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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 265-270

Demographic Profile of Rural Population from Western Maharashtra of India

N. S. Patil1, B. G. Kore2, S. V. Kakade3

1Assistant Professor (Statistics), A. S. C. College, Ramanandnagar, Dist.: Sangli, Maharashtra, India
2Associate Professor & Head, Department of Statistics, Balwant College, Vita, Dist.: Sangli, Maharashtra, India
3Associate Professor (Statistics), Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Dist.: Satara, Maharashtra, India

Corresponding Author: N. S. Patil


India is the second most populated country in the world. Since 1901 census, the rural population is found to be declining steadily. However, though there is rapid growth in urbanization, still the bulk of population is residing in rural area.
The objective of this study was to assess the present pattern of rural population to understand the future population trend.
Seven villages with population < 5000 were randomly selected from Sangli district of Maharashtra. These 7 villages comprised the population of 10,489.
Sex ratio was 926 females per 1000 males. 38.0% of the population was below the age of 25 years while 55.4 % below the age of 35 years. Age-sex structure revealed the high population proportion at 20-25 years in both sexes with declining proportion in both directions of the age. The total Dependency Ratio (modified) of 46.9% indicted high burden on the productive part of the population.

Key words: Sex Ratio, Population Proportion, Dependency Ratio.

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