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Population of Shanghai expands to 24.3m

SHANGHAI had 24.3 million residents at the end of last year, of which 14.3 million were registered citizens and 10 million were migrants who had been in the city for more than six months.

The population increased by 105,300 in the year, compared with an expansion of 347,200 in 2013, the Shanghai Statistics Bureau said in its economic and social development report.

The number of registered citizens rose by 41,200 last year, slowing from a 49,500 increase in 2013, the annual study said.

Meanwhile, the number of migrants grew by 64,100, moderating from 297,700 in 2013.

The slower growth in the migrant worker population was a result of tighter controls by the city government and a reduction in the number of labor-intensive projects, the report said.

A total of 202,000 babies were born in the city last year, of which 119,000 were to registered citizens. The infant mortality rate was 0.48 percent, while the maternal death rate was 6.74 in every 100,000.

The average life expectancy was 80 for men and 84.6 for women. A total of 126,100 people died in the year.

The life expectancy figures and mortality rates were in line with developed countries, the report said.


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