The population of China has reached 1 billion 411 million 780 thousand people.
As a result, the number of residents increased by 72 million or 5.38% when compared with 2010, China's state agency reports.
The seventh all-China population census was held in the country.
According to statistics, during the specified period, the average population grew by 0.53% per year. From 2000 to 2010, the average annual growth was higher and reached 0.57%.
The census shows that 723 million 339 thousand 956 men and 688 million 438 thousand 768 women live in China (51.24% and 48.76%, respectively).
The working-age population of China between the ages of 16 and 59 is 880 million people.
The median age of the Chinese population is now 38.8 years.
In terms of population, China remains in 1st place among all countries in the world. India is slightly behind it (over 1.389 billion people). The third position is occupied by the US (over 331 million people).