Figure 1.19 Migrant population, by province, 2015
CHAPTER 1 POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS
Source: National Bureau of Statistics, Tabulation on the 2015 1% National Population Sample Survey, 2016
In 2015, the migrant population was generally concentrated in the economically developed eastern coastal provinces and the densely populated inland provinces. There were seven major provinces/municipality to which a total of 120 million people had migrated, namely Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Shandong, Fujian and Shanghai. The migrant population in these provinces accounted for 48.8 per cent of all migrant populations nationwide.