Distribution of migrant workers in China 2018, by industry

This statistic shows the distribution of migrant workers in China in 2018, by industry. That year, almost 28 percent of all migrant laborers in China had been working in the manufacturing industry.

Distribution of migrant workers in China in 2018, by industry

Manufacturing industryConstruction industryWholesale and retailSupport services for residents* and other servicesTransport, warehousing, mail industryHotel and gastronomy industryOthers
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

China

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*Including occupations such as housekeepers, cooks, kindergarten teachers, masseurs, cleaners, delivery service personnel, car washers, printing and copying services, etc.

The source does not provide information regarding the missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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.

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