Figure 1.2 Total population, by province, 2017
CHAPTER 1 POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS
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Source: National Bureau of Statistics, China Statistical Yearbook, 2018
With a total population of 1.39 billion, China is the world's most populous country. China's population distribution is uneven, with 70 per cent living on 30 per cent of the country's land area. In 2017, Guangdong (112 million) was the most populous province while Tibet (3.37 million) was the least.