# Population

By the end of 2017, the total population in Yueyang reached 5.7333 million, an increase of 52,200 over that of 2016. Of the total, urban permanent residents numbered 3.2798 million, accounting for 57.21%. The year 2017 saw 74,200 births, a birth rate of 12.91 per thousand, and 35,000 deaths, or a death rate of 6.1 per thousand. The natural growth rate was 6.81 per thousand.

Table 1ˇˇPopulation and Its Composition at the end of 2017 |
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Item |
Population (Year-end figure) (10,000 persons) |
Proportion (%) |

Permanent residents |
573.33 |
100.0 |

Of which: Urban |
327.98 |
57.21 |

Rural |
245.35 |
42.79 |

Of which: Male |
297.03 |
51.81 |

Female |
276.30 |
48.19 |

The income of urban and rural residents continues to rise. In 2017, the city's annual per capita disposable income of urban households was 30,009 yuan, up by 8.9% over the previous year. During the same year, the city's annual per capita disposable income of rural households was 14,265 yuan, up by 8.7% over the previous year. The per capita consumption expenditure in Yueyang has achieved 17,229 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 8.2%. The per capita consumption expenditure of urban households and that of rural households stood at 20,808 yuan and 13,033 yuan, up by 7.5% and 8.2% over the previous year respectively.

A total of 4.9209 million people participated in the basic medical insurance program for urban and rural residents, including 629,600 people in basic health insurance program for staff and workers. A total of 381,400 people participated in unemployment insurance programs. By the end of 2017, the number of people receiving unemployment insurance payment stood at 44,600. A total of 77,1600 people participated in work accident insurance.

Chinese source: yueyang.gov.cn

Updated on July. 5th, 2018

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