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China - Total population

1,377,507,000
(persons)
in 2016

Population of China increased from 754 million persons in 1967 to 1,377 million persons in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.24 %.

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Date Value Change, %
2016 1,377,507,000 0.46 %
2015 1,371,220,000 0.51 %
2014 1,364,270,000 0.51 %
2013 1,357,380,000 0.49 %
2012 1,350,695,000 0.49 %
2011 1,344,130,000 0.48 %
2010 1,337,705,000 0.48 %
2009 1,331,260,000 0.50 %
2008 1,324,655,000 0.51 %
2007 1,317,885,000 0.52 %
2006 1,311,020,000 0.56 %
2005 1,303,720,000