Demographics of China

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date30 Oct 2021

As of 2021, the population of China is projected at 1,444.22 million, up by 0.34% compared with 1,439.32 million in 2020. China is ranked 1st in terms of population and 175th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 15.92 million births in China in 2021. That is 43,613 per day, which is ranked 2nd. The crude birth rate is 11.04 per 1000 people. There are 10.91 million deaths in China in 2021. That is 29,879 per day, which is ranked 1st. The crude death rate is 7.56 per 1000 people.

893 million people are living in urban areas, which is 62.5% of China population. China is ranked 122nd in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in China in 2021 is 105.23 males per 100 females. There are 740.5 million males and 703.7 million females in China. The percentage of female population is 48.73% compare to 51.27% male population. China has 36.83 million more males than females. China is at 183rd position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

China population

Year Population Growth (%)
1950554,419,269-
1955612,241,5521.52
1960660,408,0541.57
1965724,218,9702.25
1970827,601,3852.68
1975926,240,8891.96
19801,000,089,2281.42
19851,075,589,3631.65
19901,176,883,6811.6
19951,240,920,5390.89
20001,290,550,7670.71
20051,330,776,3800.58
20101,368,810,6040.56
20151,406,847,8680.53
20161,414,049,3530.51
20171,421,021,7940.49
20181,427,647,7890.47
20191,433,783,6920.43
20201,439,323,7740.39
20211,444,216,1020.34
  • Total
  • Crude

China death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195013,347,32426,909,01023.6047.35
195513,240,16523,085,29321.7438.01
196014,281,56124,854,87821.4637.45
196512,313,37229,473,14616.9540.23
19708,756,53330,042,45610.5636.42
19757,312,92124,602,7787.9126.74
19806,724,75420,943,2556.7120.89
19857,155,65325,460,1776.6123.40
19907,846,53125,107,2626.7121.57
19958,288,89219,362,5216.6815.58
20008,562,33617,570,6646.6413.62
20058,961,49517,089,9226.7312.84
20109,487,12017,521,0766.9312.79
20159,870,60317,451,3787.0212.41
202010,660,46416,233,4467.4111.29
202110,905,68015,918,8897.5611.04
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of China

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
195065,436,582488,982,693-11.803
195584,639,825526,194,5714.7513.856
1960106,561,743551,124,4004.7616.203
1965130,684,595591,877,5881.0918.086
1970143,513,192681,275,2651.8917.400
1975160,244,444760,700,6392.5617.400
1980192,392,094801,485,2165.4619.358
1985244,946,241825,917,1484.7522.874
1990310,022,147862,423,0534.5726.442
1995383,901,711856,038,2934.0430.961
2000460,377,048822,821,9223.5335.877
2005561,983,323759,640,1673.9542.522
2010669,353,557690,401,5453.4049.226
2015775,352,918621,675,6352.8055.500
2020875,075,919549,472,3472.1861.428
2021892,977,294535,503,2402.0562.512
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

China population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 43,618,041 38,827,503 82,445,544 5.71 112.338
05-09 46,249,680 40,523,550 86,773,230 6.01 114.130
10-14 45,656,257 39,240,131 84,896,388 5.88 116.351
15-19 44,115,993 38,125,137 82,241,130 5.69 115.714
20-24 45,622,406 40,171,890 85,794,296 5.94 113.568
25-29 49,284,391 44,149,016 93,433,407 6.47 111.632
30-34 65,521,745 61,146,147 126,667,892 8.77 107.156
35-39 54,235,468 51,425,143 105,660,611 7.32 105.465
40-44 48,147,343 45,900,946 94,048,289 6.51 104.894
45-49 58,956,438 56,445,426 115,401,864 7.99 104.449
50-54 63,097,125 61,775,700 124,872,825 8.65 102.139
55-59 52,324,540 51,284,276 103,608,816 7.17 102.028
60-64 39,713,795 39,383,763 79,097,558 5.48 100.838
65-69 36,795,051 37,970,165 74,765,216 5.18 96.905
70-74 23,288,974 25,595,727 48,884,701 3.38 90.988
75-79 12,718,638 15,006,603 27,725,241 1.92 84.754
80-84 7,080,234 9,455,038 16,535,272 1.14 74.883
85-89 3,084,699 5,010,095 8,094,794 0.56 61.570
90-94 860,373 1,787,325 2,647,698 0.18 48.137
95-99 136,798 403,048 539,846 0.04 33.941
100+ 13,771 67,713 81,484 0.01 20.337
Total 740,521,760 703,694,342 1,444,216,102 105.233