Note on Population Composition of Nepal

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There are various factors that affect the population. On the basis of those factors, the population of any area or country can be divided into various groups. They are studied as population structure. The population can be studied on the basis of caste, gender, literacy rate, occupation, mother tongue, age, qualification, etc. helps to determine the population of any place. People of six years of age and above are included in the literacy rate of Nepal. The literacy rate of Nepal is presented in the following table: -

Literacy rate (in percent)

Nepal

Urban Areas

Rural areas

Years 2038 2048 2058 2068 2038 2048 2058 2038 2048 2058
Both gender 23.3 39.6 54.1 65.9 56.0 66.4 71.9 21.3 36.8 51.0
Male 34.0 54.4 65.5 75.1 66.0 77.4 81.2 32.0 51.9 62.6
Female 12.0 25.0 42.8 57.4 44.0 54.3 61.9 10.3 22.0 39.6

Source: Census, 2068

Population and occupation

The population of any place or country can be divided into various groups on the basis of occupation. The population in accordance to the occupation is presented below: -

Population distribution on the basis of occupation

Occupation

Population (in percent)

Years 2038 2048 2058
Agriculture 91.37 81.10 59.61
Non-agriculture 6.35 18.62 40.47
Others 2.28 0.28 0.08

Urban areas

Agriculture 63.7 23.8 38.16
Non-agriculture 26.4 75.6 61.74
Others 9.9 0.6 0.10

Source: CBS, 2050 and 2060

  • The population can be studied on the basis of caste, gender, literacy rate, occupation, mother tongue, age, qualification, etc. helps to determine the population of any place. 
  • People of six years of age and above are included in literacy rate of Nepal.
  • Population of any place or country can be divided into various groups on the basis of occupation.
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Very Short Questions

Composition of population means distribution of the number of population according to characteristics such as age,sex,marital status,socio-economic status. The merits of knowing the composition of population are enlisted below:

  • It helps to find out the structure of population.
  • It helps to study on various demographic indicators.
  • It helps for the future plan such as age composition,sex composition and so on.
  • It is the main pillar of population studies.

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  • People of ______ years of age and above are included in literacy rate of Nepal.

    nineteen


    sixty


    six


    thirty


  • The population can be studied on the basis of ______.

    language


    all the options are correct


    caste


    gender


  • The literay rate of Nepal in 2068 BS is ______.

    54.1 %


    39.6 %


    23.3 %


    65.9 %


  • What percent of people of rural areas were engaged in agriculture in 2058 BS?

    91.37%


    59.61%


    50.02%


    81.10%


  • What percent of people of urban areas were engaged in agriculture in 2058 BS?

    38.16%


    63.7%


    23.8%


    61.74%


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