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Last updated on IDB: July 2015
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1990 census 1990 Census population adjusted to be consistent with fertility and mortality, as well as the 2000 census. 1

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2010 census 2010 Sample-census population data by age and sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2013 survey 2013 Direct estimate of crude birth rate adjusted for underreporting. 3
Mortality 2012 census 2012 Total and infant registered deaths adjusted for underreporting of infant deaths. 2, 3
Migration 2012 administrative data 2012 Net migration estimated using migration trends to major destination countries. 4, 5, 6

Ref. No. Citations
1 State Council and State Statistical Bureau. 1993. Tabulation on the 1990 Population Census of the People's Republic of China. Volume 1-4. Beijing: China Statistical Publishing House.
2 United Nations Statistics Division. 2014. Demographic Yearbook. Population Censuses' Datasets (1995 -- Present).
3 National Bureau of Statistics. 2014. China Statistical Yearbook 2014. Beijing: China Statistical Publishing House.
4 Jefferys, Kelly, and Randall Monger. 2008. U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2007. Annual Flow Report. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics. March.
5 Migration Policy Institute. 2009. Data Hub. Accessed 11/2/09 at <>.
6 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 2014. OECD StatExtracts. Accessed 3/18/2014 at <>.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | International Programs | International Data Base   Revised:July 9, 2015   Version: Data:12.0625 Code:12.0321