Dependency and Sex Ratios
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
in the birth to fourteen age-group, and those sixty years
to the population in the productive age-group, that is,
fifty-nine years of age. In 1981 this ratio stood at
nine. The temporal increase in the number of those in the
population group has depressed the median age of the
from 21.1 years in the mid-1950s to 19.9 years in 1981.
ratio in 1981, defined as the number of males to 100
105 males to every 100 females
Data as of September 1991