Zhongxin Finance, January 18. On the 18th, Wang Pingping, director of the Department of Population and Employment Statistics of the National Bureau of Statistics, published an article saying that the natural population growth rate in 2021 will be 0.34‰, a decrease of 1.11 thousand points from 2020.

  Wang Pingping said that the continuous slowdown in population growth is due to the continuous decrease in the number of births, which is mainly affected by two factors.

First, the number of women of childbearing age continued to decrease.

In 2021, there will be about 5 million fewer women of childbearing age between the ages of 15 and 49 than in 2020, including about 3 million fewer women between the ages of 21 and 35.

Second, fertility levels continue to decline.

Affected by the change in concept of fertility and the delay in the age of first marriage and first childbearing (about 2 years in 10 years), the total fertility rate of women of childbearing age will continue to decline in 2021.