Regional distribution of migrant laborers in China by place of origin 2018

This statistic shows the regional distribution of migrant workers in China in 2018, by place of origin. In 2018, 17.2 percent of migrant workers from East China had left their home village to work in another province.

Regional distribution of migrant workers in China in 2018, by place of origin

TotalEast ChinaCentral ChinaWest China
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

China

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The study covers 226,000 rural workers from 31 provinces, 1,561 districts and 8,484 villages.

Migrant laborers are defined as people who leave their place of origin for a period longer than six months in a bid to find employment elsewhere. They either stay in their home province or move to another province to find work.

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

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