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China's communist party members
China's Communist Party Members  (by the end of 2009)
CPC members    
78.00 million
 2.065 million more than in 2008
Grassroots CPC organizations         
3.792 million
 74,000 more than in 2008
Grassroots Party Committees
183,000
General Party branches
  235,000
Grassroots Party branches
 3.374 million
The gender, nationality and education level of CPC members
Female Party members
16.94 million   
21.7 % of all CPC members
CPC members from ethnic minorities
5.13 million
 6.6 % of all CPC members

CPC members with junior college level education or higher

27.873 million  
35.7 % of all CPC members

In terms of age groups

CPC members under the age of 35 
18.5 million
CPC members between the age of 36 and 45
16.876 million
CPC members between the age of 46 and 59
22.835 million
CPC members above the age of 60
19.811 million

In terms of when members joined the CPC

CPC members joined before the founding of the PRC
675,000

CPC members joined between the founding of the PRC and the Cultural Revolution   

 7.606 million
CPC members joined during the Cultural Revolution  
 12.115 million

CPC members joined between the crushing of the Gang of Four and the 16th National Congress of the CPC  

 38.578 million 
CPC members have joined the CPC since the 16th National Congress

19.022 million 

In terms of occupations of members
CPC members were workers   
6.937 million
Farmers, herdsmen and fishermen
24.02 million  
CPC members worked in Party and government offices 
 6.596 million

CPC members worked as managing, professional and technical personnel in enterprises and public institutions

 17.725 million
Students   
2.269 million
Retired CPC members  
14.525 million
CPC members worked in other occupations
5.923 million