Major Figures on Residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and Foreigners Covered by 2010 Population Census
National Bureau of Statistics of China2011-04-29 16:38

National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China

April 29 2011

In accordance with the Regulations on National Population Census, China carried out its 6th national population census with zero hour of November 1, 2010 as the reference time. The census covered, for the first time, residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and foreigners living within the territory of China. Released as follows are major figures concerning population of the above category* who received census enumeration.


I. Total Population Covered

The census covered 234829 residents from Hong Kong SAR, 21201 residents from Macao SAR, 170283 residents from Taiwan, and 593832 foreigners residing in the territory of China and receiving census enumeration, totaling 1020145 persons.


II. Sex Composition

Of the population covered, 605821 persons were males, and 414324 persons were females.

Of all residents covered from Hong Kong SAR, there were 141321 males and 93508 females. Of all residents covered from Macao SAR, there were 11708 males and 9493 females. Of all residents covered from Taiwan, there were 116547 males and 53736 females. Of all foreigners covered, there were 336245 males and 257587 females.


III. Duration of Stay

Of the population covered, 103754 persons stayed in China for less than 3 months, 90078 persons stayed for 3-6 months, 143210 persons stayed for 6-12 months, 183001 persons stayed for 1-2 years, 249668 persons stayed for 2-5 years, and 250434 persons stayed for more than 5 years.


IV. Purpose of Staying in the Mainland of China

Of the population covered, 204962 persons came to the mainland of China for business, 201955 persons came for employment, 202482 persons came for study, 186648 persons came for settlement, 100113 persons came to visit relatives, and 123985 persons came for other purposes.


V. Geographic Distribution

Of the population covered, 316138 persons stayed in Guangdong Province, 208602 persons stayed in Shanghai Municipality, 107445 persons stayed in Beijing Municipality, 64177 persons stayed in Jiangsu Province, 62564 persons stayed in Fujian Province, 47396 persons stayed in Yunnan Province, 36380 persons stayed in Zhejiang Province, 33098 persons stayed in Shandong Province, 23834 persons stayed in Liaoning Province, and 23445 persons stayed in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The remaining 97066 persons stayed in other provinces, autonomous regions or municipalities.


VI. Composition of Nationality of Foreigners

Of all foreigners covered, 120750 were from the Republic of Korea, 71493 the United States, 66159 from Japan, 39776 from Myanmar, 36205 from Viet Nam, 19990 from Canada, 15087 from France, 15051 from India, 14446 from Germany, and 13286 from Australia. The remaining 181589 persons came from other countries.


Note: Referring to population of residents from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreigners who had stayed, by the reference time of the census, for more than 3 months, or planned to stay for more than 3 months in the territory of China, excluding residents from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreigners who came to China for a short stay such as business trip or tourism. “Territory” here refers to the territory of customs, thus not including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

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