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Basic Statistics on Population Census in 1953, 1964, 1982, 1990 and 2000

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Item 1953 1964 1982 1990 2000
Total Population (10000 persons) 276.8 759.7 923.1 1081.9 1356.9
  Male 159.8 391.1 467.1 559.3 707.4
  Female 117.0 368.6 456.0 522.6 649.5
  Sex Ratio(Female=100) 136.5 106.1 102.4 107.0 108.9
Average Family Size (person/household)  3.7 3.2 2.9
Population by Age Group (%) 
  Age 0-14 30.1 41.5 22.4 20.2 13.6
  Age15-64 66.6 54.4 72.0 73.5 78.0
  Age 65 and Over 3.3 4.1 5.6 6.3 8.4
Nationality Population (10000 persons,%) 
  Han Nationality 260 731.2 890.8 1040.5 1298.4
    Percentage to Total Population 93.9 96.2 96.5 96.2 95.7
  Minority Nationalities 16.8 28.5 32.3 41.4 58.5
    Percentage to Total Population 6.1 3.8 3.5 3.8 4.3
Population with Various Education
 Attainment Per 100000 Population (person) 
  Junior College and Above 4359 4866 9300 16839
  Senior Secondary/Secondary 4513 17646 18978 23165
    Technical School
  Junior Secondary School 11768 29086 30551 34380
  Primary School 31883 26197 22579 16963
Illiterate Population and Illiterate Rate
  Illiterate Population (10000 persons)  168.9 114.7 94.3 57.8
  Illiterate Rate (%)  34.2 16.0 10.9 4.9
Population by Residence (10000 persons) 
  Urban Population 205.8 425.8 597.0 794.5 1052.2
  Rural Population 71.0 333.9 326.1 287.4 304.7
Note: a) Statistics on illiterate and Semi-illiterate people in 1964 were about the population at 12 and over, that in 1982, 1990 and 2000, about the population at 15 and over.
          b) This table has the same indicators but different figures from Table 3-1, because this table uses the census time point, and Table 3-1 uses the year end as the time point. Census time point in 1953 was 12 o'clock midnight, July 1; Census time point in 1964 was 12 o'clock midnight, July 1; Census time point in 1990 was 12 o'clock midnight, July 1; Census time point in 2000 was 12 o'clock midnight, November 1.

Source: Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics
Date: 2009-08-04