Future of China: Trends & Age-Cohort Analysis

The population of China is projected to change from 1.33 billion in 2010 to 1.30 billion in 2050. How will China age-cohort patterns in 2010 compare to those projected for 2050? How do these patterns compare with those of the United States?

This section illustrates use of population pyramids to examine age by gender demographic patterns for China as of 2010 and 2050. Similar population pyramids can be developed for any country.  Population pyramids help us visualize and more easily understand age-gender structure — and how it is changing over time.

China by Province ..  click graphic for larger view

view developed with CV XE GIS.

A top-heavy pyramid suggests negative population growth that might be due to many factors, including high death rates, low birthrates and increased emigration. A bottom-heavy pyramid suggests high birthrates, falling or stable death rates and potential for rapid population growth.

The population pyramid shows a male population bar chart (left side of pyramid, blue) symmetrically with a female population bar chart (right side of pyramid, light red). Each bar shows the population by 5-year age group, 0-4 years to 80-84 years and 85 years and over.

China, Total Population, 2010 Click graphic to view as HTML.

China, Total Population, 2050 Click graphic to view as HTML.

More About China Demographics; Examining Other Countries
Use the ChartGraphics tools to get answers to these types of questions and gain insights world by country age-cohort patterns over time … into the future. Population pyramids developed using ChartGraphics provide an easy-to-develop and consume visual analysis of these patterns.

ChartGraphics is available at no fee to ProximityOne User Group members. Join now, there is no fee.

Using Age-Cohort Analysis Tools
Learn more about using age-cohort patterns and analysis. Join us in a Decision-Making Information Web session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants.

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