ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Demographic Dynamism of Punjab, 1971–2011

Three aspects of population—vital rates, population growth, and population composition—have played a key role in the demographic dynamism of Punjab since 1971. Population mobility shows a distinct pattern: outmigration and emigration from the state, and a simultaneous inflow of labour, chiefly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, leading to notable rise in Scheduled Caste population, and also a moderate increase in the share of Hindu and Muslim population.

Punjab stands out as a distinct region in India in terms of its population composition as well as its demographic dynamism. Unlike other inland or non-coastal states of the country, its population has been much more dynamic, not only with regard to vital rates and population growth, but also in intra-country and international migration. This could be attributed to its long history of interaction with people from several other cultures, particularly from Central and West Asia.

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Updated On : 24th Jan, 2017

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