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Nepal Dependency and Sex Ratios
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Figure 6. Nepal: Population Distribution by Age and Sex, 1988

    Source: Based on information from Nepal, National Planning Commission Secretariat, Central Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Pocket Book: Nepal, 1988, Kathmandu, 1988, 26.

    The dependency ratio is defined as the ratio of the population in the birth to fourteen age-group, and those sixty years and older to the population in the productive age-group, that is, fifteen to fifty-nine years of age. In 1981 this ratio stood at eighty to nine. The temporal increase in the number of those in the young population group has depressed the median age of the population from 21.1 years in the mid-1950s to 19.9 years in 1981. The sex ratio in 1981, defined as the number of males to 100 females, was 105 males to every 100 females (see fig. 6).

    Data as of September 1991

    NOTE: The information regarding Nepal on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nepal Dependency and Sex Ratios information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nepal Dependency and Sex Ratios should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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