CHINA

historical demographical data of the whole country


population year   population year   population year   population year   population year   population year   population year   population year   population year   population year
                                                         
  1000   179538,5 1750   277554,4 1780   345717,2 1810   412814,8 1840   358000,0 1870   400000,0 1900   489000,0 1930   682024,0 1960   1133682,5 c1990
  1200   181811,4 1751   279816,1 1781   358610,0 1811   413457,3 1841   358988,0 1871   402243,0 1901   492095,0 1931   658590,0 1961   1149608,0 1991
  1300   182857,3 1752   281822,7 1782   361691,4 1812   416118,2 1842   359978,0 1872   404498,0 1902   495209,0 1932   672950,0 1962   1162980,0 1992
  1400   183678,3 1753   284733,8 1783   336451,7 1813   417239,1 1843   360971,0 1873   406765,0 1903   498343,0 1933   691720,0 1963   1175537,0 1993
  1500   184504,5 1754   286331,3 1784   316574,9 1814   419441,3 1844   361967,0 1874   409046,0 1904   501497,0 1934   704990,0 1964   1187831,0 1994
  1550   185612,9 1755   288864,0 1785   326574,9 1815   421342,7 1845   362966,0 1875   411339,0 1905   504671,0 1935   754452,0 1965   1200241,0 1995
  1600   186615,5 1756   291102,5 1786   328815,0 1816   423121,1 1846   363967,0 1876   413645,0 1906   507864,0 1936   768880,0 1966   1215414,0 1996
  1610   190348,3 1757   292429,0 1787   331330,4 1817   425106,2 1847   364971,0 1877   415964,0 1907   511078,0 1937   783191,0 1967   1227177,0 1997
  1620   191672,8 1758   294852,2 1788   348820,0 1818   426928,9 1848   365978,0 1878   418297,0 1908   514313,0 1938   797416,0 1968   1238599,0 1998
  1630   194791,9 1759   297717,5 1789   351260,5 1819   428420,7 1849   366988,0 1879   420642,0 1909   517568,0 1939   811613,0 1969   1253595,0 1999
  1640   196838,0 1760   301487,1 1790   353377,7 1820   429931,0 1850   368000,0 1880   423000,0 1910   520843,0 1940   825812,0 1970   1265830,0 c2000
  1650   198214,6 1761   304453,2 1791   355540,3 1821   408359,0 1851   369183,0 1881   427662,0 1911   524139,0 1941   840028,0 1971   1300000,0 e2001mr
  1660   200472,5 1762   307467,3 1792   372457,5 1822   404749,0 1852   370369,0 1882   432375,0 1912   527456,0 1942   854209,0 1972     2002
  1670   204209,8 1763   310497,2 1793   375153,1 1823   401172,0 1853   371560,0 1883   437140,0 1913   530795,0 1943   868245,0 1973     2003
  1680   205591,0 1764   313281,8 1794   374601,1 1824   397626,0 1854   372754,0 1884   441958,0 1914   534154,0 1944   881989,0 1974     2004
  1690   206693,2 1765   296969,0 1795   379885,3 1825   394112,0 1855   373952,0 1885   446829,0 1915   537534,0 1945   908266,0 1975   1301518,0 2005ep
210715,0 1700   208095,8 1766   275662,0 1796   380287,0 1826   390628,0 1856   375154,0 1886   451753,0 1916   540936,0 1946   933032,0 1976     2006
219332,0 1710   209839,5 1767   271333,5 1797   383696,1 1827   387176,0 1857   376359,0 1887   456732,0 1917   544359,0 1947   952000,0 1977     2007
228301,0 1720   210837,5 1768   290983,0 1798   386531,5 1828   383754,0 1858   377569,0 1888   461766,0 1918   547804,0 1948   956200,0 1978     2008
237637,0 1730   212023,0 1769   293283,2 1799   390500,7 1829   380362,0 1859   378783,0 1889   466855,0 1919   541670,0 1949   969000,0 1979     2009
247355,0 1740   213613,2 1770   295273,3 1800   395784,7 1830   377000,0 1860   380000,0 1890   472000,0 1920   556613,0 1950   981200,0 1980   1347514,0 2010ep
143411,6 1741   214600,4 1771   297501,5 1801   395821,1 1831   375055,0 1861   381954,0 1891   473673,0 1921   563000,0 1951   993900,0 1981     2011
159801,6 1742   216467,3 1772   299749,8 1802   397132,7 1832   373121,0 1862   383918,0 1892   475352,0 1922   574820,0 1952   1008600,0 1982     2012
164454,6 1743   218743,3 1773   302250,7 1803   398942,0 1833   371196,0 1863   385893,0 1893   477037,0 1923   587960,0 1953   1023300,0 1983     2013
166808,6 1744   221027,2 1774   304461,3 1804   401008,6 1834   369282,0 1864   387877,0 1894   478728,0 1924   602660,0 1954   1036800,0 1984     2014
169922,1 1745   264561,4 1775   332181,4 1805   403052,1 1835   367377,0 1865   389872,0 1895   480425,0 1925   614479,0 1955   1051438,0 1985   1392234,0 2015ep
171896,8 1746   268238,2 1776   335309,5 1806   404901,4 1836   446500,0 1866   391877,0 1896   482128,0 1926   627393,0 1956   1066800,0 1986   1434383,0 2020ep
171896,8 1747   270863,8 1777   338062,4 1807   406984,1 1837   363597,0 1867   393892,0 1897   483837,0 1927   640629,0 1957   1084628,0 1987   1471282,0 2025ep
177495,0 1748   272695,6 1778   350291,7 1808   409038,8 1838   361722,0 1868   395918,0 1898   485552,0 1928   654159,0 1958   1102168,0 1988   1500611,0 2030ep
177495,0 1749   275042,9 1779   352900,0 1809   410850,6 1839   359856,0 1869   397954,0 1899   487273,0 1929   667964,0 1959   1119186,0 1989   1322435,0 2050ep
                                                         

Particulars:
Some population figures before 1950 are possibly based on another surface area than after 1950.
Figures of the special administrative regions Hong Kong (Xianggang) and Macau (Aomen) prior to 1999 are found in separate files.
Data of 1741-1850 are based on tables of Lo and Ho.
Figures in italic from 1850-1948 are based on source KB.
File created on 1997-01-06; revised on 2002-02-02; last modified on 2003-07-14 by Jan Lahmeyer

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