The number of people living in Xinjiang was 25.9 million last year, up 18.3 per cent from 2010, census data showed. Photo: EPA-EFE The number of people living in Xinjiang was 25.9 million last year, up 18.3 per cent from 2010, census data showed. Photo: EPA-EFE
The number of people living in Xinjiang was 25.9 million last year, up 18.3 per cent from 2010, census data showed. Photo: EPA-EFE

China census: Xinjiang’s population jumps 18.3 per cent over past decade as sprawling XPCC conglomerate expands operations

  • Xinjiang has one of the fastest growing populations in China, jumping 18.3 per cent between 2010 and 2020
  • The sprawling Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) has been a major driver of population growth, employing 3.25 million people in 2019

Topic |   China census and demographics 2021
The number of people living in Xinjiang was 25.9 million last year, up 18.3 per cent from 2010, census data showed. Photo: EPA-EFE The number of people living in Xinjiang was 25.9 million last year, up 18.3 per cent from 2010, census data showed. Photo: EPA-EFE
The number of people living in Xinjiang was 25.9 million last year, up 18.3 per cent from 2010, census data showed. Photo: EPA-EFE
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