Talk:Demographics of China

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Move discussion in progress[edit]

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)


It is strange that 12 ethnics depopulated in 2000-2010. Why? Mistake in census?--Kaiyr (talk) 17:23, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Census data for spaekers of language of PRC[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 17:57, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Source for Households Data[edit]

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 Cjb (talk) 23:50, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Racial demographics[edit]

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.[edit]

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[1]

I am pretty sure a zero is missing here. But I don't know if the same is applying to the years before '1000'. --Wester (talk) 16:51, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Reliable sources[edit]

This article listed in its references section two links to 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.[edit]

The TFR at 1.18 seems suspiciously low. All other sources indicate TFR between 1.5-1.8.--Kohelet (talk) 07:36, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

State atheism?[edit]

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[edit]

Why there is no census statistics for Languages of China--Kaiyr (talk) 15:29, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Ethnic groups 1953-1964 census[edit]

Where I can get data Ethnic groups 1953-1964 census?--Kaiyr (talk) 06:19, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Almost quarter of the whole human population at that time according to census 1910