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People > Gender Stats: compare key data on China & India

Definitions

  • Female population: Total female population.
  • Female population per thousand people: Total female population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Gender inequality index: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Gender ratio aged over 60: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 60 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 60, there are 196 females who are over 60.
  • Gender ratio aged over 65: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 65 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 65, there are 210.6 females who are over 65.
  • Gender ratio aged over 80: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 80 in each country. For instance, in North Korea, for every 100 males over 80, there are 411.8 females who are over 80.
  • Global Gender Gap Index: The Gender Gap Index considers gender inequality in the dimensions of economic participation (equality of salaries, labor market participation and access to high-skilled employment); access to education; political participation; and health (life expectancy and sex ratio). The highest score of 1 means total equality, 0 means complete inequality. The Index is calculated by the World Economic Forum.
  • Male population: Total male population.
  • Male population per thousand people: Total male population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Sex ratio at birth: Number of males born for every female born. Countries with a number less than one have more females born than males.
  • Women aged 15-49: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Women aged 15-49 per thousand people: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT China India HISTORY
Female population 528.02 million
Ranked 2nd.
760.43 million
Ranked 1st. 44% more than China

Female population per thousand people 490.12
Ranked 169th. 2% more than India
482.64
Ranked 182nd.

Gender inequality index 0.213
Ranked 112th.
0.61
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than China
Gender ratio aged over 60 104.1
Ranked 169th.
106.9
Ranked 164th. 3% more than China

Gender ratio aged over 65 108.9
Ranked 167th.
109.9
Ranked 164th. 1% more than China

Gender ratio aged over 80 150
Ranked 112th. 35% more than India
110.9
Ranked 181st.

Global Gender Gap Index 0.691
Ranked 70th. 5% more than India
0.655
Ranked 101st.

Male population 557.61 million
Ranked 2nd.
786.41 million
Ranked 1st. 41% more than China

Male population per thousand people 526.41
Ranked 12th. 2% more than India
517.36
Ranked 14th.

Sex ratio at birth 1.07
Ranked 6th.
1.08
Ranked 1st. 1% more than China

Women aged 15-49 201.4 million
Ranked 3rd.
306.98 million
Ranked 1st. 52% more than China

Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 282.71
Ranked 21st. 10% more than India
257.57
Ranked 79th.

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Development Programme. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2012.pdf. World Economic Forum, 2012. Table 3a, p. 8 ff.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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