New census of Chinese population to include Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

17 August 2010

Beijing, China, 17 Aug – China, the world’s most populated country with 1.329 billion inhabitants, plans to carry out a new census as of November, including the residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan for the first time, the New China news agency reported Monday.

The agency cited the statistics bureau as saying that by 15 September around 100,000 surveyors would carry out the surveys, updating the residential information of each family.

Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, population censuses were carried out in 1953, 1964, 1982, 1990 and 2000.

The last census established the Chinese population was 1.295 billion, but by the end of 2008 it was calculated at over 1.32 billion. (macauhub)