Population and Christian Distribution


The population of Mainland China is more than 1.3 billion. As seen from the table below, there are 97.95% non-Christian!

 

Regions Population
(ten thousand)
Number of Christians
(ten thousand)
Percentage of Christians
 Countrywide (2015) 137 462 2819 2.05%
 Northern China
 Beijing 2171 17 0.78%
 Tianjin 1547 23 1.51%
 Hebei 7425 226 3.05%
 Shanxi 3664 80 2.17%
 Inner Mongolia 2511 50 2.00%
 Northeastern China
 Liaoning 4382 96 2.20%
 Jilin 2753 55 2.00%
 Heilongjiang 3812 84 2.20%
 Eastern China
 Shanghai 2415 63 2.60%
 Jiangsu 7976 211 2.64%
 Zhejiang 5539 145 2.62%
 Anhui 6144 326 5.30%
 Fujian 3839 134 3.50%
 Jiangxi 4566 105 2.31%
 Shandong 9847 119 1.21%
 Central and Southern China
 Henan 9480 578 6.10%
 Hubei 5852 34 0.58%
 Hunan 6783 52 0.77%
 Guangdong 10849 108 1.00%
 Guangxi 4796 12 0.26%
 Hainan 911 5 0.50%
 Southwestern China
 Chongqing 3017 32 1.05%
 Sichuan 8204 56 0.68%
 Guizhou 3530 35 0.99%
 Yunnan 4742 62 1.30%
 Tibet 324 1 0.40%
Northwestern China
 Shaanxi 3793 60 1.57%
 Gansu 2600 13 0.50%
 Qinghai 588 4 0.76%
 Ningxia 668 8 1.17%
 Xinjiang 2360 24 1.00%

Notes:

  1. The data of HKSAR, MSAR and Taiwan is not included.
  2. The population of the military personnel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is included in the total population, but it is not in regional population.
  3. The regional numbers of Christians are approximate numbers from various information, such as China General Social Survey, Chinese Family Panel Studies and etc.