Lishui's population increases by 13,000 in 2023

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 4, 2024 L M S

By the end of 2023, the permanent population of Lishui in Zhejiang province reached 2.528 million, as revealed in the results of the population change sample survey. The detailed statistics are as follows:

I. Permanent Resident Population

Lishui's permanent population of 2.528 million at the end of 2023 means it experienced an increase of 13,000 compared to the 2.515 million recorded at year's end in 2022.

II. Urban and Rural Population

The urban population reached 1.632 million, while the rural population was 896,000. The urbanization rate, representing the proportion of the total population residing in urban areas, saw a year-on-year increase of 1.1 percentage points, reaching 64.6 percent.

III. Natural Growth Situation

In 2023, the birth rate and the death rate of the city were 5.7 per thousand and 7.6 per thousand, respectively, with a natural growth rate of negative 1.9 per thousand. Compared to 2022, the birth rate decreased by 0.1 points, while the death rate increased by 0.4 points, leading to a decline of 0.5 points in the natural growth rate.