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2nd Revision

Introduction

 
Data - Urbanization
Agricultural and non-agricultural population by residence (city, town, county), 1992
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Plateau Plateau
Southwest Southwest
South South
Central Central
East East
Northwest Northwest
North North
Northeast Northeast
 
 
Cities
 
Towns
 
Counties  
This chart gives an idea of how difficult it is to analyze China's urbanization prospects. It shows China's agricultural and nonagricultural population by place of residence for the country's eight main regions.
In the Plateau region, the agricultural population predominantly lives in the counties (which are China's rural districts). However, in the Northeast about 56% of the agricultural population lives in cities and towns. This somewhat strange situation also occurs in the nonagricultural population. In the Northeast more than 80% of the nonagricultural population lives in cities and towns. On the Plateau, however, only some 64% of the nonagricultural population lives in cities or towns - but about 36% of the nonagricultural population lives in (rural) counties.
It is evident that the agricultural versus nonagricultural classification of the population does not necessarily reflect the people's urban or rural residence.
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Revision 2.0 (First revision published in 1999)  - Copyright 2011 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved. (First revision: Copyright 1999 by IIASA.)