Total population: 73.81 million (2002)
Population growth rate: 2.18‰ in 2002, down 0.23‰ from the previous year.
In addition to the ethnic Han group, Jiangsu is also home to 55 minority ethnic groups with a total population of 210,000, accounting for 0.29 percent of the provincial total.
Rate of unemployment
By the end of 2002, the registered rate of unemployment in cities was 4.2.
A multi-level educational system involving pre-school education, elementary education, education for the disabled, vocational education, higher education and adult education is now in place in Jiangsu. There are 94 full-time higher learning institutions with 700,200 students. Technical secondary schools have a total number of 451,400 students.
The province also has 460,340 middle school students and 635,230 elementary school students. About 99.58 percent of the children at school age can receive primary schooling.