Demographic Statistics Of Nepal

Nepal Demography

Nepal Demography

Population: 28,563,377 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 36.6% (male 5,327,484/female 5,127,178)
15-64 years: 59.2% (male 8,094,494/female 8,812,675)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 566,666/female 634,880) (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.281%
Birth rate: 23.18 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
Death rate: 6.97 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)
Net migration rate: -3.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Sex ratio:
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 47.46 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 47.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 47.52 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 65.46 years
male: 64.3 years
female: 66.67 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.64 children born/woman (2009 est.)

Ethnic groups:
Khas Chettri 15.5%
Khas Bahun 12.5%
Magar 7%
Tharu 6.6%
Tamang 5.5%
Newar 5.4%
Muslim 4.2%
Kami 3.9%
Yadav 3.9%
other 32.7%

Religions:
Hinduism 80.2%
Buddhism 10.7%
Islam 4.2%
Yuma Samyo or Yumaism 3.6%

Languages: Nepali , about a 90 other languages and major dialects

Literacy:
total population: 62.8%
male: 69.7%
female: 55.9% (2003 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook and EU

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