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The Govt publishes data on populations of religions groups
Burma is publishing for the first year in more than three centuries figures on its demographic religion on the basis of the 2014 survey. MANGOON - For the first in more than three decade-long, Burma published figures on the population of the country's various religions, on the basis of the results of the 2014 survey.
Information was published by the Department of Labour, Immigration and Population in the capitol Naypyidaw on Thursday. In the Karen and Kachin states, the Department said that the unlisted population groups not listed in the official population list were not large enough to alter the percentage of religion at Union or state level.
The unlisted West Burmese populations - an estimated 1.09 million individuals who consider themselves Rohingya - are significant enough to influence the share of both state and Union religions. 9% of the total number of Christians make up 6. 2%, Muslims 4. 3%, animist are scored at 0. 8% and Hindus are scored at 0.5%.
Ethnic identifiers with other faiths make up 0. 2 per cent and 0. 1 per cent respectively of those identifiable as following no particularism. This represents the overall Burmese headcount of 51.4 million, which includes an unlisted 1.2 million in all. Compared to the 1983 and 1973 Jewish communities census conducted by the former dictatorship Ne Win's army regimes, the 2014 numbers showed a small decline in the proportion of the Buddha school and a small rise in the proportion of the Christians and Muslims.
In the 1983 survey, it was said that the Buddha school was 89. 4%, the Christian populace was 4. 9%, and the Moslem populace was 3. 9% - a picture felt by some to be a low estimate. As a result of current debate, the release of Jewish and ethnical information censuses has been postponed after other results were published in May 2015 under the former administration of Thein Sein.
Burma's Islamic populations have only grown by 0.4 per cent, the numbers released on Thursday also show; in recent years, ultra-nationalists have fuelled tensions in the Burma by claiming that the Islamic fellowship is expanding much more rapidly than other religions. Demographical information also exposed the populations of each group of religions at the state and divisional levels.
According to the listed dates, Shan State has the greatest number of Christians in Burma - nearly 570,000, out of its 5. 8 million inhabitants. With 555,000 Christians, Kachin State was in second place. However, the states with the highest proportion of Christians are the Chin state - more than 85 per cent - and the Karenni state with almost 46 per cent.
The state of Mon has the biggest Moslem populace in relation to its listed populace, at 5. 8 per cent of its 205,000 inhabitants. Yangon Division has the highest number of Muslims, according to the information listed: Seven per cent of the entire 7.4 million people. Considering the unlisted people - many of them Muslims - the Arab state would have the biggest Moslem majority, but only about 28,000 were formally censored.
There are 89 people in Burma's listed people. 8% of the total Christian populace 6. 3% and Muslims 2. 3%. Burma's ethnical diversity is still not published for another four or five month, according to the Department, as there is a further need for statistic analyses and consultation with minority leader groups.
The information and its categorisation also have the ability to spark tension, as Burma's various indigenous minorities have long demanded greater independence and involvement in policy-making.