Major Statistics of Sixth National Population Census Released
Major statistics of the Sixth National Population Census in 2010 were released by the State Statistics Bureau recently. In the total 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government, populations of 15 regions including Beijing, Tianjin, Zhejiang, Guangdong, etc., have been increased, and that of other 16 regions have been reduced. Guangdong Province has exceeded Henan Province to own largest population of China with total population of 104,303,132, which is also the only province with more than 100 million permanent residents, occupying 7.79% of China’s total population. The census also reveals there are 1.02 million residents from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign countries living in China who participated in this census.
According to the statistics, there are more than 19.61 million permanent residents living in Beijing, occupying 1.46% of China’s total population, increased by 0.37% than the Fifth National Population Census in 2000. The tendency of population moving towards Beijing is apparent.
Furthermore, the results also reveal that China’s current laboring population is 921.48 million, almost 100 million more than 10 years ago.