China Population (LIVE)

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China Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of China is 1,412,072,189 as of Sunday, December 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • China population is equivalent to 18.67% of the total world population.
  • China ranks number 1 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in China is 150 per Km2 (389 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 9,388,211 Km2 (3,624,807 sq. miles)
  • 58.2 % of the population is urban (819,767,019 people in 2017)
  • The median age in China is 37.3 years.

Population of China (2018 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
2018 1,415,045,928 0.39 % 5,528,531 -324,919 37.3 1.61 151 57.9 % 838,818,387 18.54 % 7,632,819,325 1
2017 1,409,517,397 0.43 % 6,017,032 -324,919 37.3 1.61 150 58.2 % 819,767,019 18.67 % 7,550,262,101 1
2016 1,403,500,365 0.46 % 6,471,812 -324,919 37.3 1.61 149 57.0 % 799,964,410 18.80 % 7,466,964,280 1
2015 1,397,028,553 0.54 % 7,454,690 -339,690 37.0 1.60 149 55.8 % 779,478,624 18.92 % 7,383,008,820 1
2010 1,359,755,102 0.57 % 7,626,322 -478,179 35.2 1.58 145 49.2 % 669,386,225 19.54 % 6,958,169,159 1
2005 1,321,623,490 0.59 % 7,684,904 -406,017 32.7 1.55 141 42.4 % 560,517,729 20.20 % 6,542,159,383 1
2000 1,283,198,970 0.69 % 8,651,793-76,678 30.1 1.51 137 35.8 % 459,383,108 20.88 % 6,145,006,989 1
1995 1,239,940,004 1.13 % 13,498,961 -152,825 27.3 1.90 132 30.9 % 383,155,985 21.56 % 5,751,474,416 1
1990 1,172,445,200 1.83 % 20,316,362 -84,009 24.9 2.73 125 26.3 % 308,166,890 21.99 % 5,330,943,460 1
1985 1,070,863,389 1.50 % 15,397,216 -40,168 23.6 2.55 114 22.7 % 242,987,297 21.97 % 4,873,781,796 1
1980 993,877,310 1.54 % 14,586,445 -9,438 21.9 3.00 106 19.2 % 190,483,105 22.29 % 4,458,411,534 1
1975 920,945,083 2.23 % 19,231,325 -216,297 20.4 4.77 98 17.3 % 158,961,220 22.58 % 4,079,087,198 1
1970 824,788,457 2.68 % 20,445,255 -32,058 19.3 6.25 88 17.2 % 141,701,722 22.29 % 3,700,577,650 1
1965 722,562,183 1.90 % 12,975,208 -44,170 22.3 6.03 77 17.8 % 128,692,283 21.64 % 3,339,592,688 1
1960 657,686,143 1.49 % 9,370,349 -11,907 21.4 5.40 70 16.0 % 105,426,589 21.68 % 3,033,212,527 1
1955 610,834,396 1.96 % 11,283,024 -44,170 22.3 6.03 65 13.6 % 83,276,451 22.03 % 2,772,242,535 1
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 1,424,548,266 0.39 % 5,503,943 -324,919 38.7 1.63 152 61.4 % 874,427,437 18.27 % 7,795,482,309 1
2025 1,438,835,697 0.20 % 2,857,486 -323,926 40.6 1.66 153 65.9 % 947,539,986 17.58 % 8,185,613,757 2
2030 1,441,181,813 0.03 % 469,223 -319,037 43.0 1.69 154 69.3 % 998,924,971 16.85 % 8,551,198,644 2
2035 1,433,508,888 -0.11 % -1,534,585 -320,108 45.4 1.71 153 71.9 % 1,030,048,150 16.12 % 8,892,701,940 2
2040 1,417,472,814 -0.22 % -3,207,215 -320,114 47.0 1.72 151 73.7 % 1,044,395,487 15.39 % 9,210,337,004 2
2045 1,394,361,025 -0.33 % -4,622,358 -319,499 47.8 1.74 149 75.4 % 1,050,837,910 14.67 % 9,504,209,572 2
2050 1,364,456,723 -0.43 % -5,980,860 -319,090 48.0 1.75 145 76.9 % 1,049,947,580 13.96 % 9,771,822,753 2
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. 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 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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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