Figure 1.17 Urban share of population, by province, 2017
CHAPTER 1 POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS
Source: National Bureau of Statistics, China Statistical Yearbook, 2018
Provinces in China's eastern region have the highest rates of urbanization. Municipalities including Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin have urbanization rates of between 80 and 90 per cent, while other eastern provinces such as Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Liaoning, Fujian and Shandong have urbanization rates of between 60 and 70 per cent. Some western provinces like Inner Mongolia and Chongqing also have urbanization rates of over 60 per cent.