Geography

India's Age Composition comprises of ____________.


ANSWER

Adults 58.7%, Aged 6.9%, Children 34.4%


SOLUTION
Age Composition

• The age composition of a population refers to the number of people in different age groups in a country.

• The number and percentage of a population found within the children, working age and aged groups are notable determinants of the population’s social and economic structure.

• Population of country can be grouped into three categories:

→ Children (below 15 years): economically unproductive, need to be provided with food, clothing, education and medical care. Comprises 34.4% of total India's population.

→ Working Age (15-59 years): economically productive and biologically reproductive. Considered as working population. Comprises 6.9% of total India's population.

→ Aged (Above 59 years): can be economically productive though they may have retired. May be working but they are not available for employment through recruitment. Comprises 58.7% of total India's population.
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