Population and Employment
Population

Due to the constant inflow of people from other parts of the country, the population in Shanghai keeps growing. When Shanghai was turned into a city, it had a population of less than 100,000. By the time Shanghai was liberated in 1949, the figure rose to 5.2 million. By the end of 2008, however, the city’s permanent residents had grown to 13.9104 million, or 1% of China’s population. The population of long-term residents reached 18.8846 million, including 5.1742 million from other parts of the country. On average, the city had 2,978 long-term residents per square kilometer of land.

Population


Population And Population Density (year-end of 2008)

District/County      Population          Population Density
                                            (person/sqkm)
Pudong New Area          305.70                  5,738
Huangpu District          53.89                 43,425
Luwan District            27.45                 34,099
Xuhui District            98.22                 17,936
Changning District        66.83                 17,449
Jing’an District         25.78                 33,832
Putuo District           108.71                 19,827
Zhabei District           74.50                 25,461
Hongkou District          78.11                 33,267
Yangpu District          119.48                 19,674 
Baoshan District         180.47                  4,868
Minhang District         140.63                  5,189
Jiading District         103.42                  2,228
Jinshan District          64.56                  1,102
Songjiang District       107.42                  1,774
Qingpu District           78.98                  1,179
Nanhui District          106.21                  1,567
Fengxian District         80.84                  1,176
Chongming County          67.26                    567
 
(Note: The Merging of Nanhui District into Pudong New Area was announced in May 2009.)