NFHS-5: 1,020 women for every 1000 men in India for the first time

The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) data shows a better sex ratio in villages as compared to cities. What attracts most in this is that the improvement in sex ratio has been much better in villages than in cities.

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Published on 25 Nov 2021 6:47 AM GMT

NFHS-5: 1,020 women for every 1000 men in India for the first time
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New Delhi: For the first time in India, there has been an increase in the population of women as compared to men. According to the new figures, there are 1,020 females for every 1,000 males. This is the first time since independence that the population of women has crossed 1,000 in comparison to men. Let us tell you, these figures have come out in the National Family Health Survey - 5 (NFHS-5).

More women than men in India:

Earlier, in the NFHS-4 survey conducted in the year 2015-16, this figure was 991 women per 1,000 men. In other words, the average number of total children a woman gives birth to during her lifetime has fallen below the replacement rate.

Now it has come down to two (02). This has been revealed through the recent data of the National Family Health Survey. This data is for 2019-21. These figures were released on Wednesday. For information, let us tell you that the replacement rate is called that in which one generation 'replaces' the other generation. According to the survey, the replacement rate is 2.1. According to the survey, the total fertility rate in Bihar (3.0), Uttar Pradesh (2.4) and Jharkhand (2.3) is higher than the replacement rate.


1020 women on 1000 men:

It has also been found through these data, that the sex ratio at birth has also improved. The sex ratio, which was 919 girls per 1,000 children in 2015-16, improved to 929 girls per 1,000 children in 2019-21.

The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) data shows a better sex ratio in villages as compared to cities. What attracts most in this is that the improvement in sex ratio has been much better in villages than in cities.

There are 1,037 females for every 1,000 males in the villages. Whereas, there are 985 females per 1,000 males in cities. The same thing came out in the NFHS-4 data as well. According to that survey, there were 1,009 females per 1,000 males in villages, while the figure was 956 for every 1,000 males in cities.

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