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Population of China 2014

As of 1 January 2015, the population of China was estimated to be 1 370 811 348 people. This is an increase of 0.49 % (6 738 520 people) compared to population of 1 364 072 828 the year before. In 2014 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 7 175 023. Due to external migration, the population declined by 436 503. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.080 (1 080 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2014. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

China population 2015

During 2015 China population is estimated to be increased by 6 771 808 people and reach 1 377 583 156 in the beginning of 2016. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 7 210 468. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 438 660 due to the migration reasons. It means that amount of people who leaves China to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the amount of people who moves into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population dynamics in 2015

According to our estimations, daily change rates of China population in 2015 will be the following:

The population of China will be increased by 18 553 persons daily in 2015.

China population density

China population density is 142.8 people per square kilometer as of May 2015. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of China divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of China. The total area of China is 9 598 089 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

With almost 9.6 millions km2 of total surface area, China is the 4th largest country in the world after Russia, Canada and The United States of America. The population density of China is 4 times higher than The United States has with almost the same area. Despite the fact that China is the most populated country in the world, the density of its population is comparable with population densities of many Western Europe countries. For example, the United Kingdom population density is even twice higher compared to China.

Map of China administrative units by population density

Urbanization in China

China urbanization chart

The graph shows change of "Urbanization Ratio" - Urban population vs Rural population over last 55 years. China urbanisation chart

China historical population (1960 - 2015)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1961 - 2015

China population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1960667 070 000N/A %
1961660 330 000-1.01 %
1962665 770 0000.82 %
1963682 335 0002.49 %
1964698 355 0002.35 %
1965715 185 0002.41 %
1966735 400 0002.83 %
1967754 550 0002.60 %
1968774 510 0002.65 %
1969796 025 0002.78 %
1970818 315 0002.80 %
1971841 105 0002.78 %
1972862 030 0002.49 %
1973881 940 0002.31 %
1974900 350 0002.09 %
1975916 395 0001.78 %
1976930 685 0001.56 %
1977943 455 0001.37 %
1978956 165 0001.35 %
1979969 005 0001.34 %
1980981 235 0001.26 %
1981993 885 0001.29 %
19821 008 630 0001.48 %
19831 023 310 0001.46 %
19841 036 825 0001.32 %
19851 051 040 0001.37 %
19861 066 790 0001.50 %
19871 084 035 0001.62 %
19881 101 630 0001.62 %
19891 118 650 0001.54 %
19901 135 185 0001.48 %
19911 150 780 0001.37 %
19921 164 970 0001.23 %
19931 178 440 0001.16 %
19941 191 835 0001.14 %
19951 204 855 0001.09 %
19961 217 550 0001.05 %
19971 230 075 0001.03 %
19981 241 935 0000.96 %
19991 252 735 0000.87 %
20001 262 645 0000.79 %
20011 271 850 0000.73 %
20021 280 400 0000.67 %
20031 288 400 0000.62 %
20041 296 075 0000.60 %
20051 303 720 0000.59 %
20061 311 020 0000.56 %
20071 317 885 0000.52 %
20081 324 655 0000.51 %
20091 331 260 0000.50 %
20101 337 705 0000.48 %
20111 344 130 0000.48 %
20121 350 695 0000.49 %
20131 357 367 4330.49 %
20141 364 072 8280.49 %
20151 370 811 3480.49 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.