The Central Bureau (CBS) of Statistics, on 27 September, released the preliminary result of the 11th National Census.
According to CBS, with the annual growth rate of 1.40 % the population of the country reached 26.6 million. The population of the country has grown 15%, since the last census. The last census was taken 10 years back (2001), had recorded the population around 23.7 million.
Kathmandu stands with the highest population with 1.74 million and Manang has the lowest with 6500. The population of Manang is a decrease of 3.84% since last year.
The census shows that as before, the population of women is more than that of men. There are 12,927,431 men (48.66%) and 13,693,378 women (51.44%). In total, there are 5,659,984 families and 4,767,196 houses.
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National Population and Housing Census 2011
Major Highlights of the Preliminary Results
- Population of Nepal as of census day, June 22, 2011 stands at 26.6 millions. Total addition in the population of Nepal during last 10 years is recorded as 3.45 millions with an annual average growth of 1.40 percent.
- Population density of Nepal is estimated 181 per sq.kms. Kathmandu district has the highest density (4408) and Manang (3) has the least.
- Kathmandu has recorded the highest decadal population growth (60.93 %) compared to all Nepal (14.99 %) and lowest in Manang (-31.92 %).
- Tarai constitutes 50.15 percent of Population while hill constitutes 43.1 percent and mountain 6.75 percent.
- Central Development Region records highest population (36.5 %) and Far Western Development Region records the lowest (9.6 %).
- Sex ratio is estimated to be 94.41 (male per hundred female) in the current census as compared to 99.80 in the previous census 2001.
- National average household size has decreased from 5.44 in 2001 to 4.70 in 2011. The household size is recorded to be highest in Rautahat (6.33) and lowest (3.7 1) in Kathmandu.
- Absent population of Nepal is recorded as 1.92 millions against 0.762 million in 2001.
- As per the census results, out of total Population, 17 percent (4.5 millions) reside in urban areas.