China: Population size

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 China

Population size, in millions

 Latest value 1412.17
 Year 2022
 Measure million
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 1104.34
 Min - Max 660.33 - 1412.36
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1960 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 1104.34 million with a minimum of 660.33 million in 1961 and a maximum of 1412.36 million in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 1412.17 million. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 40.31 million. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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China - Population size - recent values

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China - Population size - historical chart - 1960-2022




The population size of China and other countries is defined as the number of people living on the territory of the country. It includes domestic born and foreign born residents.
Definition: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 1,412.17 2022 million
 Percent urban population 63.56 2022 percent
 Population density 150 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 13.72 2022 percent
 Percent children 17.25 2022 percent
 Percent female population 48.97 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 36.44 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 44.86 2022 percent
 Refugee population 320 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 0 2015 percent
 Population growth -0.01 2022 percent
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