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Presentation of India : Demography

Total Population:
1,380,004,385
Natural Increase:
1.0%
Urban Population:
34.9%
Density:
464 Inhabitants/km²
Medium Age:
24.0 Years
Life Expectancy in Years :
Men: 68.5 And Women: 71.0 (Source: World Bank, last available data., 2009)
Labour Force
-602,052,834 (Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database, 2020)
Rate of Activity :
52.1% (Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database, 2019)
Ethnic Origins:
There are hundreds of ethnic groups in India, dominated by the Indo-Aryans (Assamese, Bengalis, Punjabi, Koli, etc.), who make up 75% of the population, and the Dravidians (Tamils, Kannadigas, Malayalis, Telugus, etc.), who account for about 20%. The Austro-Asian, Sino-Tibetan, Tai-Kadai and other ethnicities account for about 5% of the population. (Ministry of Statistics)
Religion:
Hindu 79.8%, Muslim 14.2%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.7%, other and unspecified 2% (2011 est.)
Literacy Rate:
61.0%

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