On May 11th, Xinhua News reported the results of the 7th national population census. In the newly released data from the results, China’s population at mainland reaches 1.41 billion. Compared with the sixth national census data in 2010, an increase of 72.06 million people, an increase of 5.38%, with an average annual growth rate of 0.53%. The population with university education was 218.36 million, compared with 2010, the number of people with university degree per 100,000 people rose from 8,930 to 15,467, the average years of education for people aged 15 and above increased from 9.08 to 9.91, and the illiteracy rate dropped from 4.08% to 2.67%.

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