Wardwise Population and Households
As per 2011 population census, Melung Rural Municipality had total 20,210 population with 9,015 males and 11,195 females. Out of total wards, ward number 1 had the largest population 4,573, while ward number 2 had least number of population with 4,573.
With respect to number of households, Melung Rural Municipality had total 4,841 households. The ward number 1 had most households with total 1,109, while ward number 2 had least number of households with total 474 number of households.
As illustrated in the chart, the ratio of male to female population was 0.81, which indicates that Melung Rural Municipality had 19 percent lower males as compared to the females. Same as, the population to household ratio was 4.17, which means that in average 4.17 family members lived in each household.
As illustrated in the charts, the ratio of absentee population was 29.30, while male to female absentee population ratio was 5.95. Same as, the household ratio of present vs. absent population was 7.83.
Population by Age Group
Gender wise, top 5 most age groups male population were between 10 and 14 (1,429), between 15 and 19 (1,106), between 5 and 9 (1,080), below 4 (859), and between 50 and 54 (488), with total population of 4,962. In contrast, bottom 5 least age group male population were between 70 and 74 (208), between 65 and 69 (297), above 75 (317),between 30 and 34 (339), and between 25 and 29 (368), with total population of 1,529. With regards to female population, top 5 age groups females were between 10 and 14 (1,526), between 15 and 19 (1,357), between 5 and 9 (1,194), below 4 (850), and between 20 and 24 (849), with total population of 5,776. In contrast, bottom 5 least age group male population were between 70 and 74 (257), between 65 and 69 (305), between 60 and 64 (376),above 75 (385), and between 55 and 59 (417), with total population of 1,740.
The population with age-group 60 to 64 had male to female ratio of 1.02, which states that this age group had maximum males as compared to females. Similarly, age-group 30 to 34 had most female population as compared to male population with male to female ratio of 0.52. The age-groups 60 to 64, below 4 had majority of male population while age-groups 65 to 69, 10 to 14, 55 to 59, 5 to 9, 50 to 54, 15 to 19, above 75, 70 to 74, 45 to 49, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 25 to 29, 20 to 24, 30 to 34 had majority of female population as per male-female ratios. Moreover, age-groups had eqivalent or almost equal numbers of male and female population with male-female ratios of 1.
The population pyramid for Melung Rural Municipality visually illustrates the male vs. female population based on different age groups. The population data and ratio tables are also available in this link.
There were 56.92 % (11,503 ) of independent population, the working age people between ages of 15 and 64 years. The dependent children, ages below 15 years, were 34.33 % with total number of 6,938. The dependent elderly population, aged 65 and above were 8.75 % with total number of 1,769. As such, total dependent population including children and elderly people were 43.08 with total number of 8,707
There were 5,334 women of child-bearing age-group of 15 to 49 years. Same as, the todlers or children of 4 years or below were 1,709. The ratio of woman of child-bearing age and the number of todlers state that, approximately 320 children were born per 1,000 women. This number is also roughly used as fertility levels when direct measures of births are not available.
Literacy, Education Levels & Schooling
Grade 1-12 Students & Schools
The pie-chart and graphs above further illustrates the students and schools.
Population by Language Spoken
Mostly spoken language in Melung is Nepali, which is spoken by 15,896 people. The Melung has people who speak other languages, such as Tamang, Thami, Magar, Newar, etc.
Population by Castes
According to 2011 census conducted by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Melung Rural Municipality was inhabitted by mostly the people of Chhetri caste with total population of 8,673. There were as little as Undefined Others caste with population of as little as 14 in total. People of several other castes who live in Melung are Tamang, Newar, Brahmin - Hill, Magar, Kami, Sarki, Damai/Dholi, Gharti/Bhujel, Sanyasi/Dashnami, Thami, Undefined Others, etc. Only the population of castes with above 1,000 population are illustrated in the table.
Population by Disability
Similarly, there were 88 people who were blind and 94 people were deaf, while 24 people were both blind and deaf. Moreover, 80 persons had reported of having speech problems. Total 27 people had multiple disabilities.
The pie-chart above illustrate the better picture of disabled population along with genderwise ratios.
With respect to wall of the houses, 4,697 houses were mud bonded, 67 houses were cement bonded, 9 houses were wood planks bonded, 27 houses were bamboo bonded and 0 houses had unbaked bricks on their outer walls.Rest of the houses were reported of having other types of outer wall, while some of them reported nothing of having the outer wall bonding.
There were several types of house roofs reported. Total 508 houses were reported of having thatch roofs while 2,860 houses had galvanized roofs. Similarly, 1,369 houses had roof of tile, 13 houses had RCC roofs, 46 houses had roof of woods while 0 houses were reported having roof of mud. As per 2011 CBS census, some of the houses had other types of roofs while some didn't report about the roof structure.
With respect to the toilets, 2,250 out of 4,841 houses didn't report of having a private toilet for their households. Nevertheless, 1,468 houses were reported of having flush toilet while 1,105 houses reported having ordinary toilets.
With reference to source of fuel, 4,764 households reported their source of fuel as firewood while 16 households had kerosene as their fuel source. The LP gas was used by 17 households as a source of fuel. Moreover, other sources of fuel were cow dung (0), bio-gas (21), fuel electricity (1), etc.
Same as, total 3,852 households had reported of having electricity as the source of their household's lighting. The households still using kerosene as source of light were 801, while 156 households used solar energy as source of lights. Total 0 households also reported of using bio-gas as a source of light. The ratio of use of electricity as compared to other source of light was 0.80.
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