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Children and young adult population in India - by social class 2016

This statistic illustrates the population of children and young adults across India in 2016, broken down by social classes. The scheduled caste or Dalit population for 11-13 year olds amounted to almost 13 million, while scheduled tribe or Adivasi population was almost seven million.

Population of children and young adults across India in 2016, by social class (in millions)*

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Release date

November 2016



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Supplementary notes

According to the source, figures are projections.
Values have been rounded.
*In India, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe (SC/ST) are officially recognised by the constitution as groups of disadvantaged indigenous people. The colloquial terms for SCs and STs are Dalits and Adivasis respectively.

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