China demographic information
China is currently the most populous country in the
whole world with a total population of 1.347 billion
as at 31 Dec 2011. With the "one-child campaign" in
place, the rate of population growth has slowed down
significantly. However, China will face the issue of
aging population with more elderly group of people
that need care from the working group.
last 10 years after the economic reform, people from
all over the country travelled in to the hottest developed
area to earn more money and to achieve higher education.
However, it is still a long way before China reaches
70% urbanization which is an average for developed
countries. The Chinese government continuously come
out with polices to improve urbanization and has been
successful over the years.
Education in China also improved due to the
enforcement of the nine-year compulsory education in
1990s. According to the Sixth National Population
Census 2010, the illiteracy rate of population of
age 15 and above was 4.08%, down 2.64% from the rate
of 6.72% in the 2000 census.
From these sections below, you are able to find
details of on China's demographic:
2. China population by regions - provinces and cities
3. Industrialization and urbanization