|In recent years, the number of women in southeast China's Taiwan Province, has repeatedly outnumbered men, according to the latest demographic analysis released by authorities in charge of Taiwan's internal affairs. [File Photo]|
In recent years, the number of women in southeast China's Taiwan Province, has repeatedly outnumbered men, according to the latest demographic analysis released by authorities in charge of Taiwan's internal affairs.
At present, Taiwan has a registered population of 23.51 million, which is an increase of 16,288 people compared to the same time last year.
In Taiwan, there are over 11.79 million women, accounting for 50.18 percent of the total population, while males account for 49.82 percent, or more than 11.71 million men totally, which shows that females now outnumber males across the whole province.
Since the end of November 2013, the sex ratio has dropped to under 100, due to the larger number of the female population. As of the end of June this year, the proportion has decreased to 99.26,
The rate is affected by the increase in the number of people in the mainland and foreign spouses, and mortality differences between men and women, the local authorities said.
Data shows that there are only 91.8 men for every 100 women in Taipei, which is the highest proportion in Taiwan, while the county of Lienchiang has the biggest gender imbalance, with a sex ratio of 133.7.
According to the report, there are 17 million people aged between 15 and 64, accounting for 70 percent of the total population in Taiwan.
Furthermore, Taiwan's senior citizens aged at 65 or above have exceeded 3 million, accounting for 12.83 percent of the population, while children aged 0-14 are over 3.1 million, accounting for 13.45 percent.
(Source: Chinanews.com/Translated and edited by Gender Study Network)
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