Migrant workers' average age in China 2008-2019

In 2019, the average age of migrant workers in China was 40.8. The average age increased considerably over the last decade as many migrant workers grew old and fewer young people decided to work as migrant laborers.

Average age of migrant workers in China from 2008 to 2019

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures for 2009, 2011, and 2013 have not been provided by the source.

The data have been collected through a survey which covered around 226,000 rural workers from 31 provinces, 1,587 districts and 8,490 villages.

Migrant laborers are defined as workers that are still registered as rural permanent residents, but have left their place of origin for more than six months in order to find work in another place. They either stay in the same province or move to another province in search of work.

Figures for earlier years have been taken from previous publications.

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