UPDATE 1-FACTBOX-China's 2010 Census

Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:16am GMT

(Adjusts figures for number of census workers)

April 28 (Reuters) - China released its 2010 census results on Thursday, the first comprehensive review of the country's demographics in a decade.

Population experts have been warning that China could face potentially disastrous social and economic problems as the population ages and the number of Chinese of working age shrinks.

The following compares some key facts from the 2010 census with results of the 2000 census. (For a full story on the census results, please click on [ID:nL3E7FS08M])


* The 2010 census puts mainland China's (not including Hong Kong and Macau or Taiwan) total population at 1.34 billion, an increase of 5.84 percent from 2000.

* That's a sharply slower rate of growth than the 2000 census showed. China's 2000 census put the country's total population at 1.265 billion, a rise of 11.7 percent over the 1990 figure.

* The annual growth rate was 0.57 percent in the decade to 2010, compared with 1.07 percent in 1991-2000.   Continued...

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