Paracel Islands People - 2023


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1,440 (July 2014 est.)

note: Chinese activity has increased in recent years, particularly on Woody Island, where the population exceeds 1,000; there are scattered Chinese garrisons on some other islands

Age structure

0-14 years: NA

15-64 years: NA

65 years and over: NA

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: NA

youth dependency ratio: NA

elderly dependency ratio: NA

potential support ratio: NA

Population growth rate

0.75% (2021 est.)

Birth rate


Death rate


Net migration rate

-0.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

Population distribution

a population of over 1,000 Chinese resides on Woody Island, the largest of the Paracels; there are scattered Chinese garrisons on some other islands

Infant mortality rate

female: (2021 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

female: (2021 est.)

Total fertility rate

(2021 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate


Drinking water source

improved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: N/A

unimproved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: N/A

Current health expenditure


Children under the age of 5 years underweight


Education expenditures


NOTE: The information regarding Paracel Islands on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paracel Islands 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paracel Islands 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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