I. Main Contents
Data in this chapter present the social and economic development of rural areas, urban areas, ethnic minority autonomous regions, and eastern, central, western and northeastern provinces.
II. Sources of Data
Data on rural conditions are provided by the Department of Rural Social and Economic Survey of the NBS using data from the Statistical Survey System on Agricultural, Forestry, Animal Husbandry and Fishery; Price and the Statistical Reporting System on the Basic Condition of Social and Economic Activities of Counties.
Data on distribution of cities in China and major economic indicators of provincial capitals and cities specially designated in the State plan are collected and prepared by the statistical bureaus of the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government and the Department of Urban Social and Economic Survey of the NBS in accordance with the Statistical Reporting Form System on the Basic Social and Economic Situation of the Cities and Counties, which is stipulated by the NBS.
Data on basic conditions and overall level of urban public facilities are collected, prepared and provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in line with its Statistical Reporting Form System on Urban Construction.
Statistics of urban public transport are provided by Transport Department who collected relevant report forms according to Urban Construction Statistical Report Forms System.
III. Scope and Coverage of Statistics
Data on urban public facilities are provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, which has responsibility covering all cities. Statistically, the data cover all units under the jurisdiction of cities which are engaged in urban planning and management, investment, construction and operation of relevant facilities.
Data on the ethnic minority autonomous regions and the ethnic minorities covers all units under the jurisdiction of the 5 ethnic minority autonomous regions, 30 autonomous prefectures and 120 autonomous counties. Duplicated counts are excluded in the national tabulation. Methodology of data collection is complete enumeration. In addition, data on the public health of the ethnic minority autonomous regions are provided by the Ministry of Health, and data on the divisions of administrative areas of the ethnic minority autonomous regions are tabulated and prepared in accordance with the Concise Edition of the Divisions of Administrative Areas compiled by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.