Bangladesh was considered to be a typical example of low incidence of female
migration. This is corroborated by the high sex ratio (number females) in urban areas compared with rural areas (Table 5).
of males per 100 Nevertheless the
of Dhaka also decreased relatively greater increase
from 150 in 1961 to 123.4 in 2001, indicating a in the female population in Dhaka in recent years.
Table 6 between
also 20 to
indicates the large decrease in 40 over the period between 1981
sex-ratio for the age 2001, with the largest
for the 25 to 29 age group. increasing migration of women
This is considered to
be a clear indication of is corroborated by labour
force survey data.
The urban female labour force demonstrated the highest
of increase throughout the period between 1974 and 1999/2000 (Table 7).
Table 5. Sex-ratio
of rural and urban population
Source: Analytical Report of Population Census 1991 and Population Census 2001: National Report (Provisional).