Population of China

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of China is 1,447,922,396 as of May 20, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of China is projected at 1,444,216,107 or 1.44 billion or 1444.22 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in China is projected at 1,439,323,776 or 1.43 billion or 1439.32 million people for the year 2020. China ranks number 1st in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. China is ranked 1st among 51 countries in Asia.

China's population peak will be 2031 with 1.46 billion or 1464.42 mn people after China's population will be decreased year by year. The China population is projected to reach 1.46 billion or 1464.34 million in 2030 and decrease further to 1.4 billion or 1402.41 million in 2050 and 1 billion or 1065.0 million by 2100. China accounts for 18.3 percent of the world population. However, its global share will decline since 22.0% of 1991 and is projected to decline at 9.8% by 2100.

China was at 1st position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 2nd in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

China population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20201,439,323,7765,540,0900.3918.5
20211,444,216,1074,892,3310.3418.3
20221,448,471,4004,255,2930.2918.2
20231,452,127,6683,656,2680.2518.1
20241,455,254,8703,127,2020.2217.9
20251,457,908,2492,653,3790.1817.8
20261,460,092,2452,183,9960.1517.7
20271,461,797,6381,705,3930.1217.5
20281,463,052,8501,255,2120.0917.4
20291,463,891,336838,4860.0617.3
20301,464,340,159448,8230.0317.1
20311,464,417,49877,3390.0117.0
20321,464,130,420-287,078-0.0216.9
20331,463,480,850-649,570-0.0416.7
20341,462,465,126-1,015,724-0.0716.6
20351,461,083,029-1,382,097-0.0916.4
20361,459,341,178-1,741,851-0.1216.3
20371,457,252,170-2,089,008-0.1416.2
20381,454,828,440-2,423,730-0.1716.0
20391,452,084,266-2,744,174-0.1915.9
20401,449,031,423-3,052,843-0.2115.8
20411,445,680,243-3,351,180-0.2315.6
20421,442,035,132-3,645,111-0.2515.5
20431,438,094,712-3,940,420-0.2715.3
20441,433,854,128-4,240,584-0.2915.2
20451,429,312,248-4,541,880-0.3215.1
20461,424,476,528-4,835,720-0.3414.9
20471,419,358,627-5,117,901-0.3614.8
20481,413,967,257-5,391,370-0.3814.7
20491,408,312,307-5,654,950-0.4014.5
20501,402,405,170-5,907,137-0.4214.4
20511,396,257,709-6,147,461-0.4414.3
20521,389,884,278-6,373,431-0.4614.1
20531,383,302,617-6,581,661-0.4714.0
20541,376,532,637-6,769,980-0.4913.9
20551,369,594,144-6,938,493-0.5013.8
20561,362,501,948-7,092,196-0.5213.6
20571,355,273,272-7,228,676-0.5313.5
20581,347,933,553-7,339,719-0.5413.4
20591,340,511,105-7,422,448-0.5513.3
20601,333,030,631-7,480,474-0.5613.1
20611,325,507,541-7,523,090-0.5613.0
20621,317,954,384-7,553,157-0.5712.9
20631,310,388,656-7,565,728-0.5712.8
20641,302,827,463-7,561,193-0.5812.7
20651,295,284,571-7,542,892-0.5812.6
20661,287,771,918-7,512,653-0.5812.4
20671,280,295,263-7,476,655-0.5812.3
20681,272,853,499-7,441,764-0.5812.2
20691,265,441,076-7,412,423-0.5812.1
20701,258,054,226-7,386,850-0.5812.0
20711,250,697,619-7,356,607-0.5811.9
20721,243,376,134-7,321,485-0.5911.8
20731,236,086,058-7,290,076-0.5911.7
20741,228,821,667-7,264,391-0.5911.6
20751,221,580,151-7,241,516-0.5911.5
20761,214,363,701-7,216,450-0.5911.5
20771,207,178,715-7,184,986-0.5911.4
20781,200,032,304-7,146,411-0.5911.3
20791,192,933,525-7,098,779-0.5911.2
20801,185,891,301-7,042,224-0.5911.1
20811,178,909,491-6,981,810-0.5911.0
20821,171,994,339-6,915,152-0.5910.9
20831,165,160,149-6,834,190-0.5810.9
20841,158,423,977-6,736,172-0.5810.8
20851,151,799,202-6,624,775-0.5710.7
20861,145,288,558-6,510,644-0.5710.6
20871,138,892,695-6,395,863-0.5610.6
20881,132,619,331-6,273,364-0.5510.5
20891,126,476,400-6,142,931-0.5410.4
20901,120,466,932-6,009,468-0.5310.4
20911,114,587,314-5,879,618-0.5210.3
20921,108,827,898-5,759,416-0.5210.2
20931,103,174,443-5,653,455-0.5110.2
20941,097,609,741-5,564,702-0.5010.1
20951,092,115,205-5,494,536-0.5010.1
20961,086,671,335-5,443,870-0.5010.0
20971,081,258,071-5,413,264-0.5010.0
20981,075,854,852-5,403,219-0.509.9
20991,070,440,557-5,414,295-0.509.8
21001,064,993,459-5,447,098-0.519.8

China population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
1950554,419,273--21.9
1951569,909,11715,489,8442.7922.1
1952582,576,49112,667,3742.2222.1
1953593,365,87710,789,3861.8522.2
1954603,052,3249,686,4471.6322.1
1955612,241,5549,189,2301.5222.1
1956621,363,2349,121,6801.4922.0
1957630,677,6459,314,4111.5021.9
1958640,295,7729,618,1271.5321.9
1959650,212,7349,916,9621.5521.8
1960660,408,05610,195,3221.5721.8
1961670,952,69510,544,6391.6021.7
1962682,102,65511,149,9601.6621.7
1963694,339,08312,236,4281.7921.6
1964708,254,59713,915,5142.0021.6
1965724,218,96815,964,3712.2521.7
1966742,414,88518,195,9172.5121.8
1967762,581,17620,166,2912.7221.9
1968784,074,70921,493,5332.8222.1
1969805,985,93921,911,2302.7922.2
1970827,601,39421,615,4552.6822.4
1971848,759,71021,158,3162.5622.5
1972869,485,96420,726,2542.4422.6
1973889,485,37219,999,4082.3022.6
1974908,464,19818,978,8262.1322.7
1975926,240,88517,776,6871.9622.7
1976942,685,41116,444,5261.7822.7
1977957,891,27215,205,8611.6122.6
1978972,205,44214,314,1701.4922.6
1979986,132,20213,926,7601.4322.5
19801,000,089,23513,957,0331.4222.4
19811,014,022,21213,932,9771.3922.4
19821,027,948,98713,926,7751.3722.3
19831,042,431,41214,482,4251.4122.2
19841,058,171,97615,740,5641.5122.1
19851,075,589,36117,417,3851.6522.1
19861,095,014,10919,424,7481.8122.1
19871,116,095,47621,081,3671.9322.1
19881,137,724,22721,628,7511.9422.1
19891,158,357,39720,633,1701.8122.1
19901,176,883,67418,526,2771.6022.1
19911,192,897,28416,013,6101.3622.0
19921,206,711,24413,813,9601.1621.9
19931,218,817,05512,105,8111.0021.8
19941,230,020,03111,202,9760.9221.7
19951,240,920,53510,900,5040.8921.6
19961,251,636,18610,715,6510.8621.5
19971,261,996,01210,359,8260.8321.4
19981,271,982,3509,986,3380.7921.3
19991,281,514,8329,532,4820.7521.1
20001,290,550,7659,035,9330.7121.0
20011,299,129,7528,578,9870.6620.9
20021,307,352,2578,222,5050.6320.7
20031,315,303,5217,951,2640.6120.6
20041,323,084,6417,781,1200.5920.5
20051,330,776,3807,691,7390.5820.3
20061,338,408,6477,632,2670.5720.2
20071,345,993,8887,585,2410.5720.1
20081,353,569,4847,575,5960.5619.9
20091,361,169,4197,599,9350.5619.8
20101,368,810,6157,641,1960.5619.7
20111,376,497,6397,687,0240.5619.5
20121,384,206,4017,708,7620.5619.4
20131,391,883,3307,676,9290.5519.3
20141,399,453,9657,570,6350.5419.2
20151,406,847,8707,393,9050.5319.1
20161,414,049,3517,201,4810.5118.9
20171,421,021,7916,972,4400.4918.8
20181,427,647,7866,625,9950.4718.7
20191,433,783,6866,135,9000.4318.6