China: Percent female population

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 China

Female population, percent of total

 Latest value 48.97
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 48.96
 Min - Max 48.81 - 49.10
 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 48.96 percent with a minimum of 48.81 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 49.1 percent in 1981. The latest value from 2022 is 48.97 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 49.99 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Percent female population - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Percent female population - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Female population is the percentage of the population that is female. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.


 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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