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Nepal conducted a widespread national census in 2011 by the Nepal Central Bureau of Statistics.[2] Working with the 58 municipalities and the 3915 Village Development Committees at a district level, they recorded data from all the municipalities and villages of each district. The data included statistics on population size, households, sex and age distribution, place of birth, residence characteristics, literacy, marital status, religion, language spoken, caste/ethnic group, economically active population, education, number of children, employment status, and occupation.

2011 Nepal
census
General information
Country Nepal
Total population

26,494,504

Percent change Increase 1.35%[1]
Most populous Development Region Central Region (9,656,985)
Least populous Development Region Far-Western Region (2,552,517)


  • Total population in 2011: 26,494,504[3]
  • Increase since last census 2001: 3,343,081
  • Annual population growth rate (exponental growth): 1.35
  • Number of households: 5,427,302
  • Average Household Size: 4.88
  • Population in Mountain: 6.73%, Hill: 43.00% and Terai: 50.27%.

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Nepalese Caste/Ethnic groupsEdit

The population wise ranking of 125 Nepalese castes/ethnic groups as per 2011 Nepal census.[4][note 1]

Rank Caste/Ethnic groups (2011 Nepal census) Population Percentage composition
1 Chhetri 4,398,053 16.60%
2 Hill Brahman/Bahun 3,226,903 12.18%
3 Magar 1,887,733 7.12%
4 Tharu 1,737,470 6.56%
5 Tamang 1,539,830 5.81%
6 Newar 1,321,933 4.99%
7 Kami 1,258,554 4.75%
8 Musalman (taken as a single ethnic group) 1,164,255 4.39%
9 Yadav 1,054,458 3.98%
10 Rai 620,004 2.34%
11 Gurung 522,641 1.97%
12 Damai/Dholi 472,862 1.78%
13 Thakuri 425,623 1.61%
14 Limbu 387,300 1.46%
15 Sarki 374,816 1.41%
16 Teli 369,688 1.40%
17 Chamar/Harijan/Ram 335,893 1.27%
18 Koiri/Kushwaha 306,393 1.16%
19 Musahar 234,490 0.89%
20 Kurmi 231,129 0.87%
21 Sanyasi/Dasnami 227,822 0.86%
22 Dhanuk 219,808 0.83%
23 Dusadh/Pasawan/Pasi 208,910 0.79%
123 Raute 618 0.00%
124 Nurang 278 0.00%
125 Kusunda 273 0.00%
- Others undefined and foreigners 282,321 1.07%
- Total 26,494,504 100.00%

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Pages 191/192 of the total pdf or pages 156/157 in the scanned material shows Nepalese castes/ethnic groups

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