Designed to respond to the high demand for authoritative and complete population census data for current and historical study of the world’s largest country, the National Population Census of China Database provides access to important census data of China. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, the NPCC database features authorized aggregated digital census data from China Statistics Press, the official publisher of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China.
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Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China there have been seven population censuses:
The NPCC Database includes content starting from the 1982 census. Data from the first two national censuses (1953 and 1964) are referenced within documents from later census years. Users may purchase the entire database or individual census rounds.
In general, there are several levels of publishing in the NPCC Database. At the highest level are the all-China results, which are publications focusing on the complete country of China. In the middle are provincial-level results, which focus on each Chinese province or autonomous republic. And at the lower level there are city, county and other administrative unit publications. The publishing authority for the national and provincial volumes is typically a central governmental publisher (most often China Statistics Press). The lower-level administrative units—cities, counties, and in some cases provinces as well—are typically published by the respective local statistical authorities.
The interface has been designed to help researchers find data simply and quickly. Main interface features include:
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The NPCC Database is also an ideal source for GIS (geographic information system)-enabled research and analysis. For GIS-ready files (including appropriate boundary files and English-language content), please contact us for further information.
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