Bhutan’s population to remain below 1M mark even by 2047: NSB report

Bhutan’s population will stay below the one million mark even by 2047, which is in the next 28 years, says Population Projections Report for 2017 to 2047.The National Statistics Bureau (NSB) released the report in the capital on Friday (11January).The recently released report reveals that Bhutan’s population will reach 883,866 in 2047.Further, the report brings to attention that Bhutan has been experiencing sharp decline in the number of babies born in the recent years.This trend is expected to continue with fertility rate remaining below the replacement level of 2.1.The fertility rate looks at the number of children given birth by a woman during her entire reproductive age.At present, a woman in the reproductive age is giving birth to 1.9 babies. This is expected to decrease to 1.7 by 2032- a point where there is no return.............................


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