List of administrative divisions of Greater China by Human Development Index

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This is a list of the first-level administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China (PRC), including all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, in order of their Human Development Index (HDI), alongside Taiwan. The 2017 figures for PRC divisions come from the Subnational Human Development Index (2.1), published by United Nations Development Programme. This report did not cover Macau, which is a special administrative region of the PRC.

The HDI values of Macau, as given in the UN Human Development Report, are included for comparison purposes.

List of administrative divisions by HDI[edit]

Administrative divisions of China (with separate political entity Taiwan) by Human Development Index (2017).
Legend:
  > 0.800
  0.700 – 0.800
  0.600 – 0.700
  < 0.600

The Subnational Human Development Database (2017 data)[edit]

Rank Province HDI[1][2] Comparable country[1][a]
Very high human development
 Hong Kong[b] 0.933  Sweden
 Macau[b] 0.909[c]  Japan
Taiwan Taiwan [b] 0.907[d]  Austria
1 Beijing 0.887  Czech Republic
2 Shanghai 0.863  Lithuania
3 Tianjin 0.845  Chile
High human development
4 Jiangsu 0.795  Costa Rica
5 Guangdong 0.784  Trinidad and Tobago
6 Zhejiang 0.783
7 Liaoning 0.772  Mexico
8 Inner Mongolia 0.767  Bosnia and Herzegovina
9 Jilin 0.760  Brazil
10 Fujian 0.758  Azerbaijan or  Lebanon
Shandong 0.758
11 Hubei 0.755  Algeria or  Thailand
12 Chongqing 0.752  Ecuador
 China (Average) 0.751
13 Shaanxi 0.750  Peru or  Ukraine
14 Shanxi 0.744 Kosovo Kosovo[e]
Hunan 0.744
Hainan 0.744
15 Heilongjiang 0.741  Fiji or  Mongolia
16 Ningxia 0.739
17 Hebei 0.731  Jamaica
18 Henan 0.725  Suriname
Xinjiang 0.725
19 Jiangxi 0.722
20 Guangxi 0.721
21 Anhui 0.717  Botswana or  Maldives
22 Sichuan 0.711  Uzbekistan
Medium human development
23 Gansu 0.685  Palestine or  Iraq
24 Qinghai 0.680  Iraq
25 Guizhou 0.674  Kyrgyzstan
26 Yunnan 0.666  Morocco
27 Tibet 0.580  Angola or  Cambodia

Notes:

  1. ^ Compared according to the dataset, but not given in the original source.
  2. ^ a b c Hong Kong and Macau are special administrative regions of People's Republic of China. Taiwan is ruled by the Republic of China but is claimed by People's Republic of China as a province.[3]
  3. ^ Macao HDI is not included in the database or any UN reports. According to the Statistics and Census Service of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region, the HDI of Macau was 0.909 in 2016.[4]
  4. ^ In the Subnational Human Development Database (SHDD), where the HDIs of other administrative regions except Macao are acquired, Taiwan's HDI is 0.874.[1] Yet, according to Statistical Bureau of Republic of China, the HDI of Taiwan in 2017 was 0.907, close to those of Japan and South Korea[5].
  5. ^ Whether Kosovo is an independent country is disputed.

List of large and medium-sized cities of China by HDI[edit]

China Sustainable Cities Report 2016 (2015 data)[edit]

City HDI[6] HDI rank Scores for sub-indicator of HDI[6]
Life expectancy Education years GDP per capita
Guangzhou 0.869 1 0.944 0.779 0.892
Beijing 0.860 2 0.951 0.783 0.854
Nanjing 0.859 3 0.956 0.765 0.865
Shenyang 0.854 4 0.923 0.813 0.831
Shenzhen 0.851 5 0.918 0.734 0.915
Shanghai 0.848 6 0.958 0.749 0.850
Tianjin 0.841 7 0.940 0.736 0.862
Xiamen 0.841 8 0.924 0.774 0.833
Wuhan 0.839 9 0.927 0.749 0.851
Dalian 0.839 10 0.945 0.720 0.868
Hangzhou 0.839 11 0.947 0.724 0.860
Ningbo 0.823 12 0.942 0.696 0.851
Qingdao 0.822 13 0.938 0.698 0.849
Changsha 0.817 14 0.865 0.729 0.865
Jinan 0.811 15 0.899 0.719 0.824
Taiyuan 0.800 16 0.900 0.734 0.774
Changchun 0.799 17 0.908 0.701 0.802
Zhengzhou 0.797 18 0.898 0.699 0.806
Hohhot 0.792 19 0.838 0.699 0.848
Hefei 0.791 20 0.871 0.716 0.795
Chengdu 0.791 21 0.895 0.690 0.800
Haikou 0.788 22 0.920 0.709 0.749
Nanchang 0.787 23 0.886 0.687 0.801
Fuzhou 0.785 24 0.860 0.703 0.800
Yinchuan 0.784 25 0.886 0.686 0.791
Kunming 0.782 26 0.885 0.705 0.767
Harbin 0.776 27 0.903 0.680 0.761
Xi'an 0.770 28 0.857 0.678 0.786
Urumqi 0.769 29 0.800 0.710 0.801
Lanzhou 0.767 30 0.823 0.719 0.763
Guiyang 0.761 31 0.842 0.686 0.764
Nanning 0.757 32 0.865 0.689 0.728
Shijiazhuang 0.757 33 0.867 0.670 0.746
Chongqing 0.747 34 0.889 0.631 0.743
Xining 0.743 35 0.838 0.661 0.739

Trend[edit]

Legend

Very High human development

  0.900 and above
  0.850–0.899
  0.800–0.849

High human development

  0.750–0.799
  0.700–0.749

Medium human development

  0.650–0.699
  0.600–0.649
  0.550–0.599

  Data unavailable
Legend

Very High human development

  0.900–0.949

High human development

  0.850–0.899
  0.800–0.849

Medium human development

  0.750–0.799
  0.700–0.749
  0.650–0.699
  0.600–0.649
  0.550–0.599
  0.500–0.549

Low human development

  0.450–0.499
  0.400–0.449
  0.350–0.399
  Data unavailable

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Permanyer, Iñaki; Smits, Jeroen (2019-03-07). "The Subnational Human Development Database". doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.c.4353632.v1. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Iñaki Permanyer; Smits, Jeroen (2019-03-12). "The Subnational Human Development Database". Scientific Data. 6: 190038. doi:10.1038/sdata.2019.38. ISSN 2052-4463. PMC 6413757.
  3. ^ "Conflicting Claims: China, Japan, Taiwan on Edge". World Affairs Journal. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  4. ^ "Macau in Figures, 2016". 澳門統計暨普查局(DSEC). Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ 行政院主計總處綜合統計處. "國情統計通報(第 206 號)" (PDF) (in Chinese). Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  6. ^ a b "China Sustainable Cities Report 2016: Measuring Ecological Input and Human Development" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme China. 2016.

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