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Women outnumber men for first time​

Finds latest population census

Mohammad Al-Masum Molla
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:00 AM Last update on: Wed Jul 27, 2022 01:04 AM

For the first time, a population census has found that there are more women than men in Bangladesh.

For every 100 females, there is currently around 99 males, according to a preliminary report of "Population and Housing Census 2022" which is the sixth census of the country. It will be officially unveiled in the capital today.
It found that the country has a population of around 16.5 crore, excluding the expatriates. This indicates that the population has grown by 2.1 crore since 2011 when the previous census was conducted.

The census supposed to be held in 2021 was delayed because of Covid-19 pandemic.

The gender ratio in the world in 2021 is 101.68 males per 100 females, according to the world population prospect of the UN.

In Bangladesh, the gender ratio was 100.3 in the previous census while it was 106.4 in the one released in 2001.

Experts said the continued rise in life expectancy of women could be a reason for males to have been outnumbered.

Professor Mohammad Mainul Islam, former chairman of Department of Population Sciences at Dhaka University, said people's migration out of the country could be another reason behind the new gender ratio.

However, the global female population is on the rise, he told The Daily Star.

Among the south Asian countries, females also outnumber males in Nepal where the gender ratio is 95.91.

In India, the 5th National Family and Health Survey carried out between 2019 and 2021 found that there were 1,020 women against 1,000 men.

The latest census in Bangladesh also found that the country is no longer experiencing a population boom as the current population growth rate is below 1.3 percent, down from 1.47 percent found in the previous census.

According to the 2011 census, the total population of the country was around 14.40 crore which was around 1.8 crore higher than the number found in the 2001 census.

The sixth population census was conducted across the country with wide use of digital devices from June 15 to June 21.

The census will provide complete data on the overall population, its composition, workforce, density, housing, and other socio-economic indicators that are vital for formulating proper economic and other policies.

 

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Women outnumber men for first time​

Finds latest population census

Mohammad Al-Masum Molla
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:00 AM Last update on: Wed Jul 27, 2022 01:04 AM

For the first time, a population census has found that there are more women than men in Bangladesh.

For every 100 females, there is currently around 99 males, according to a preliminary report of "Population and Housing Census 2022" which is the sixth census of the country. It will be officially unveiled in the capital today.
It found that the country has a population of around 16.5 crore, excluding the expatriates. This indicates that the population has grown by 2.1 crore since 2011 when the previous census was conducted.

The census supposed to be held in 2021 was delayed because of Covid-19 pandemic.

The gender ratio in the world in 2021 is 101.68 males per 100 females, according to the world population prospect of the UN.

In Bangladesh, the gender ratio was 100.3 in the previous census while it was 106.4 in the one released in 2001.

Experts said the continued rise in life expectancy of women could be a reason for males to have been outnumbered.

Professor Mohammad Mainul Islam, former chairman of Department of Population Sciences at Dhaka University, said people's migration out of the country could be another reason behind the new gender ratio.

However, the global female population is on the rise, he told The Daily Star.

Among the south Asian countries, females also outnumber males in Nepal where the gender ratio is 95.91.

In India, the 5th National Family and Health Survey carried out between 2019 and 2021 found that there were 1,020 women against 1,000 men.

The latest census in Bangladesh also found that the country is no longer experiencing a population boom as the current population growth rate is below 1.3 percent, down from 1.47 percent found in the previous census.

According to the 2011 census, the total population of the country was around 14.40 crore which was around 1.8 crore higher than the number found in the 2001 census.

The sixth population census was conducted across the country with wide use of digital devices from June 15 to June 21.

The census will provide complete data on the overall population, its composition, workforce, density, housing, and other socio-economic indicators that are vital for formulating proper economic and other policies.


Census is supposed to give complete population of a state at a given time. It does not differentiate between citizens, migrants, expatriates etc. So why does the article says "excluding expatriates"?

Hope we get the full picture of Bangladeshi demography tomorrow. Also, 16.5 crore is smaller than ~17 crore that was expected. Bangladesh's population growth rate is dropping faster than one would have hoped. Slightly alarming signs for the long term but with Bangladesh's insane density, it maybe makes sense.

Developing countries are getting older/grey without having gotten rich first like West or Korea/Japan etc. This is a very big concern among professional economists and demographers these days. Because no one knows how the world will cope with this reality. Hope Bangladeshi policy planners are aware of the changing realities and arent still stuck with 1960s population planning talking points.
 

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Census is supposed to give complete population of a state at a given time. It does not differentiate between citizens, migrants, expatriates etc. So why does the article says "excluding expatriates"?

Hope we get the full picture of Bangladeshi demography tomorrow. Also, 16.5 crore is smaller than ~17 crore that was expected. Bangladesh's population growth rate is dropping faster than one would have hoped. Slightly alarming signs for the long term but with Bangladesh's insane density, it maybe makes sense.

Developing countries are getting older/grey without having gotten rich first like West or Korea/Japan etc. This is a very big concern among professional economists and demographers these days. Because no one knows how the world will cope with this reality. Hope Bangladeshi policy planners are aware of the changing realities and arent still stuck with 1960s population planning talking points.

Oh don't worry. There are plenty of thinktanks debating things EU fashion in Bangladesh.

Not only are there more women than men, they are more educated than men on average. Unlike rest of South Asia.

There are more young women in primary and secondary levels in schools as well in Bangladesh and on average they have better GPA scores than boys. Which means they will have fewer and fewer babies....which is exactly what we need.

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Oh don't worry. There are plenty of thinktanks debating things EU fashion in Bangladesh.

Not only are there more women than men, they are more educated than men on average. Unlike rest of South Asia.

There are more young women in primary and secondary levels in schools as well in Bangladesh and on average they have better GPA scores than boys.

iu

Thats great to know but I dont see the relevance of your reply to my original post? :unsure:
 

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Thats great to know but I dont see the relevance of your reply to my original post? :unsure:

So you asked (as best I can decipher),

  • Bangladesh is getting older/grey without having gotten rich first like West or Korea/Japan.
Why is this a concern? Reduction of population will automatically mean raising of GDP per capita and raising of health standards. Right now Bangladesh population is young enough that we can use the demographic dividend to our advantage to supply plenty of skilled and unskilled labor. Probably more unskilled, but we need to train people for skilled value addition, which won't happen very quickly. So we will be stuck in middle income status like Thailand for a while.
  • This is a very big concern among professional economists and demographers these days.
It is a concern. But in my mind not an insurmountable one. I don't see any reason to ring alarm bells over this. Overpopulation is a far more serious issue.
  • Hope Bangladeshi policy planners are aware of the changing realities and arent still stuck with 1960s population planning talking points.
What specific population planning topics are you referring to? Bangladesh fertility rate is lowest in the subcontinent (at 1.9 below replacement rate or close enough) and I see it as an entirely positive development. This happened due to the education of women, which I was pointing out in the last post, something you may have missed the relevance of.
 

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Women outnumber men for first time​

Finds latest population census

Mohammad Al-Masum Molla
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:00 AM Last update on: Wed Jul 27, 2022 01:04 AM

For the first time, a population census has found that there are more women than men in Bangladesh.

For every 100 females, there is currently around 99 males, according to a preliminary report of "Population and Housing Census 2022" which is the sixth census of the country. It will be officially unveiled in the capital today.
It found that the country has a population of around 16.5 crore, excluding the expatriates. This indicates that the population has grown by 2.1 crore since 2011 when the previous census was conducted.

The census supposed to be held in 2021 was delayed because of Covid-19 pandemic.

The gender ratio in the world in 2021 is 101.68 males per 100 females, according to the world population prospect of the UN.

In Bangladesh, the gender ratio was 100.3 in the previous census while it was 106.4 in the one released in 2001.

Experts said the continued rise in life expectancy of women could be a reason for males to have been outnumbered.

Professor Mohammad Mainul Islam, former chairman of Department of Population Sciences at Dhaka University, said people's migration out of the country could be another reason behind the new gender ratio.

However, the global female population is on the rise, he told The Daily Star.

Among the south Asian countries, females also outnumber males in Nepal where the gender ratio is 95.91.

In India, the 5th National Family and Health Survey carried out between 2019 and 2021 found that there were 1,020 women against 1,000 men.

The latest census in Bangladesh also found that the country is no longer experiencing a population boom as the current population growth rate is below 1.3 percent, down from 1.47 percent found in the previous census.

According to the 2011 census, the total population of the country was around 14.40 crore which was around 1.8 crore higher than the number found in the 2001 census.

The sixth population census was conducted across the country with wide use of digital devices from June 15 to June 21.

The census will provide complete data on the overall population, its composition, workforce, density, housing, and other socio-economic indicators that are vital for formulating proper economic and other policies.


That’s what happens when you don’t abort female foetuses by the billions.

Given women live longer - it would be unusual if they weren’t in the majority.

It all means BD will be less and less testosterone driven society and more and more sober reflective society.
 

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Census is supposed to give complete population of a state at a given time. It does not differentiate between citizens, migrants, expatriates etc. So why does the article says "excluding expatriates"?

Hope we get the full picture of Bangladeshi demography tomorrow. Also, 16.5 crore is smaller than ~17 crore that was expected. Bangladesh's population growth rate is dropping faster than one would have hoped. Slightly alarming signs for the long term but with Bangladesh's insane density, it maybe makes sense.

Developing countries are getting older/grey without having gotten rich first like West or Korea/Japan etc. This is a very big concern among professional economists and demographers these days. Because no one knows how the world will cope with this reality. Hope Bangladeshi policy planners are aware of the changing realities and arent still stuck with 1960s population planning talking points.
Regarding your last paragraph, why are you continously against family planning in every single demographic discussion on this forum? Population control is key for growing wealth.
 

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