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China - Total population, both sexes

1,371,220,000
(Persons)
in 2015

Population of China increased by 0.51 % from 1,364,270,000 persons in 2014 to 1,371,220,000 persons in 2015. Since the 0.59 % rise in 2005, population surged by 5.18 % in 2015.

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, %
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 0.59 %
2004 1,296,075,000