Shenzhen Government Online
People's Wellbeing
From: Shenzhen Government Online
Updated: 2023-10-13 17:10


Good child care is related to the future of every family and the city. With an orientation of universal welfare, Shenzhen propels quality care for children. Shenzhen has explored and formed a construction model of nursery institutions which are guided by State-owned enterprises, integrate healthcare with education, are financed either by private companies with governmental subsidies or by the government and operated by private enterprises. Parents also provide support for the institutions that are an integral part of nursery houses and kindergartens.

So far, there have been 718 nursery institutions, covering over 90% of the city's subdistricts.

By the end of 2022, there were 591,700 children in 1,935 kindergartens in the city. Public kindergartens account for 55% of the total number of kindergartens.


Shenzhen has always adhered to the strategy that education is a top development priority, fully promoting the "large-scale school construction plan,” achieving leap-forward development of higher education, and forming a "Shenzhen model" for vocational education.

During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, the average annual growth rate of government budgetary spending on education was 24.5%.

The general public budget education expenditure accounted for 27.8% of the city’s general public budget expenditure.


Shenzhen is committed to creating more and higher-quality employment opportunities, continuously upgrading the employment priority policies and striving to enable laborers to do decent work and achieve all-round development.

12.35 million people were employed in Shenzhen in 2022.


Shenzhen places people's health as a strategic priority and continues to increase investment in health with the main objectives of "making up shortcomings, strengthening grassroots, building modern facilities and promoting health."

At the end of 2022, there were 5,201 medical institutions in the city, including 151 hospitals, of which 30 are Grade A tertiary hospitals. 

Eight hospitals in Shenzhen have been included in the top 100 list in national public hospital performance assessments of similar hospitals. 


Shenzhen continues to improve the top-level design of elderly care services, and actively promotes the construction of an integrated medical, recreational and elderly services system to achieve full coverage of health care services for the elderly.

"1336" elderly care service system: Shenzhen aims to build a city-wide unified intelligent senior care service management platform; unite the power of three parties - government, society and family; provide three kinds of services: basic government protection, home community linkage and institutional professional care; and strengthen services at six levels: city, district, subdistrict, community, neighborhood and family.

Medical institutions at all levels open 100% of green channels for the elderly. All elderly care institutions provide various medical and health services for the elderly.


Shenzhen promotes the establishment of a tiered and classified assistance system with special social assistance and emergency social assistance as the main body which is supported by social forces.

Shenzhen issued 59.35 million yuan in aid, benefiting 1,654 families with 3,979 people in need in 2022.


To ensure citizens live and work in happiness, Shenzhen has implemented a large-scale housing construction plan, continuing to strengthen housing security as well as service support in education, transportation, and health care.

During the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), Shenzhen will build and offer 740,000 units of subsidized housing apartments (rooms), 100% of which will be built using assembly-type construction methods and featuring high-grade "Shenzhen quality."