See also “Urban and rural”
Urban and rural –
The terms “urban” and “rural” are defined differently in China depending on the source of statistics. At all times, the city districts of cities are classified as urban, while villages are classified as rural. The differences are in how towns are classified, and how suburban districts around cities are classified. For population and housing censuses, NBS defines cities, their suburban districts, and all towns that have been established as urban places as “urban,” while the rest of the country is called “rural.” But in administrative data, other ministries use a narrow definition of “urban” that includes only city districts and perhaps some close peri-urban areas and maybe the town that serves as the administrative center of each county; the large residual is all designated “rural.” Statistical sources and publications usually use the terms “urban” and “rural” without ever defining them, so users have to infer what definitions are being used in that statistics volume, and sometimes even for each individual table in a
volume of statistics.
Urban manufacturing staff and workers chengzhen zhizaoye zhigong