Myanmar Census results 20152015 Myanmar Census Results
From Yen Saning May 29, 2015. Myanmar organized its first census since 1983 in 2014.
This is the Union's report (volume
The Census Report Volume 2 is the second in a number of papers published from the 2014 Myanmar Census ("2014 MPHC"). The report contains details of the populations and households' demographical and socio-economic features at Union and state/regional levels.
Preliminary analyses show that the MPHC 2014 figures are full and precise. Some populations in the north of Rakhine State and in some areas of Kachin State were not covered. For parts of the municipality of Hpa Pun in the state of Kayin, only the overall number of homes and populations by gender was presented to the Census Office.
Estimations and methods for estimating the uncounted populations in these areas are included in section 1.3 of this work.
Myanmar's development needs highlighted by census results
It contains detailled information on demographic change, demographic change, gender and gender, family circumstances, migration, birth and death, educational, occupational, disability, living and social facilities in each state and every area, county and community. Myanmar's UN Special Envoy Vijay Nambiar welcomed the census as a "monumental achievement" that will help both the country's progress and its democracy despite the challenge it faces.
More than 100,000 meters reached almost 11 million homes in just two week, representing almost 98 percent of the country's citizens. Ongoing or envisaged other country studies will help to fill some of the resulting information loopholes. Of the 51.5 million inhabitants, the overall registered figure contains 1.2 million estimated for the unlisted areas in Rakhine and in the states of Kachin and Kayin.
Today's census results show both advances since the last census in 1983 and continuing challenge, which includes territorial imbalances and societal indices that are lagging behind Myanmar's Neighbour. Demographic increase, 0.89 percent per year, is less than half of the 1970s and is decelerating. For every 100 women, there are only 93 men, which reflects a significantly lower lifespan of men and a higher level of migrantism.
One-half of the country's people are under 27 years of age, but the percentage of young people is decreasing. Natal longevity, 66.8 years, has increased but is still one of the shortest in Southeast Asia. Women have six years longer lifespans than men. Nearly 90 percent of the grown-ups are educated, but in Shan state it is only 63 percent.
85% of adults and 50% of women are employed; 4 percent are unemployed and almost twice as high for the 15-29. More than 70 percent of households have made improvements in the supply of drinking and waste disposal services, but in some countries it is far less. Further results requiring more research and advice - race, religious, occupational and maternal deaths - will be published next year.
Key census results are available here on-line. Click here to view Myanmar press releases.