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Ethnic Tibetans comprise 90 percent of Tibet's population
14:59, May 05, 2011  

Data from the Statistical Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region shows that the permanent population of Tibet has exceeded 3 million as of May 4, which is an increase of nearly 15 percent compared with data from the fifth national census in 2000 and an increase in the average annual growth rate of 1.4 percent over the past decade.

The permanent population in Tibet Autonomous Region includes more than 2.7 million residents of the Tibetan nationality, more than 40,000 residents of other national minorities and 245,000 residents of the Han nationality. The number of residents of the Tibetan nationality accounts for more than 90 percent of the total permanent population in Tibet and has become the main nationality in the region.

Data shows that the education level of the population in Tibet has significantly increased over the past decade. Compared with results from the fifth national census in 2000, the number of residents in Tibet with college degrees for every 100,000 people rose from 1,282 to 5,507.

Furthermore, the number of residents that have completed secondary school education rose from 9,891 to 17,214 for every 100,000 people, and the number of residents that have completed elementary school education rose from 30,441 to 36,589 for every 100,000 people.

By People's Daily Online

 
 
     
 
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