Myanmar Population 2015People of Myanmar 2015
Burma has 135 formally recognized ethnical groups, according to the classification of the state. Besides the Bamar these are the Chin, Karen, Kayah, Kachin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan, whose territory is theirs. Results showed that the overall population is 51,419,420, well below the latest available public population estimates of 60.
10 ] This overall population comprised 50,213,067 individuals enumerated during the population count and an estimated 1,206,353 individuals in parts of North Rakhine State, Kachin State and Kayin State that were not enumerated. There were more women (51.8%) than men (48.2%). Individuals who were outside the state at the date of the survey are not contained in these numbers.
Most populous states/regions were Yangon (14.3%), Ayeyawady (12.0%) and Mandalay (12.0%). Most unpopulated states/regions were Naypyidaw Union Territory (2.3%), Chin State (0.9%) and Kayah State (0.6%). In total, there were 93 men per 100 women in the state. In Kachin State alone there were more men than women; in Kayah and Shan State the number of men and women was almost equally high.
Other states/regions had more women than men. Across the whole nation, 14,864,119 people lived in Wards (urban areas). 6 percent of the population. The Yangon region had the highest share of cities (70.1%), followed by Kachin State (36.0%). The Magway Region and Ayeyawady Region had the smallest shares of the city' s population at 15.
Results showed that the population densities of 76 per sq km (200/sq mi). The Yangon was the most heavily inhabited area ('723 per km2), followed by Mandalay ('206 per km2). Most underpopulated states were Kachin State (19 per km2) and Chin State (13 per km2).
Principal results will be published in May 2015 and include two sets of papers containing in-depth information at Union and state/regional level and a reporting for each of the 15 countries and regions of the state. It contains fundamental information and interpretation of the most important results in the following form: plain text, charts, tables and charts on the population' s population by gender and population, family, educational background, economical features, fecundity, mortality, immigration and the features of residential and domestic institutions.
Of course, immigrants who had gone to work in neighbouring countries were not in the population records.