Population Growth

Age and Sex Structure in India

Age and sex structure are an important biological attributes of any population. These factors affect demographic structure, social, economic and political status of any society. In society, status and roles are culturally determined and varies with culture. In traditional societies, age demands respect. But the modern societies are more youth-oriented. As far as the sex […]


Determinants of Population Change

Three major factors that determine the change in population of any country viz. Fertility, Mortality and Migration. Of these, migration is not a major determinant of population change in Indian context. So, a detailed view of Mortality and Fertility assumes significance in the context of India. Fertility The following are the basic determinants of fertility. […]

Population of India: Facts & Trends

According to 2011 Census, India has a population of about 1,210 million, which accounts for around 17.5% of the total world population. Globally, India is the second populous country in the world, next only to China. India sustains 17.5% of the world population with a meagre 2.4% of the world’s surface area (135.79 million sq. […]