Subject: Social Studies and Population Education
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)
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
Population (in percent)
Source: CBS, 2050 and 2060
What do you mean by population composition?
Population composition can be defined as the sub-grouping of population, based on some characters like sex of people, age of people, religion of people etc.
All people of 15-59 years of their age, who are physically capable to earn their livelihood are collectively known as active population.
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