China releases results of 7th national census

 China released the results of the seventh national census on Tuesday.

The census, the largest of its kind across the world, helps China figure out its population size, structure and distribution as well as the latest demographic and trends, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The latest census conducted in 2020 was expected to offer statistical support for the to advance high-quality and formulate targeted strategies and policies to promote long-term and balanced population , the NBS said.

A total of 679,000 census-taking institutions were created in the ’s provinces, cities, counties, townships and villages, and than seven million census takers were organised to document demographic information door to door across the .

The census collected data name, ID number, gender, marital status, education and profession of Chinese citizens.

China’s population mainland has reached than 1.411 billion, up 5.38 per cent the previous census in 2010, the latest census data showed.

The figure does not include Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan residents and foreigners who live in the mainland’s 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, according to the NBS.

Previously, the conducted national censuses in 2010, 2000, 1990, 1982, 1964 and 1953. (Xinhua/NAN)