# Population

By the end of 2015, the total population in Yueyang reached 5.6292 million, an increase of 34,100 over that at the end of 2014. Of this total, urban permanent residents numbered 3.0402 million, accounting for 54%. The year 2015 saw 76,300 births, a birth rate of 13.6 per thousand, and 38,400 deaths, or a death rate of 6.84 per thousand. The natural growth rate was 6.76 per thousand.

Table 1ˇˇPopulation and Its Composition at the end of 2015 |
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Item |
Population(Year-end figure) (10,000 persons) |
Proportion (%) |

Permanent residents |
562.92 |
100.0 |

Of which: Urban |
304.02 |
54.01 |

Rural |
258.9 |
45.99 |

Of which: Male |
291.65 |
51.81 |

Female |
271.27 |
48.19 |

The income of urban and rural residents continues to rise. In 2015, the city's annual per capita disposable income of urban households was 25,202 yuan, up by 9.0% over the previous year. During the same year, the city's annual per capita disposable income of rural households was 12,091 yuan, up by 9.3% over the previous year. The per capita consumption expenditure in Yueyang has achieved 14,395 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 5.5%. The per capita consumption expenditure of urban households and that of rural households stood at 17,614 yuan and 10,855 yuan, up by 5.0% and 5.8% over the previous year respectively.

A total of 1.6742 million people participated in urban basic health insurance program, including 609,900 people in basic health insurance program for staff and workers, and 1.0643 million people in programs for residents. A total of 374,800 people participated in unemployment insurance programs, up by 2.2%. By the end of 2015, the number of people receiving unemployment insurance payment stood at 31,500. A total of 770,000 people participated in work accident insurance, up by 3.0%. The number of people participating in maternity insurance programs totaled 405,100.

Updated on June. 6th, 2016