China's Total population(Comparison Chart)

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China's Total population (Transition,Comparison)

Let's get to know "China's Total population" using Graphs and Charts.

What does "Total population" mean?Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

China's Total population(2021)

China's latest "Total population" is 1,406,537,000.(2021's Research)

China's latest Total population(2021)
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The newest updated about survey by for 2021.
(Confirmed on April 28, 2022, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of China's Total population(1960 - current year)

So how has the current "1,406,537,000" Total population in China changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Total population" in China from 1960 to 2021.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1960 to 2021 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the GDP.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Total population" with over 270 statistics for China.

Changes in the global ranking of China's "Total population" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of China's "Total population".

The entire history of China's world ranking from 1960 to 2021 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
China is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where China's "Total population" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the China' Total population graph above.

Transition Chart Of China's Total population(1960 - 2021)

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Total population

Also below is a list of "China's Total population" from 1960 to 2021. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on China's Total population(1960 to 2021) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Total population667,070,000.00660,330,000.00665,770,000.00682,335,000.00698,355,000.00715,185,000.00735,400,000.00754,550,000.00774,510,000.00796,025,000.00818,315,000.00841,105,000.00862,030,000.00881,940,000.00900,350,000.00916,395,000.00930,685,000.00943,455,000.00956,165,000.00969,005,000.00981,235,000.00993,885,000.001,008,630,000.001,023,310,000.001,036,825,000.001,051,040,000.001,066,790,000.001,084,035,000.001,101,630,000.001,118,650,000.001,135,185,000.001,150,780,000.001,164,970,000.001,178,440,000.001,191,835,000.001,204,855,000.001,217,550,000.001,230,075,000.001,241,935,000.001,252,735,000.001,262,645,000.001,271,850,000.001,280,400,000.001,288,400,000.001,296,075,000.001,303,720,000.001,311,020,000.001,317,885,000.001,324,655,000.001,331,260,000.001,337,705,000.001,344,130,000.001,350,695,000.001,357,380,000.001,364,270,000.001,371,220,000.001,378,665,000.001,386,395,000.001,392,730,000.001,407,745,000.001,410,929,362.001,406,537,000.00

If you look at the graph above of "China's Total population", you will see that the data for 2020 is the highest, and the data for 2021, the latest year for which statistics are available, is lower than that.

Furthermore, "China's Total population" may be lower in the future as it is lower than the previous year's figure of 1410929362 in 2020.

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Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? China vs USA )

How high or low is "China's Total population"?

Comparing Total population in China, India

First, let's compare "Total population" in India, which have the world's closest populations to China.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Total population(China vs India )

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A chart comparing Total population in India, which have similar populations to China.
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Looking at the table above comparing Total population, we see that

China VS USA vs Japan

Next, we will compare "Total population" in China with that in USA and Japan.

Bar graph showing "Total population" in China compared to USA and Japan

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A chart comparing "Total population" in USA and Japan and China.
CountryTotal population
United States of America331,353,000

From the above graph, we can see that among those countries, China has the highest number of "Total population".

In particular, the data is 11.2 times higher than that of Japan, 4.2 times higher than that of United States of America, and 1 times higher than that of China.

Compare China more with other countries

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Where does China rank in the world in terms of the "Total population"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where China ranks in the world's "Total population".

China ranks 1st in the world in "Total population"

First, let's take a look at "China's Total population" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Total population" ranking chart.

The world Total population ranking chart:China ranks 1st
RankCountryTotal population
3United States of America331,353,000
9Russian Federation144,021,000

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Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Total population", China ranks 1st out of 210 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that China is one of the top five countries in the world with a extremely high level of "Total population".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Total population" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 Countries by "Total population"

For more detailed ranking of the world's highest "Total population", please refer to the entire list here.
➡ Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

World Average vs China vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Total population" with China.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Total population(World Average vs China vs Global Median)

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Chart comparing Total population in China with the world median (6,873,500) and average (37,155,100)
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From the table here, we can see that "China's Total population" is 37.86 times higher than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 6,873,500, we can see that China's Total population "1406537000" is higher (204.63 times) than the median.

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Title"China's Total population"
Period1960 to 2021
LicenseCC BY 4.0 - ( 1 ) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. ( 2 ) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, ( 3 ) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, ( 4 ) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot ( various years ), ( 5 ) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and ( 6 ) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme. - "Population, total". Published online at

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Frequently Asked Questions about "China's Total population"

What is the latest data on "Total population" in China?The latest "Total population" in China that we can find in 2022 is 1,406,537,000. This data is from the 2021 survey and is in unit of People. More details.
By what percentage did "Total population" in China decrease from the previous year?It has decreased by 0.31% from the previous year (2020). And "Total population" in the previous year is 1,410,929,362.00 Show the trend graph from 1960 to 2021.
When was the last year that China's "Total population" was at its highest?The year 2020 was the highest year. (1,410,929,362.00)
When was the last year that China's "Total population" was at its lowest?The year 1961 was the lowest year. (660,330,000.00)
How many times higher is "China's Total population" than in Japan?"China's Total population" is 11.23 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is China's ranking in the world for "Total population"?China is ranked 1st in the world.View the world ranking table of "Total population".
How many times is "Total population" in China compared to the world average?It is 37.86 times higher than the world average.Find out more.
Is China's Total population higher than the world median? It is 204.63 times higher than the world median.