Demographers believe China’s population is likely to begin declining in the next few years. Photo: AP Demographers believe China’s population is likely to begin declining in the next few years. Photo: AP
Demographers believe China’s population is likely to begin declining in the next few years. Photo: AP

China population: census confirms increase to 1.412 billion in 2020, but births fall again

  • Mainland China’s overall population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier
  • Chinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year

Topic |   China census and demographics 2021
Demographers believe China’s population is likely to begin declining in the next few years. Photo: AP Demographers believe China’s population is likely to begin declining in the next few years. Photo: AP
Demographers believe China’s population is likely to begin declining in the next few years. Photo: AP
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