Document:Terran Census

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Document:Terran Census  
Demographic and Linguistic Characteristics; Population Census 2558
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Most Recent Census of the Terran Colonial Confederation
Author(s) National Bureau of Statistics
Subject Statistical analysis of the Confederation's Demographic and Linguistic Characteristics.

Number, Population Density, Citizenship

As per 2558 census data, 39,786,491,217 inhabitants live in the Confederation, a 12.1% increase from the figure recorded at the 2548 census. The urbanization rate is 48% of the total population living in urban areas as of the census.

The number of inhabitants in the Directorial Colonial Confederation of Terra (except territories acquired during the census period) registered at the population census held from 7 to 14 October 2558, was estimated to be 39,786,491,217 residents, including 19,097,515,784 persons or non-person residents in urbanized areas and 20,688,975,433 persons or non-person residents in ruralized areas.

According to the data furnished from the previous census, the 2548-2558 period was characterized by a 4.814 million increase in the population number, the demographic increase occurred with an average annual rate of 1.21%. It was stated that rural population continues to prevail over urban population representing 52% compared to 61% in 2548. In the intercensal period, the average annual decrease rate for rural population percentage was estimated to be 0.9%.

Among citizens of the Directorial Colonial Confederation of Terra, there are 149,405,193 persons or non-person residents who declared holding double citizenship. The number of inhabitants who did not match their citizenship represents 3,773,026 persons or non-person residents. Additionally, there are 613,201 positronic residents who declared holding citizenship within the Confederation.

Population Structure By Sex And Age

Female population continues to prevail (53.7% of the total population in 2558 and 53.1% in 2548). The number of women registered during the previous census was estimated to be 21,126,626,836 persons or non-person residents exceeding thus the number of men by 2.466 billion. Hereby, there are 862 men per 1,000 women, compared to 883 in 2548. Women are more numerous after 24 years of age.

Of the total population number, 27% are aged under 15 years, which represents a 7.4% increase compared to 2548. This increase is due to new-born persons or resident non-persons who completed this category of the population in the late 50s, characterized by an increased birth-rate over the previous two decades.

Residents of working age (men of 16-70 years, women of 16-60 years) represent 61.7% of the nation's total population, which represents a 5.1% decrease compared to 2548.

Ethnic Composition And Linguistic Structure

The ethnic composition of the population of the Directorial Colonial Confederation of Terra observed during the 2558 census reveals that Terrans, the majority of the population, represent 76.3% of the total population. The less prominent ethnic groups are Martians - 6.1%, Spacers - 4.6%, Selenians - 1.7%, Vat-Grown - 0.9%, and other persons - 9.6%. Non-person residents make up 0.8% of the Confederation's total population, dominated by Tajara - 0.3%, with other non-persons in insignificant numbers.

At the 2558 census, 69.8% of recorded persons declared their mother tongue (the first language which was spoken by them in daily use) to be Independent. 26.4% named Sol Common, 2.1% - Spacer, 1.4% - Selenian, 0.1% - Gutter, 0.2% - Other Languages.

Population Structure By Religion

Of the total population of the Directorial Colonial Confederation of Terra, 57.1% declared being of the Orthodox religion. Among persons who had declared being of a different religion, there were the following: Anglican - 26.1%, Catholic - 3.9%, Protestant - 1.9%, Seventh Day Adventists - 0.4%, Pentecostals - 0,3%, Old Rite Christians - 0.2%, Evangelical Christians - 0.1%, Other religions - 0.7%.

The percentage of the population who declared being atheists represents 4.7% of the total. 2.3% of the population declared no religion or agnosticism. An additional 2.3% of the population declined to answer when asked their religious affiliation.