The Shanghai municipal government plans to keep Shanghai's
population under 19 million through 2010, while improving the
population structure and enhancing family planning services,
officials told a conference on population and family planning
Shanghai was home to 18.15 million people at the end of 2006, a
2.07 million increase since 2000, officials said.
There were 2.66 million people aged 60 or older living in
Shanghai at the end of last year, accounting for 19.6 percent of
the city's registered residents.
The average life expectancy for a local resident was 80.13 years
at the end of 2005, a 1.36 year increase since 2000.
Shanghai's migrant population is also growing very quickly,
There were 5.81 million migrants living in Shanghai in 2005, an
increase of 1.94 million from 2000. Migrant people delivered 41,700
children in 2005, accounting for 33.7 percent of births in the
"The city is establishing a system to serve and manage the
migrant population's reproductive health from pre-pregnancy to
delivery," said Xie Lingli, director of the Shanghai Population and
Family Planning Commission.
(Shanghai Daily March 8, 2007)