A CHANGING POPULATION
In 1950, children aged 10 or younger accounted for the largest share of China’s population. This population pyramid is estimated to change shape dramatically by 2050.
Births per 1,000 people
SHRINKING LABOUR FORCE
Year-over-year change of working population (age 15-64)
URBAN VS. RURAL POPULATION
Sources: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division; National Statistics Bureau of China; The World Bank Group
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