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population, 67.7 million were males and 62.8 million were females, showing a sex ratio of 106 males to every 100 females. The natural growth rate of the population is 1.54 per cent. The population is young, with about 13 percent under 5 years of age, 38 percent under 15 and 47 percent under 18 years (Table 1.1). The rural population comprises 74 percent and the urban population 26 percent. The children below 18 years total about 67 million. Life expectancy at birth is 64 years for males against 64.5 years for females.

Table 1.1

Distribution of population by age group

Age Group (years)

2001

1991

Male

Female

Total (Both Sex)

Sex Ratio

Male

Female

Total (Both Sex)

Sex Ratio

Total Population (#)

63 894 740 (51.59%)

59 956 380 (48.41%)

123 346 120 (100%)

106.5

54 728 350 (51.48%)

51 586 642 (48.52%)

106 314 992 (100%)

106.00

Age Group (%)

00-04

6.75

6.24

12.99

108.20

8.31

8.14

16.45

102.10

05-09

7.12

6.42

13.53

110.80

8.53

8.02

16.55

106.30

10-14

6.80

6.00

12.80

113.20

6.49

5.66

12.15

114.80

15-19

5.08

4.58

9.66

110.90

4.28

4.13

8.41

103.60

20-24

3.92

4.89

8.81

80.20

3.85

4.44

8.29

86.60

25-29

3.95

4.74

8.69

83.40

4.07

4.45

8.52

91.40

30-34

3.48

3.58

7.06

97.20

3.17

3.03

6.20

104.40

35-39

3.39

3.06

6.46

110.70

3.07

2.56

5.63

120.30

40-44

2.77

2.24

5.01

123.40

2.31

2.03

4.33

113.70

45-49

2.11

1.61

3.72

131.10

1.82

1.53

3.35

119.30

50-54

1.76

1.47

3.23

119.10

1.54

1.38

2.92

111.30

55-59

1.06

0.85

1.90

125.00

1.02

0.81

1.83

126.50

60-64

1.23

1.05

2.28

117.60

1.15

0.98

2.13

117.50

65-69

0.66

0.51

1.17

129.40

0.59

0.43

1.02

137.00

70+

1.51

1.17

2.68

128.30

1.27

0.93

2.20

136.30

Source: BBS Census 1991 and 2001.

Note: Figures of total population are in number and distribution by age group in percentage.

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