Demographics of China

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date09 May 2024

There are 726.55 million males and 698.62 million females in China. The percentage of the male population is 50.98%, compared to 49.02% of the female population. China has 27.93 million more males than females, the second highest in the world. The sex ratio in China in 2024 will be 103.998 males per 100 females. China is in the 204th position in terms of the female-to-male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

China population

Year Population Growth (%)
1950543,979,2331.76
1955603,320,1472.24
1960654,170,692-0.04
1965723,846,3492.68
1970822,534,4502.61
1975915,124,6611.60
1980982,372,4661.47
19851,060,239,9791.57
19901,153,704,2521.72
19951,218,144,4260.86
20001,264,099,0690.71
20051,304,887,5620.62
20101,348,191,3680.67
20151,393,715,4480.56
20201,424,929,7810.13
20211,425,893,4650.00
20221,425,887,337-0.01
20231,425,671,352-0.03
20241,425,178,782-0.04
  • Total
  • Crude

China death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195012,627,71922,350,73123.19241.049
195512,179,97025,708,73520.18642.607
196019,613,43519,490,63229.99229.804
196510,739,32530,282,56414.83541.830
19709,920,08631,541,15012.05838.337
19758,241,59122,960,5359.01125.105
19807,440,84121,891,1137.57322.279
19857,502,23724,192,2407.07322.809
19908,037,90828,202,4926.96424.436
19957,668,71018,826,9196.29515.454
20007,867,29217,394,9016.22113.755
20058,063,72916,663,1086.17812.766
20108,737,98317,941,9696.48113.308
20159,449,72817,446,8886.78212.522
202010,346,23212,243,3987.2658.597
202110,617,52810,881,5677.4487.633
202210,522,51010,757,7947.3797.544
202310,705,68910,660,0347.5097.477
202410,895,44710,577,0467.6447.421
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of China

Year Population Urban (%)
UrbanRural
195065,436,582488,982,69311.803
195584,639,825526,194,57113.856
1960106,561,743551,124,40016.203
1965130,684,595591,877,58818.086
1970143,513,192681,275,26517.400
1975160,244,444760,700,63917.400
1980192,392,094801,485,21619.358
1985244,946,241825,917,14822.874
1990310,022,147862,423,05326.442
1995383,901,711856,038,29330.961
2000460,377,048822,821,92235.877
2005561,983,323759,640,16742.522
2010669,353,557690,401,54549.226
2015775,352,918621,675,63555.500
2020875,075,919549,472,34761.428
2021892,977,294535,503,24062.512
2022910,080,750521,768,90163.560
2023926,375,811508,300,30564.570
2024941,865,672495,129,42265.544
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

China population by Age Group (2024)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 29,918,891 26,817,193 56,736,084 3.98 111.566
05-09 45,517,499 39,875,243 85,392,742 5.99 114.150
10-14 48,463,752 41,664,751 90,128,503 6.32 116.318
15-19 45,115,818 38,478,552 83,594,370 5.87 117.249
20-24 42,666,238 36,530,585 79,196,823 5.56 116.796
25-29 44,740,791 38,945,325 83,686,116 5.87 114.881
30-34 55,973,054 50,235,518 106,208,573 7.45 111.421
35-39 61,256,090 56,680,399 117,936,488 8.28 108.073
40-44 52,154,649 49,412,255 101,566,904 7.13 105.550
45-49 47,859,658 46,070,020 93,929,678 6.59 103.885
50-54 60,367,284 59,228,497 119,595,781 8.39 101.923
55-59 57,122,468 57,492,557 114,615,025 8.04 99.356
60-64 41,312,245 42,778,266 84,090,511 5.90 96.573
65-69 35,334,065 38,674,186 74,008,250 5.19 91.363
70-74 28,454,002 33,664,660 62,118,662 4.36 84.522
75-79 16,153,373 19,898,308 36,051,681 2.53 81.180
80-84 8,703,738 11,963,461 20,667,200 1.45 72.753
85-89 4,101,749 6,849,029 10,950,779 0.77 59.888
90-94 1,188,671 2,742,193 3,930,863 0.28 43.347
95-99 145,131 569,095 714,226 0.05 25.502
100+ 5,073 54,450 59,523 0.00 9.317
Total 726,554,239 698,624,543 1,425,178,782 103.998