Zhejiang registers a population of 64.56m
China's population on the mainland reached 1.41178 billion, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on May 11, citing data from the seventh national population census.
The figure does not include Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan residents and foreigners who live in the mainland's 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, according to the NBS.
China's population has over the past decade registered an annual growth rate of 0.53 percent, down 0.57 percent from the 2000 to 2010 period.
The number of people living in East China comprise 39.93 percent of the total mainland population, up 2.15 percentage points compared with that of 2010.
East China's Zhejiang province registered a population of 64.56 million, increasing by 10.14 million from 2010, the second largest growth among all Chinese provinces.
In the same period, South China's Guangdong province's population rose by 21.7 million to 126.01 million.