Demographics of India
The total population of India is 1,354,051,854 people. People in India speak the Hindi, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of India is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for India is 0.8069. The median age is approximately 27 years. Life expectancy in India is 66. The female fertility rate in India is 2.3. Around 2% of the population of India are obese. The ethnic diversity is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for India is 0.4182. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in India see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In India, the population density is 389.28 people per square kilometer (1013 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of India is 1,354,051,854 people. India has approximately 5,240,960 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in India represent 2.3 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in India represent 0.4 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of India is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in India is 0.4182. This means that a certain diversity is present in India, although all people can still be divided into a relatively small number of major ethnic groups. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of India on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 27 years. The median age for men is 26.4, while the median age for women is 27.7.
The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.12. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.13; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.13; sex ratio over 64 - 0.9; total sex ratio - 1.08. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.
The majority religion of India is Hinduism, the followers of which comprise 79.5% of all religious believers in the country. Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal. Although Hinduism contains a broad range of philosophies, it is a family of linked religious cultures bound by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources, pilgrimage to sacred sites and the questioning of authority. It includes various denominations each with an interwoven diversity of beliefs and practices. Hinduism has been called the 'oldest religion' in the world. Besides Hinduism, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in India are Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, folk religions. The religious diversity of India is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in India. The index of religious fractionalization in India is 0.326. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.
India is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, India may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In India, 12.58 in every 100 people use internet. India has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.586. India has an upper medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life, though some citizens will not be able to achieve high living standards. The migration rate in India is -0.04%. In India, 22% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in India is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.
People in India speak the Hindi, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of India is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in India. The index of linguistic fractionalization in India is 0.8069. This means that several major languages within India co-exist together. There are several additional minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.