China’s mainland population reached 1.373 billion as the result of banning in November, up 33.77 million since the last census was held in 2010, the statistics agency said in approximations published on Wednesday.
China’s urban population reached 767.5 million, amounting to 55.88 percent of the total and up 6.2 percentage points since 2010, the National Bureau of Statistics said on its website.
China’s population is set to peak at about 1.45 billion by 2050 when one in every three is anticipated to be more than 60, with a shrinking proportion of working adults to support them.
Beijing declared last year that it’d relax a controversial one-child policy launched in the late 1970s and enable all couples to have two kids in an attempt to redress the imbalance.
The data bureau said on Wednesday that as many as 16.15 percent of the people were now over 60.