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China Sample Survey on Population Changes 2009


General Info
China (CHN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2009
Series or system 
China Sample Survey on Population Changes
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The Sample Survey on Population Changes provides estimates for birth rates, death rates, and growth rates in 2009. The survey targeted 1.16 million people in China (0.87% of the total population). Household questionnaires gathered information on employment, marital status, births, deaths, household size, and people who have left the household. The survey data suggests a total population of 1,334,740,000 (at the end of 2009). The survey also projects a birth rate of 12.13 per thousand, a death rate of 7.08 per thousand, and a natural growth rate of 5.05 per thousand. Population data are broken down by gender and 5-year age groups for urban, rural, and town areas.