China: Population growth

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 China

Population growth, percent

 Latest value -0.01
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2022
 Average 1.21
 Min - Max -1.02 - 2.79
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1961 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 1.21 percent with a minimum of -1.02 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 2.79 percent in 1966. The latest value from 2022 is -0.01 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 195 countries is 0.96 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 - Population growth - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Population growth - historical chart - 1961-2022




Definition: Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . 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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