Shocking Statistics: More Nepalis Have Access To Mobile Phones Than Toilets

The Nepal Census 2011 was published in late November last month and there are quite a few interesting statistics for read, here’s a quick glance at some of the interesting figures:

  • Nepal has more women (51.5%) than men (48.5%). We have 94 men per 100 women.
  • 45% of the absent population of migrant workers is youth aged between 15 and 24 years. One in every four households in Nepal have atleast one member residing outside the country.
  • More Nepalis have access to mobile phones (65%) than toilets (62%). Nearly one fifth of total households do not have toilets.
  • Media/Technology usage – Radio (51%), Television (36%), Computer (7%), Internet Access (3%)
  • Religion – Hinduism (81%), Buddhism (9%), Islam (4.4%), Christianity (1.4%), Sikhs (609 followers).
  • Literacy rate – 66%
  • 49% of the population get married between the age of 15 and 19 years. 11.5% of all the Nepalis still get married under the age of 14.

What’s the most interesting figure for you? I hope the literacy rate continues to rise, that to me is really important.

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