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China - Urban population as a share of total population

56.8
(%)
in 2016

Over the last 50 years, urban population of China grew substantially from 17.8 to 56.8 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 2.09 % in 2016.

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Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

Date Value Change, %
2016 56.8 2.09 %
2015 55.6 2.21 %
2014 54.4 2.34 %
2013 53.2 2.46 %
2012 51.9 2.60 %
2011 50.6 2.74 %
2010 49.2 2.81 %
2009 47.9 2.88 %
2008 46.5 2.96 %
2007 45.2 3.03 %
2006 43.9 3.17 %
2005 42.5