Talk:Demographics of China
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- 1 Move discussion in progress
- 2 Depopulation
- 3 Census data for spaekers of language of PRC
- 4 Source for Households Data
- 5 Racial demographics
- 6 Historical population most likely incorrect.
- 7 Reliable sources
- 8 Total fertility rate.
- 9 State atheism?
- 10 Languages of China in census
- 11 Ethnic groups 1953-1964 census
Move discussion in progress
There is a move discussion in progress which affects this page. Please participate at Talk:Demographics of Greater China - Requested move and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 15:00, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Census data for spaekers of language of PRC
Are there Census data for spaekers of language of PRC? Where I get it? For example quanty of miao language by Chna census? It is strange that 12 ethnics depopulated in 2000-2010. Why? Mistake in census? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaiyr (talk • contribs) 17:57, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Source for Households Data
Can anyone confirm the source of the households data? As I read it, it should be from the CIA World Factbook, but I can't see that information on https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html Cjb (talk) 23:50, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
So there is a ton of information on ethnic demographics in China but none on racial demographics. Do the Chinese not have a census counting the number of African-chinese or caucasian-chinese? The 'foreigner' label is the closest thing mentioned. I would be interested to know but I am having bad luck looking in English sources TreboniusArtorius (talk) 22:31, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
- The biggest census which records such things, the United States census, recognizes that race is a matter of self-identification and is neither an objective nor a scientific category. So it would be inappropriate to synthesize the number of African expatriates into a reading of the number of "blacks" in China, etc. Shrigley (talk) 19:24, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
- Race information is displayed in some demographics pages, it is hardly inappropriate. Race can be defined with genetic phenotype markers as it pertains to geographic ancestry, but yes the census can only for practical purposes obtain this information through self-identification. There are many different definitions of race to keep in mind as well. More information on either the race or ethnic make-up of foreigners in China would be a great addition to this page. Although with that population being less than 1% it is probably insignificant I suppose. TreboniusArtorius (talk) 00:05, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Historical population most likely incorrect.
The section 'historical population' states that the historical population of China was:
- 2100 BC: 1,000,000
- 2 AD: 8,000,000
- 1000: 8,000,000
- 1500: 15,000,000
- 1650: 17,000,000
- 1800: 26,000,000
- 1900: 40,000,000
- 1910: 43,214,000
This article listed in its references section two links to travelchinaguide.com. This is a commercial travel agent and tour guide sales site. It is not a reputable source of demographic information. Rincewind42 (talk) 16:40, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
Total fertility rate.
The line, "The Chinese government has implemented state atheism since 1949." is without citation and may be debatable. While state atheism has at times been the fact, particularly during the cultural revolution, there remains questions. Today China does not practice state atheism. They party is atheist but the constitution in word and in practice allows religion within limits. Limits on religion is not the same as atheism. The current statement needs a verifiable source or else changed. Rincewind42 (talk) 14:14, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Languages of China in census
Ethnic groups 1953-1964 census
- Almost quarter of the whole human population at that time according to census 1910