Migrant laborers in China by region of origin 2017-2021

Share of migrant workers in China from 2017 to 2021, by region of origin

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Release date

April 2022

Region

China

Survey time period

2017 to 2021

Supplementary notes

2021 shares calculated by Statista.

The data have been collected through a survey which covered around 226,000 rural workers from 31 provinces, 1,587 districts and 8,488 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.

East China includes Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Guangdong, and Hainan. Central China includes Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei, and Hunan. West China includes Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, Chongqing, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang. Northeast China includes, Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang.

Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.

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