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The Portuguese population of Macao, 1800-1850: a demographic analysis
Diogo Queijo *
This paper offers a critical analysis of the figures on the Portuguese population in Macau during the period 1800-1850, available in a series of tables called “population maps”. These “maps” are of irregular periodicity, starting in 1803 and ending in 1849. Their study makes it possible to identify the evolution of the Portuguese population by sex and thus assess the balance between men and women in that territory. The period is characterized by a reduced growth of the Portuguese population, but a considerable increase in the masculinity ratio.


Series  OEm Working-Paper 
Number  10
Date  July 2022 
Pages  28
ISSN  2183-5438 (online)
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMWP102022
Keywords  Macao, demography, Portuguese population, Portuguese colonial empire.
Contents  Index of graphs. Introduction. Methodology. The Portuguese population of Macao, 1803-1849. The slave population in Macao, 1803-1849. Metadata. Sources. References. 
Cite as  Queijo, Diogo (2022), “A população portuguesa de Macau, 1800-1850: uma análise demográfica”, OEm Working-Paper, 10, Observatório da Emigração, CIES, Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMWP102022


* Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.


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