Main fam­ily size: two or three mem­bers

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Small-sized fam­i­lies of two to three mem­bers have be­come the main fam­ily size, mak­ing up more than 60 per­cent, with the per­cent­age of sin­gle-mem­ber or se­niors-only fam­i­lies in­creas­ing, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased by China’s top health author­ity.

The re­port on Chi­nese Fam­ily Devel­op­ment 2015 was re­leased by the Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, which con­ducted a sur­vey of 32,494 house­holds and 184,439 peo­ple in 1,624 vil­lages, 321 coun­ties and 31 prov­inces, au­ton­o­mous re­gions and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

Nu­clear fam­i­lies are now the most com­mon kind of fam­ily, stand­ing at 64.3 per­cent of all fam­i­lies, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. The re­port shows that Chi­nese fam­i­lies av­er­aged 3.35 peo­ple, with ru­ral house­holds hav­ing 3.56 peo­ple on av­er­age and ur­ban fam­i­lies 3.07 peo­ple.

Small-sized fam­i­lies of two to three mem­bers have be­come the most com­mon, ac­count­ing for 21.9 per­cent and 31.7 per­cent re­spec­tively.

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