Chinese Communist Party - Statistics & Facts

The Chinese Communist Party reached 82.6 million members in 2011, making it the world’s largest political party. This represents 6.13 percent of the Chinese population. The number of CCP organizations at grass-roots level exceeded 4 million, and has been established in nearly all government institutions, state-owned and private companies, as well as social organizations. In 2011, 21.6 million people applied to join the CCP and the Party recruited 3.18 million members.


Workers in agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing represent the biggest group when it comes to membership, numbering 24.8 million. A quarter of the CCP’s members were women and 5.56 million were from ethnic minority groups in 2011.

China’s eight non-communist parties had a total of more than 850,000 members as of the end of 2012. The biggest non-communist party was China Democratic League, which had 224,000 members.

Overview of the most important facts:

  • Number of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members in China from 2001 to 2011
  • Non-communist political parties in China in 2012, by number of members
  • Number of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members in China in December 2011, by employment
  • Number of registered and closed corruption cases involving Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials in China from 2009 to 2012


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