China population is 1.41 billion according to the report of its 2020 census. The National Bureau of Statistics reported 12 million births in 2020 which was an 18% drop from the 14.65 million in 2019.
China’s population is almost flat from 2010. There was only a 72 million increase over 10 years from 1.34 billion.
The state-reported figures indicate that China’s population will peak around 2027 if a large part of the 2020 decline in birth was temporary and due to COVID.
China’s reported fertility rate is 1.3 while the USA has a fertility rate of 1.64. Both are well below the replacement rate of 2.1.
There were 902 million people living in urban areas (64%). 510 million live in rural areas.
SOURCES – Wall Street Journal, CGTN, National Bureau of Statistics
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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