173
1980 238,071 -0.30% -711 -2,007 25.7 1.41 7,936 98.50% 234,592 0.01% 4,458,003,514 173
1975 241,628 -0.37% -913 -2,194 22.6 1.79 8,054 97.90% 236,533 0.01% 4,079,480,606 172
1970 246,194 3.91% 8,593 6,720 18.8 2.74 8,206 97.00% 238,887 0.01% 3,700,437,046 168
1965 203,228 3.91% 7,087 3,812 17.6 4.41 6,774 96.20% 195,462 0.01% 3,339,583,597 168
1960 167,791 -2.40% -4,334 -8,756 21.3 4.81 5,593 95.30% 159,892 0.01% 3,034,949,748 171
1955 189,460 -0.73% -1,404 -6,475 25.2 4.39 6,315 96.20% 182,204 0.01% 2,773,019,936 168

Macao Population forecast

The 1.7% population growth is projected to be increasing in 2035. After 2035, the population is expected to decrease slowly. The estimated population of Macau for 2050 is 8,38,368. In 2045 the population rate is 8,15,665. So, there is a slight increase in 2050 when compared to the population of the year 2045.

In the prospect, the total population is forecast to be extremely steady. The urban and median age is steadily increasing over the upcoming years. The average median age of 2050 is 50.5.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 649,335 1.52 % 9,450 5,000 39.3 1.20 21,645 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 7,794,798,739 167
2025 693,893 1.34 % 8,912 5,000 41.7 1.20 23,130 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 8,184,437,460 167
2030 731,874 1.07 % 7,596 5,000 44.2 1.20 24,396 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 167
2035 763,357 0.85 % 6,297 5,000 46.8 1.20 25,445 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 168
2040 790,718 0.71 % 5,472 5,000 48.9 1.20 26,357 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 168
2045 815,665 0.62 % 4,989 5,000 50.3 1.20 27,189 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 168
2050 838,368 0.55 % 4,541 50.5 1.20 27,946 N.A. N.A. 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 167

Macao Demographics

The life expectancy rate for 2020 is 84.68 years. The infant mortality rate of this country is 2.3. In the year 2019, the increase was positive as the death rates increased the birth rates. The total male percentage of Macao is 48.06%, which is 3,12,100. The female population percentage is about 51.94%, which is 3,37,242. The sex ratio is 970 males per 1000 females. This is lesser than the global sex ratio.

Macao Religion & Politics

The majority of the people of Macao, with over 80% belong to be Buddhism, 6.7% belong to Christianity, and remaining belongs to Islam and other religions. China dominates Macao. The regional government of Macau is composed of Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary. The executive power is vested by the government and controlled by the Chief Executive.

Macao Economy

The economy of Macau is a small open economy which mainly dependent on gambling and tourism. Macao is a part of China. Apparel exports is another support of the economy. The regional economy is mainly dependent on casino gaming.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%