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Numbers from the 2011 Census have been coming out in bursts, and each time they do, there's an absolute treasure of information in there. On Friday, the Census office came out with 'single year age data' for India and its States.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378721262","particle_id":2218484,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"Enter quote author","content_type":"","text":"Here's something funny.","picture":null,"particle_type":"quote","object_id":"tulas1_1378719814","particle_id":2218310,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Nobody in India really knows how old they are. It's quite common to ask someone their age and to be told \"I don't know. How old do you think I look?\" Looks like census officials got similar responses, because there's massive bunching at 0s and 5s, clearly indicating that people are approximating their ages. Better educated states like Kerala do less of this.<br>","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378721286","particle_id":2218490,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"How old are how many people?","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"tulas11378720273","particle_id":2218358,"type":"particle"},{"picture":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/tulas1_1378794894.jpg","particle_type":"image","object_id":"tulas1_1378794894","particle_id":2227834,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"Enter quote author","content_type":"","text":"How old are Indians?","picture":null,"particle_type":"quote","object_id":"tulas11378726998","particle_id":2219149,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"The first thing that strikes you is that India really is a very young country. We have 31% of our population under the age of 14, as compared to 13% for Germany. More than half the country is under the age of 25.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378721310","particle_id":2218494,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Age-group-wise break-up","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"tulas11378726968","particle_id":2219143,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"2011","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378720524","particle_id":2218395,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":2,"dimensions":[],"colors":[],"custom":{"showInLineValues":true},"data":[[["Age-group (y)","Percentage of population"],["0-14","30.76"],["15-24","19.15"],["25-59","41.14"],["60+","8.58"]]],"chart_type_nr":2,"chart_type":"Pie","object_id":"tulas1_1378720532","chart_id":2784955,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"2001","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378720513","particle_id":2218393,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":2,"dimensions":[],"colors":[],"custom":{"showInLineValues":true},"data":[[["Age-group (y)","Percentage of population"],["0-14","35.35"],["15-24","18.47"],["25-59","38.47"],["60+","7.45"]]],"chart_type_nr":2,"chart_type":"Pie","object_id":"tulas1_1378720019","chart_id":2784891,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Age-wise break-up","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytitle","object_id":"tulas11378726953","particle_id":2219142,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"But young as we are, we're definitely getting older. As we get richer and women get better educated, fertility (the number of kids per woman) drops, and this is reflected in the falling proportion of the population that's under the age of 14. The large proportion of children ten years ago is reflected in an expanded working age population today.<br>","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378721320","particle_id":2218496,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"Enter quote author","content_type":"","text":"Sex ratios","picture":null,"particle_type":"quote","object_id":"tulas11378727153","particle_id":2219170,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"One of the things that age distribution let's us do is see how India's problematic sex ratio plays out at different age groups. That first bar there is incontrovertible proof of sex selective abortions; there is no biological explanation for 90 fewer girls being born for every 1000 boys.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378727190","particle_id":2219175,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":[],"custom":{"showInLineValues":true},"data":[[["Age","Female sex-ratio (per 1,000 males)"],["0","910.16"],["1","911.45"],["4","922.48"],["10","898.90"],["14","918.23"],["20","935.45"],["30","945.03"]]],"chart_type_nr":4,"chart_type":"HorizontalBar","object_id":"tulas1_1378727551","chart_id":2785849,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"But as the rest of the bars show, a girl's fight for survival doesn't stop at birth. UN data has in the past established that India is not only one of the worst places in the world for an unborn girl, it's also the single worst place to be a girl child; that drop in sex ratio between the ages of 4 and 10 is likely as a result of unequal access to health and nutrition.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378728148","particle_id":2219338,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"Enter quote author","content_type":"","text":"States","picture":null,"particle_type":"quote","object_id":"tulas11378729311","particle_id":2219483,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Four broad age groups are of the most interest - children (0-14), the youth (15-24), workers (25-59) and the elderly (60+). As you can see over the last decade, there's some pretty wide variation across states, with the more developed states (especially southern states) having progressed further in their fertility transitions.<br>","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378729509","particle_id":2219506,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"How old are Indians in each State? 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There is an astounding twelve year gap between India's oldest and youngest states (these are median ages).<br>","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"tulas11378801432","particle_id":2228673,"type":"particle"},{"modifier":0,"dimensions":[],"colors":[],"custom":{"showInLineValues":true},"data":[[["State","Median age"],["Kerala","31"],["Goa","30"],["Tamil Nadu","29"],["Puducherry","29"],["Lakshadweep","28"],["Himachal Pradesh","27"],["Andaman & Nicobar Islands","27"],["Punjab","26"],["West Bengal","26"],["Maharashtra","26"],["Andhra Pradesh","26"],["Karnataka","26"],["Chandigarh","25"],["Delhi NCT","25"],["Tripura","25"],["Odisha","25"],["Haryana","24"],["Sikkim","24"],["Manipur","24"],["Gujarat","24"],["Daman & Diu","24"],["Uttarakhand","23"],["Mizoram","23"],["Assam","23"],["Chhattisgarh","23"],["Jammu & Kashmir","22"],["Madhya Pradesh","22"],["Dadra & Nagar Haveli","22"],["Rajasthan","21"],["Nagaland","21"],["Jharkhand","21"],["Uttar Pradesh","20"],["Arunachal Pradesh","20"],["Bihar","19"],["Meghalaya","19"]]],"chart_type_nr":4,"chart_type":"HorizontalBar","object_id":"tulas1_1378825675","chart_id":2799834,"type":"chart"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"The states at the top of this graph have reached or are near their peak working age populations. For the states at the bottom, the story's just beginning. But do their young people have the skills that they'll need to reap this demographic dividend? That's going to be the story of the next decade. 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