Premium
Population distribution in China in 2016, by age group

Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license
Loading statistic...
Share of the population
--
--
--
--
© Statista 2017

Show further information

Complete Source Details

AdvertisementTableau Software
 
About This Statistic

The graph shows the population distribution in China in 2016, by age group. In 2016, about 65.6 percent of the population was between 16 and 59 years old. A timeline for the age distribution in China can be found here.


Demographic development in China – additional information

China ranked as the most populous country in the world as of 2014 with a population of more than 1.36 billion, followed closely by India with roughly 1.3 billion inhabitants. As the world population reached around 7.24 billion in mid 2014, China represented almost one fifth of the global population. China’s population increased exponentially between the 1950s and the early 1980s due to Mao Zedong’s population policy. To tackle the problem of overpopulation, a one-child policy was implemented in 1979. Since then, China’s population growth has slowed from more than two percent per annum in the 1970s to around 0.5 percent per annum in the 2000s.

One outcome of the strict population policy is the acceleration of demographic aging trends. According to the United Nations, China’s population median age had risen by 84 percent over the last four decades, from 19.4 years in 1970 to 34.6 years in 2010. Few countries have aged faster than China. The dramatic ageing of the population is matched by slower growth. The total fertility rate, measuring the number of children a woman can expect to have in her life, stood at just 1.66 children. This incremental decline in labor force could lead to future challenges for the Chinese government, causing instability in current health care and social insurance mechanisms. To learn more about demographic development of the rural and urban population in China, please take a look at our dossiers on population in China and aging population in China.

Show more…
Special Functions
Download as ...
Graphic (PNG)
Excel (XLS)
PowerPoint (PPT)
PDF
Options
Settings
Print
Research Alerts
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Aging population in China"

The most important statistics
The most important statistics
The most important statistics
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Aging population in China

All Information
in one Presentation

Aging population in China

Everything On "Aging population in China" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics. 93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions