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Taipei population reaches new heights: DBAS data

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The registered population of Taipei City reached its 20-year peak but the ratio of women to men has dropped to its lowest point in history, said the city's Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DBAS) yesterday.

According to the DBAS, there are 2,686,516 citizens that were registered as permanent residents of Taipei City last year, a number that topped those from the previous two decades. The registered citizens of Taipei City have grown 13,290 since 2012, indicating a 0.5-percent growth.

Despite the population growth, there are only approximately 92 men to every 100 women in Taipei City of now, with male-to-female ratio being 92.4 percent — the lowest Taipei has ever seen.

Taipei's birth rates have been lower than the rest of the country after 1967, but the numbers had risen dramatically after the government launched a birth-encouragement campaign in 2011.

According to the Ministry of Interior last August, men currently account for 50.02 percent of Taiwan's population while women are to have outnumbered men by the end of 2012.

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