Communiqué of the Seventh National Population Census (No. 5)
National Bureau of Statistics of China2021-05-11 10:00




Communiqué of the Seventh National Population Census[1] (No. 5)

Age Composition

 

National Bureau of Statistics of China

Office of the Leading Group of the State Council

 for the Seventh National Population Census

May 11, 2021

 

Based on the results of the Seventh National Population Census, released as follows are the information of age composition of the population in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government (hereinafter referred to as provinces) and the servicemen of the Chinese mainland at 00:00 hours of November 1, 2020.

 

I. Age Composition of the National Population

 

Of the national population[2], 253383938 persons were in the age group of 0-14[3], accounting for 17.95 percent; 894376020 persons in the age group of 15-59, accounting for 63.35 percent and 264018766 persons in the age group of 60 and over, accounting for 18.70 percent; of which, 190635280 persons were in the age group of 65 and over, accounting for 13.50 percent. As compared with the results of the Sixth National Population Census conducted in 2010, the share of people in the age group of 0-14 was up by 1.35 percentage points, that of the age group of 15-59 was down by 6.79 percentage points, that of the age group of 60 and over was up by 5.44 percentage points and that of the age group of 65 and over was up by 4.63 percentage points.

 

Table 5-1   Age Composition of the National Population

 

                                          Unit: Person, Percent

Age

Population

Proportion

 
 

 

 

 

 

Total

1411778724

100.00

 

0-14

253383938

17.95

 

15-59

894376020

63.35

 

60 and over

264018766

18.70

 

of which: 65 and over

190635280

13.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. Age Composition of Regional Population

 

Of the 31 provinces, 13 provinces had the share of people in the age group of 15-59 over 65 percent, 15 provinces between 60 percent to 65 percent and 3 provinces below 60 percent.

 

The share of people aged 65 and over of the other 30 provinces were all over 7 percent except Tibet and that of 12 provinces were over 14 percent.

 

Table 5-2   Age Composition of the Regional Population

 

                                                           Unit: Percent

Region

Proportion

0-14

15-59

60 and over

 

Of which: 65 and over

 

 

 

 

 

National

17.95

63.35

18.70

13.50

Beijing

11.84

68.53

19.63

13.30

Tianjin

13.47

64.87

21.66

14.75

Hebei

20.22

59.92

19.85

13.92

Shanxi

16.35

64.72

18.92

12.90

Inner Mongolia

14.04

66.17

19.78

13.05

Liaoning

11.12

63.16

25.72

17.42

Jilin

11.71

65.23

23.06

15.61

Heilongjiang

10.32

66.46

23.22

15.61

Shanghai

9.80

66.82

23.38

16.28

Jiangsu

15.21

62.95

21.84

16.20

Zhejiang

13.45

67.86

18.70

13.27

Anhui

19.24

61.96

18.79

15.01

Fujian

19.32

64.70

15.98

11.10

Jiangxi

21.96

61.17

16.87

11.89

Shandong

18.78

60.32

20.90

15.13

Henan

23.14

58.79

18.08

13.49

Hubei

16.31

63.26

20.42

14.59

Hunan

19.52

60.60

19.88

14.81

Guangdong

18.85

68.80

12.35

8.58

Guangxi

23.63

59.69

16.69

12.20

Hainan

19.97

65.38

14.65

10.43

Chongqing

15.91

62.22

21.87

17.08

Sichuan

16.10

62.19

21.71

16.93

Guizhou

23.97

60.65

15.38

11.56

Yunnan

19.57

65.52

14.91

10.75

Tibet

24.53

66.95

8.52

5.67

Shaanxi

17.33

63.46

19.20

13.32

Gansu

19.40

63.57

17.03

12.58

Qinghai

20.81

67.04

12.14

8.68

Ningxia

20.38

66.09

13.52

9.62

Xinjiang

22.46

66.26

11.28

7.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 

1. All figures in the Communiqué are preliminary results. Due to the rounding-off reasons, the subentries may not add up to the aggregate totals.

 

2. The national population refers to the population of the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government and servicemen of the Chinese mainland, excluding residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and foreigners living in the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government.

 

3. There were 268707162 persons in the age group of 0-15 and 879052796 persons in the age group of 16-59.

 

(In case of any difference between English translation and the original Chinese text, the Chinese edition shall prevail.)

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