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Only 6% Muslims in India reaching 60 year age, have largest young population

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New Delhi: Muslims have the highest share of children and teenagers among all religions according to the data released by Census 2011 has revealed that in India.

A Times report published today says, that across religious communities, Muslims have the highest share of children and teenagers (0-19 age group) at 47 percent, compared to 40 percent for Hindus as per the 15th National census survey conducted by the Census Organization of India

If all communities are grouped together, almost 41 percent of India’s population is below 20 years old, leaving 50 percent in 20-59 age group, and nine percent above 60 years.

In the Muslim community, only 6.4 percent of the population is over 60 years, almost 50 percent lower than the national average.

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Chart courtesy: Times Of India

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