Tourists visit Senado Square in South China's Macao on May 3, 2021, the third day of China's five-day May Day holiday. [Photo/Xinhua]

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The State Council Information Office held a news conference on the outcome of the seventh national population census on Tuesday. Here are the highlights:

 - Chinese mainland registers a population of 1.41 billion, with an annual growth rate of 0.53 percent in the past decade, down from 0.57 percent recorded from 2000 to 2010.

 - Chinese aged 60 and above reached 264.02 million, or 18.70 percent of population, up 5.44 percentage points from 2010.

 - A total of 845,697 foreigners are living on the Chinese mainland, compared with 593,832 a decade ago.

Sex ratio heading to a more balanced direction

- The number of male in China has reached 723.34 million, accounting for 51.24 of the whole population, while the female reached 688.44 million, or 48.76 percent.

- The male to female ratio stands at 105.07, which is a slight drop compared with that in 2010.

- The sex ratio at birth is 111.3, falling 6.8 from that in the last census. 

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