China News Service, Beijing, January 17 (Reporter Xia Bin) According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China on the 17th, China's total population has increased, and the urbanization rate has continued to increase.

At the end of 2021, the national population (including the population of 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and active servicemen, excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents and foreigners living in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government) was 1,412.6 million, an increase of 480,000 over the end of the previous year.

  The data shows that the annual birth population was 10.62 million, with a birth rate of 7.52‰; the death population was 10.14 million, with a population death rate of 7.18‰; the natural population growth rate was 0.34‰.

  In terms of gender composition, the male population is 723.11 million and the female population is 689.49 million, with a sex ratio of 104.88 (with females being 100).

  In terms of age composition, the working-age population aged 16-59 is 882.22 million, accounting for 62.5% of the national population; the population aged 60 and above is 267.36 million, accounting for 18.9% of the national population, of which 200.56 million are aged 65 and above people, accounting for 14.2% of the national population.

  From the perspective of urban and rural composition, the urban permanent population was 914.25 million, an increase of 12.05 million over the end of the previous year; the rural permanent population was 498.35 million, a decrease of 11.57 million; the urban population accounted for 64.72% of the national population (urbanization rate), an increase of 64.72% over the end of the previous year. An increase of 0.83 percentage points.

  In addition, the national population separated from households (that is, the population whose place of residence and household registration are not in the same township and street and who have left the household registration place for more than half a year) was 504.29 million, an increase of 11.53 million over the previous year; among them, the floating population was 384.67 million, which was higher than that of the previous year. An increase of 8.85 million in the previous year.