Migrant population growth rate slows
China’s migrant workforce reached 277.5 million in 2015, an annual increase of 1.3 percent, but the year-on-year growth rate has been decreasing since 2011, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
A report released by the bureau said the growth rate dropped 0.6 percent in 2015, and the percentage of workers younger than 40 declined 1.3 percent to 55.2 percent. The average age is 38.6, about four months older than in 2014.
The report defines “migrant worker” as a person whose household registration is in a rural area but who doesn’t work in the agriculture industry, and those who work outside their hometown for more than six months annually.