According to United Nations figures released on Wednesday, India has surpassed China as the world’s most populated country.
According to Bloomberg, India’s population is 1.4286 billion, compared to China’s 1.4257 billion, based on mid-2023 predictions from the UN’s World Population Dashboard.
According to data, China’s figures exclude Hong Kong and Macau, Special Administrative Regions of China, and Taiwan.
This is the first time India has topped the UN list of most populous countries since data collection began in 1950.
As birth rates fall and the workforce ages, China faces a projected demographic downturn.
Several regions have also announced measures to increase birth rates, but official efforts have so far been ineffective in reversing the trend.
According to NDTV, India does not have recent official data on its population because it has not performed a census since 2011.
According to UN figures, about one-quarter of India’s population is under the age of 14, with 68% of the population between 15 to 64 and 7% over the age of 65.
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