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Table 1 Proportion of people classified as migrants across generations (%)

From: Children of the reform and opening-up: China’s new generation and new era of development

  Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Urban areas Nationwide
Post-1940 generation 23.5 14.5 23.5 35.3 25.7
Post-1950 generation 17.8 13.1 23.2 28.6 22.7
Post-1960 generation 20.3 19.7 27.4 32.2 26.1
Post-1970 generation 36.9 30.1 44.9 36.1 29.6
Post-1980 generation 47.1 38.4 58.1 45.1 36.6
Post-1990 generation 53.8 43.4 61.3 45.4 36.8
  1. Note: A person is classified as a “migrant” if he/she currently lives in a city/county that is different from where his/her household is registered