Published Wednesday, January 23, 19 | By PaulvHill
The demographics of China are identified by a large population with a relatively small youth division, which was partially a result of China's one-child policy, which was modified to a two-child policy in 2015. China's population reached the billion mark in 1982. China's population is 1.411 billion, the largest of any country in the world. According to the 2010 census, 91.51% of the population was Han Chinese, and 8.49% were minorities. China's population growth rate is only 0.59%, ranking 159th in the world. China conducted its sixth national population census on 1 November 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, the statistics on this page pertain to mainland China only; see also Demographics of Hong Kong and Demographics of Macau.