Thursday, 28 April 2011

New census shows that China's population is ageing

New statistics from the recent census taken in China have been published and they all suggest that not only is the population ageing but that the population, in general, is now residing in urban areas instead of rural areas. The census also included migration, which is something that has not been previously included. The article China census shows population ageing and urban is definetly worth a quick read and includes some statistics which can easily be compared to the results of the 2000 census to enable you to gain an insight into how the population structure of China has changed over recent years.

One thing that I think is quite interesting to think about is the debatable issue of whether China, and its people, are better off with an ageing population or a rapidly increasing population (which would have occured if the One Child Policy was not introduced) - your response to this could be linked to whether or not you are a population optimists or pessimist....

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