China Population (LIVE)

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China Population (1950 - 2016)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of China is 1,385,001,839 as of Sunday, December 4, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • China population is equivalent to 18.72% of the total world population.
  • China ranks number 1 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in China is 147 per Km2 (381 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 9,390,784 Km2 (3,625,800 sq. miles)
  • 56.6 % of the population is urban (799,964,410 people in 2016)
  • The median age in China is 37.3 years.

Population of China (2016 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationChina
Global Rank
2016 1,382,323,332 0.46 % 6,274,389 -300,000 37.3 1.56 147 57.9 % 799,964,410 18.60 % 7,432,663,275 1
2015 1,376,048,943 0.52 % 7,016,041 -360,000 37 1.55 147 56.6 % 779,478,624 18.72 % 7,349,472,099 1
2010 1,340,968,737 0.54 % 7,073,621 -440,400 35 1.53 143 49.9 % 669,386,225 19.35 % 6,929,725,043 1
2005 1,305,600,630 0.55 % 7,125,212 -428,800 33 1.5 139 42.9 % 560,517,729 20.03 % 6,519,635,850 1
2000 1,269,974,572 0.68 % 8,426,658 -101,400 30 1.48 135 36.2 % 459,383,108 20.73 % 6,126,622,121 1
1995 1,227,841,281 1.24 % 14,647,102 -164,700 27 2 131 31.2 % 383,155,985 21.41 % 5,735,123,084 1
1990 1,154,605,773 1.87 % 20,396,673 -30,900 25 2.75 123 26.7 % 308,166,890 21.75 % 5,309,667,699 1
1985 1,052,622,410 1.48 % 14,956,995 -51,600 23 2.52 112 23.1 % 242,987,297 21.69 % 4,852,540,569 1
1980 977,837,433 1.55 % 14,451,398 -85,700 22 3.01 104 19.5 % 190,483,105 22.03 % 4,439,632,465 1
1975 905,580,445 2.29 % 19,413,946 -222,600 20 4.85 97 17.6 % 158,961,220 22.3 % 4,061,399,228 1
1970 808,510,713 2.73 % 20,383,953 -2,500 19 6.3 86 17.5 % 141,701,722 21.96 % 3,682,487,691 1
1965 706,590,947 1.86 % 12,428,155 -33,100 22 6.11 64 18.2 % 128,692,283 21.27 % 3,322,495,121 1
1960 644,450,173 1.49 % 9,175,186 -1,600 21 5.48 69 16.4 % 105,426,589 21.35 % 3,018,343,828 1
1955 598,574,241 1.93 % 10,892,264 -33,100 22 6.11 64 13.9 % 83,276,451 21.7 % 2,758,314,525 1
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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China Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationChina
Global Rank
2020 1,402,847,838 0.39 % 5,359,779 -300,000 39 1.59 149 62.3 % 874,427,437 18.08 % 7,758,156,792 1
2025 1,414,872,342 0.17 % 2,404,901 -300,000 41 1.63 151 67 % 947,539,986 17.38 % 8,141,661,007 2
2030 1,415,545,109 0.01 % 134,553 -300,000 43 1.66 151 70.6 % 998,924,971 16.65 % 8,500,766,052 2
2035 1,408,316,052 -0.1 % -1,445,811 -300,000 46 1.68 150 73.1 % 1,030,048,150 15.93 % 8,838,907,877 2
2040 1,394,714,891 -0.19 % -2,720,232 -300,000 48 1.7 149 74.9 % 1,044,395,487 15.23 % 9,157,233,976 2
2045 1,374,657,061 -0.29 % -4,011,566 -300,000 49 1.72 146 76.4 % 1,050,837,910 14.54 % 9,453,891,780 2
2050 1,348,056,330 -0.39 % -5,320,146 -300,000 50 1.74 144 77.9 % 1,049,947,580 13.86 % 9,725,147,994 2
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The China Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of China delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of China (1950 - 2016) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2016.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2016. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2016: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2016: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by China in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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