Population of China 2022 | Religion in China

Population of China 2022

China, officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. China is the most populous country in the world, both with more than 1 billion people, representing 19 percent of the world’s population. As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of China in 2021 is 1,439,323,774 (1.44 Billion)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

China Population 2022

China has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 0.39%. Its estimated population in 2022 is  1,448,471,404 (1.45 Billion) * equivalent to 18.47% of the total world population. The total land area of China is 9,326,410 sq. km (3,600,950 sq. mi ) & population density of China is 153 person/sq. km.

Population of China  in 2022 –  1.45 Billion or 145 Crore (Approx)
China2022 Population
Total Population1,448,471,404 (1.45 Billion)
Global Rank1
Share of World Pop.18.47%
Land Area 9,326,410 sq. km (3,600,950 sq. mi )
Area Rank2nd*

Density

Capital City

153 person/km2

Beijing

By total Area: (Land + Water) China stands at 4th number behind Canada & US

Religion in China

The People’s Republic of China recognizes five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Islam. In the early 21st century, there has been increasing official recognition of Confucianism and Chinese folk religion as part of China’s cultural inheritance. The government of the People’s Republic of China officially espouses state atheism and clear data on religious affiliation in China is difficult to gather due to varying definitions of “religion” and the unorganized, diffusive nature of Chinese religious traditions. So all data available is as per estimates and sample surveys.

ReligionPercent
Atheism, Irreligion or Chinese folk religion 73.56%
Buddhism15.87%
Taoism, folk sects, and others7.60%
Protestantism2.19%
Islam1.45%
Catholicism0.34%

Religions in each province, major city, and autonomous region of China

Province Chinese FolkBuddhismChristianityIslam
Fujian 31.31%40.40%3.97%0.32%
Zhejiang 23.02%23.99%3.89%<0.2%
Guangxi 40.48%10.23%0.15%<0.2%
Guangdong 43.71%5.18%0.68%<0.2%
Yunnan 32.22%13.06%0.68%1.52%
Guizhou 31.18%1.86%0.49%0.48%
Jiangsu 16.67%14.17%2.67%<0.2%
Jiangxi 24.05%7.96%0.66%<0.2%
Shandong 25.28%2.90%1.54%0.55%
Hunan 20.19%2.44%0.49%<0.2%
Shanxi 15.61%3.65%1.55%<0.2%
Henan 7.94%5.52%4.95%1.05%
Jilin 7.73%8.23%3.26%<0.2%
Anhui 4.64%7.83%4.32%0.58%
Gansu 3.51%5.80%0.28%7.00%
Heilongjiang 7.73%4.39%3.63%0.35%
Shaanxi 7.58%6.35%1.66%0.40%
Liaoning 7.73%5.31%2.00%0.64%
Sichuan 10.60%2.06%0.30%<0.2%
Hubei 6.50%2.09%1.71%<0.2%
Hebei 5.52%1.59%1.13%0.82%
Hainan – – 0.48%<0.2%
Beijing – 11.20%0.78%1.76%
Chongqing 26.63%0.85%0.28%<0.2%
Shanghai – 10.30%1.88%0.36%
Tianjin – – 0.43%<0.2%
Tibet 19.40%~80%0.10%0.40%
Xinjiang – – 1.00%58%
Ningxia – – 1.17%34%
Qinghai – – 0.76%17.51%
Inner Mongolia 2.36%12.10%2.00%0.91%
China 16%15%2.50%2%

Source: Wikepedia & latest data estimates