More than 50 pc of India’s population 25 yrs or older: Survey

NEW DELHI: More than 50 per cent of India’s population is now 25 years or older, according to a latest survey.

People under the age of 25 years constitute 46.9 per cent of the country’s  population, said recently released Sample Registration System 2018, prepared by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.

The population under 25 years of age includes 47.4 per cent male and 46.3 per cent female.

However, in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala, the population under this age bracket is marginally higher than the national average.

With the highest fertility rate of 3.2 per cent, Bihar has the highest proportion of its population below 25 years of age at 57.2 per cent.

Uttar Pradesh has 52.7 per cent of its population under 25 years of age. It has the second-highest fertility rate in the country at 2.9 per cent.

With a fertility rate of 1.7 per cent, Kerala has 37.4 per cent of its population aged below 25 years. (AGENCIES)