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Ningbo's Urban Population Is 7.585 million

Yesterday, the Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Statistics released the "2022 Ningbo Population Main Data Bulletin", and Ningbo's permanent population data last year was released accordingly——

At the end of 2022, the city's permanent population was 9.618 million, an increase of 74,000 compared with the permanent population of 9.544 million at the end of 2021, and one step closer to the 10 million population. Among them, the urban population is 7.585 million and the rural population is 2.033 million. The proportion of urban population in the total population (i.e. urbanization rate) was 78.9%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points compared with 2021.

Population size has always been considered one of the criteria for judging the energy level of a city, and the permanent population of "tens of millions" is one of the important thresholds.

According to the unified deployment of the National Bureau of Statistics, Ningbo City carried out a sampling survey of 5‰ population changes among the 446 village-level samples sampled at 0:00 on November 1, 2022.

From the perspective of gender composition, at the end of 2022, 5.046 million men were in the city's permanent population, accounting for 52.5% of the total population; Women accounted for 4,572,000, or 47.5 per cent of the total population. The sex ratio (male-to-female ratio of 100 females) is 110.4.

At present, Ningbo's permanent population ranks third in the province, second only to Hangzhou and Wenzhou, and the gap between Wenzhou and Wenzhou's permanent population has narrowed from 101,000 last year to 61,000.

From the perspective of age composition, at the end of 2022, among the city's permanent population, the population aged 0-14 was 1.151 million, accounting for 12.0% of the total population, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous year; the population aged 15-59 was 6.606 million, accounting for 68.7% of the total population, down 0.8 percentage points from the previous year; the population aged 60 and above was 1.861 million, accounting for 19.3% of the total population, up 1 percentage point from the previous year. Among them, the population aged 65 and above was 1.352 million, accounting for 14.1% of the total population, an increase of 0.8 percentage points over the previous year.

From the perspective of natural growth, the birth rate of the city's permanent population in 2022 will be 6.3‰, the death rate will be 6.3‰, and the natural growth rate will be 0‰. Compared to 2021, the birth rate decreased by 0.4 thousand points, the death rate increased by 0.3 thousand points and the natural growth rate decreased by 0.7 thousand points.

In addition, the Municipal Bureau of Statistics also released the permanent population and urbanization rate of each district (county and city) in 2022. There are four districts (counties and cities) with a permanent population of more than one million, namely Cixi City (1.865 million), Yinzhou District (1.662 million), Yuyao City (1.264 million) and Haishu District (1.058 million). 

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