Demographics of China

  • The total population of China is 1,415,045,928 people. The people of China speak the standard language, Mandarin. China's linguistic diversity is vaguely diverse according to a fractionation scale, which is 0.1327 for China. The average age is around 36.7 years. Life expectancy in China is 75 years. The female birth rate in China is 1.7. Around 6% of China's population is obese. Ethnic diversity is nearly uniform according to a fractionation scale, which is 0.1538 for China. Details of the language, religion, age, gender distribution and advancement of the people of China can be found in the sections below, as well as the section on education in the country.

    In China, the population density is 142.42 people per square kilometer (370 per square mile). Based on these statistics, this country is considered densely populated. The total population of China is 1,415,045,928 people. China has approximately 978,046 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in China account for 0.4 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. Immigrants in China account for 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. China's ethnic diversity is nearly uniform according to an ethnicity-based fractionation scale. Ethnic Fractionation (EF) deals with the number, size, socioeconomic distribution, and geographic location of diverse cultural groups, usually within a state or some other demarcated area. Specific cultural characteristics can refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. These characteristics are often used for social exclusion and power monopolization. The index of ethnic fractionation in China is 0.1538. This means that the people living in China come from a narrow group of ethnicities, all of which are related to one another. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group proportions, which reflects the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read China's average age and gender distribution statistics at different ages below.

    The median age is approximately 36.7 years. The median age for men is 35.8, while the median age for women is 37.5.

    The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.12. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.17; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.06; sex ratio over 64 - 0.93; total sex ratio - 1.06. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

    The majority religion of China is folk religions, the followers of which comprise 21.9% of all religious believers in the country. Folk religions are a form and expression of religion that are deemed distinct from the official doctrines and practices of organized religion. Besides folk religions, there are some followers of Christianity in China. The religious diversity of China is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in China. The index of religious fractionalization in China is 0.6643. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within China.

    General development
    China is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, China may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In China, 42.3 in every 100 people use internet. China has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.719. China has an upper medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life, though some citizens will not be able to achieve high living standards. The migration rate in China is -0.44%. In China, 2% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in China is low, indicating that it has a stable economy. Investors should consider China to be a safe location for investments and other financial ventures.