Number of migrants in Shanghai declines
Shanghai’s permanent migrant population declined for the first time in 15 years in 2015.
The number of migrants who stay in the city for more than half the year dropped by 1.5 percent to 9.82 million, according to figures released by the Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau.
The proportion of migrants in the total population of permanent residents also dropped 0.5 percentage point to 40.6 percent. The total population fell by 104,100 to 24.15 million.
The number of permanent residents with household registration increased by 43,600 to 14.33 million.