The population of India is projected to change from 1.17 billion in 2010 to 1.66 billion in 2050, an increase of 483.5 million or 41.2%. How will India age-cohort patterns in 2010 compare to those projected for 2050? How do these patterns compare with those of the United States; other countries? See related Future of India Web page
This section illustrates use of population pyramids to examine age by gender demographic patterns for India as of 2010 and 2050. Similar population pyramids can be developed for any country. Population pyramids help us visualize and more easily understand age-gender structure — and how it is changing over time.
As shown in the graphic below, the population of India is projected to be the largest of any country in 2050. See related interactive table with world by countypopulation projections.
Largest 10 Countries in 2050 based on Total Projected Population
India in Context of Region
View developed with CV XE GIS; see more about this GIS project below.
Population pyramids are bar-chart graphical depictions of the population size by gender by age group. They help us understand the implications of male-female population size by age and what that might suggest for the future.
A top-heavy pyramid suggests negative population growth that might be due to many factors, including high death rates, low birthrates and increased emigration. A bottom-heavy pyramid suggests high birthrates, falling or stable death rates and potential for rapid population growth.
The population pyramid shows a male population bar chart (left side of pyramid, blue) symmetrically with a female population bar chart (right side of pyramid, light red). Each bar shows the population by 5-year age group, 0-4 years to 80-84 years and 85 years and over.
More About India Demographics; Examining Other Countries
Use the ChartGraphics tools to get answers to these types of questions and gain insights world by country age-cohort patterns over time … into the future. Population pyramids developed using ChartGraphics provide an easy-to-develop and consume visual analysis of these patterns.
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