Gender ratio in China

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date16 Jan 2021

In 2020, the sex ratio of the total population in China is 105.302 males per 100 females. There are 738,247,340 or 738.25 million males and 701,076,434 or 701.08 million females in China. The percentage of the female population is 48.71 percent compared to 51.29 percent male population. China has 37.17 million more males than females. China is only behind India, where males outnumber females by 54 million. China is at 183rd position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio. Among Asian countries, its position is 37th out of 51 countries/territories.

In 1950, the male to female ratio in China was at the highest point of 107.9 and decreased to the lowest level in 2020.

China has the world's most skewed sex ratio at birth, with about 113 boys born for every 100 girls. Only Azerbaijan is another country with such a low ratio. This ratio is declining since 2005-10 when it had peaked at 117 boys per 100 girls.

The males to females ratio is at the highest point of 116.54 for the age group 10-14. With 114 boys per 100 girls (0-14 age group), China has the 2nd most skewed child sex ratio, only behind Kuwait. The men to women ratio is 106.2 for the group aged 15–64 and 88.2 for those over 65. China has more males than females aged below 65 years. Women outnumber men by a ratio of 2-to-1 in the age group 90-94 years and a ratio of 5-to-1 for centenarians.

China Sex ratio by age group (2020)

Age group Male Female M per 100 F
00-04 44,456,332 39,476,105 112.616
05-09 46,320,144 40,415,039 114.611
10-14 45,349,923 38,912,828 116.542
15-19 44,103,122 38,238,737 115.336
20-24 46,273,865 40,884,302 113.182
25-29 51,522,843 46,466,160 110.883
30-34 66,443,228 62,295,742 106.658
35-39 51,345,507 48,745,948 105.333
40-44 49,289,359 46,984,787 104.905
45-49 61,173,349 58,664,268 104.277
50-54 62,348,020 61,097,362 102.047
55-59 49,958,045 48,782,446 102.410
60-64 38,917,285 38,596,854 100.830
65-69 36,526,788 37,622,978 97.086
70-74 21,425,163 23,524,526 91.076
75-79 12,207,276 14,337,340 85.143
80-84 6,883,629 9,297,788 74.035
85-89 2,843,084 4,738,693 59.997
90-94 731,228 1,573,796 46.463
95-99 116,377 358,816 32.434
100+ 12,773 61,919 20.629
Total 738,247,340 701,076,434 105.302
  • Total
  • At birth

China Sex ratio projections

Year Male Female M per 100 F
2020 738,247,340 701,076,434 105.302
2021 740,521,760 703,694,342 105.233
2022 742,454,663 706,016,741 105.161
2023 744,065,907 708,061,767 105.085
2024 745,391,547 709,863,315 105.005
2025 746,460,564 711,447,684 104.921
2026 747,276,937 712,815,314 104.835
2027 747,838,010 713,959,628 104.745
2028 748,159,905 714,892,941 104.653
2029 748,261,449 715,629,887 104.560
2030 748,158,670 716,181,480 104.465
2031 747,862,303 716,555,199 104.369
2032 747,379,071 716,751,351 104.273
2033 746,715,948 716,764,898 104.179
2034 745,878,396 716,586,728 104.088
2035 744,872,120 716,210,910 104.002
2036 743,703,881 715,637,291 103.922
2037 742,381,178 714,870,995 103.848
2038 740,910,927 713,917,517 103.781
2039 739,299,950 712,784,316 103.720
2040 737,554,247 711,477,173 103.665
2041 735,680,127 710,000,121 103.617
2042 733,681,708 708,353,424 103.576
2043 731,559,998 706,534,714 103.542
2044 729,314,366 704,539,754 103.516
2045 726,945,624 702,366,621 103.499
2046 724,457,867 700,018,654 103.491
2047 721,856,908 697,501,717 103.492
2048 719,147,363 694,819,888 103.501
2049 716,334,289 691,978,021 103.520
2050 713,423,046 688,982,121 103.547
2051 710,419,052 685,838,659 103.584
2052 707,328,241 682,556,026 103.629
2053 704,157,431 679,145,186 103.683
2054 700,913,910 675,618,718 103.744
2055 697,605,077 671,989,066 103.812
2056 694,236,435 668,265,517 103.886
2057 690,814,766 664,458,498 103.967
2058 687,350,258 660,583,299 104.052
2059 683,854,289 656,656,810 104.142
2060 680,336,519 652,694,113 104.235
2061 676,802,515 648,705,017 104.331
2062 673,256,200 644,698,187 104.430
2063 669,703,013 640,685,639 104.529
2064 666,147,951 636,679,512 104.628
2065 662,594,759 632,689,816 104.727
2066 659,047,110 628,724,807 104.823
2067 655,506,156 624,789,118 104.916
2068 651,969,562 620,883,947 105.007
2069 648,432,998 617,008,089 105.093
2070 644,893,129 613,161,094 105.175
2071 641,351,274 609,346,350 105.252
2072 637,808,587 605,567,542 105.324
2073 634,261,382 601,824,674 105.390
2074 630,704,816 598,116,842 105.448
2075 627,136,211 594,443,942 105.500
2076 623,555,764 590,807,931 105.543
2077 619,967,166 587,211,554 105.578
2078 616,375,748 583,656,551 105.606
2079 612,788,740 580,144,787 105.627
2080 609,212,750 576,678,547 105.642
2081 605,650,279 573,259,213 105.650
2082 602,104,505 569,889,834 105.653
2083 598,583,619 566,576,527 105.649
2084 595,097,241 563,326,747 105.640
2085 591,652,894 560,146,310 105.625
2086 588,253,013 557,035,545 105.604
2087 584,898,214 553,994,484 105.578
2088 581,591,547 551,027,779 105.547
2089 578,335,645 548,140,749 105.509
2090 575,131,301 545,335,627 105.464
2091 571,976,983 542,610,331 105.412
2092 568,869,023 539,958,870 105.354
2093 565,801,987 537,372,450 105.290
2094 562,769,159 534,840,583 105.222
2095 559,762,949 532,352,252 105.149
2096 556,775,037 529,896,299 105.072
2097 553,796,475 527,461,597 104.993
2098 550,817,703 525,037,152 104.910
2099 547,828,515 522,612,036 104.825
2100 544,818,071 520,175,386 104.737

China Sex ratio estimates

Year Male Female M per 100 F
1950 287,739,865 266,679,404 107.897
1951 295,567,965 274,341,143 107.737
1952 301,939,824 280,636,673 107.591
1953 307,333,563 286,032,319 107.447
1954 312,143,382 290,908,934 107.299
1955 316,679,542 295,562,010 107.145
1956 321,165,115 300,198,118 106.984
1957 325,739,211 304,938,437 106.821
1958 330,466,798 309,828,979 106.661
1959 335,354,975 314,857,756 106.510
1960 340,401,908 320,006,146 106.374
1961 345,648,969 325,303,732 106.254
1962 351,226,376 330,876,278 106.150
1963 357,372,801 336,966,283 106.056
1964 364,379,894 343,874,708 105.963
1965 372,429,283 351,789,687 105.867
1966 381,611,058 360,803,829 105.767
1967 391,796,727 370,784,449 105.667
1968 402,668,343 381,406,372 105.575
1969 413,776,039 392,209,902 105.499
1970 424,765,456 402,835,929 105.444
1971 435,557,247 413,202,462 105.410
1972 446,159,375 423,326,587 105.394
1973 456,413,553 433,071,815 105.390
1974 466,158,309 442,305,897 105.393
1975 475,291,833 450,949,056 105.398
1976 483,746,630 458,938,782 105.405
1977 491,570,923 466,320,348 105.415
1978 498,936,410 473,269,031 105.423
1979 506,094,367 480,037,847 105.428
1980 513,254,169 486,835,059 105.427
1981 520,383,823 493,638,388 105.418
1982 527,494,380 500,454,609 105.403
1983 534,882,854 507,548,547 105.386
1984 542,922,384 515,249,589 105.371
1985 551,836,686 523,752,677 105.362
1986 561,798,689 533,215,417 105.361
1987 572,625,011 543,470,464 105.365
1988 583,740,460 553,983,774 105.371
1989 594,344,178 564,013,215 105.378
1990 603,859,475 573,024,206 105.381
1991 612,077,869 580,819,408 105.382
1992 619,162,850 587,548,393 105.381
1993 625,367,136 593,449,923 105.378
1994 631,105,159 598,914,867 105.375
1995 636,686,865 604,233,674 105.371
1996 642,170,097 609,466,081 105.366
1997 647,469,136 614,526,881 105.361
1998 652,586,590 619,395,759 105.359
1999 657,496,739 624,018,094 105.365
2000 662,187,757 628,363,010 105.383
2001 666,683,342 632,446,405 105.413
2002 671,028,743 636,323,513 105.454
2003 675,255,679 640,047,843 105.501
2004 679,398,856 643,685,783 105.548
2005 683,485,900 647,290,480 105.592
2006 687,528,851 650,879,793 105.631
2007 691,533,479 654,460,412 105.665
2008 695,511,018 658,058,462 105.691
2009 699,470,312 661,699,098 105.708
2010 703,414,019 665,396,585 105.714
2011 707,339,988 669,157,645 105.706
2012 711,236,631 672,969,777 105.686
2013 715,082,615 676,800,720 105.656
2014 718,849,365 680,604,601 105.619
2015 722,508,006 684,339,862 105.577
2016 726,052,413 687,996,940 105.531
2017 729,462,380 691,559,414 105.481
2018 732,677,783 694,970,006 105.426
2019 735,624,259 698,159,433 105.366