China's population fell by 850K to 1.411 billion in 2022 from 1.412 billion in 2021, the first decline since 1961. There were 9.56 million births in the year, pushing the birth rate in 2022 to a record low of 6.77 births per 1,000 people, compared to 10.41 births in 2019. “That’s mainly a result of drop in people’s willingness to have babies, the delay in marriage and pregnancy, as well as a fall in number of women of child-bearing age,” according to Kang Yi, head of the National Statistics Bureau. The country's strict zero-Covid policy is also seen to have accelerated the fall in the birth rate. Meanwhile, there were 10.41 million deaths, increasing the death rate to 7.37 per 1,000 people, the highest since 1970, from 7.09 in 2019. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China
Looking back, in the year of 1950, China had a population of 552.0 million people. This page provides - China Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2023.
Population in China is expected to reach 1411.00 Million by the end of 2023, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the China Population is projected to trend around 1410.00 Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.