The total population of Myanmar is 53,855,735 people. The people of Myanmar speak the Burmese language. The linguistic diversity of Myanmar is quite diverse according to a fractionation scale, which is 0.5072 for Myanmar. The average age is around 27.9 years. Life expectancy in Myanmar is 66. Female fertility rate in Myanmar is 2.3. About 0% of Myanmar's population is obese. Ethnic diversity is quite diverse according to a fractionation scale, which is 0.5062 for Myanmar. Details on the language, religion, age, gender distribution and advancement of the people of Myanmar can be found in the sections below, as well as the section on education in the country.
In Myanmar, the population density is 76 people per square kilometer (198 per square mile). Based on these statistics, this country is considered sparsely populated. The total population of Myanmar is 53,855,735 people. Myanmar has approximately 103,117 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Myanmar account for 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. Immigrants in Myanmar account for 0.2 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. The ethnic diversity of Myanmar is quite diverse according to an ethnicity-based fractionation scale. Ethnic Fractionation (EF) deals with the number, size, socioeconomic distribution, and geographic location of diverse cultural groups, usually within a state or some other demarcated area. Specific cultural characteristics can refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. These characteristics are often used for social exclusion and power monopolization. The index of ethnic fractionation in Myanmar is 0.5062. This means that there is a relatively high number of unique ethnic groups in Myanmar. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group proportions, which reflects the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below the statistics of Myanmar on the average age and gender distribution at different ages.
The median age is approximately 27.9 years. The median age for men is 27.3, while the median age for women is 28.5.
The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.06. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.04; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.99; sex ratio over 64 - 0.77; total sex ratio - 0.99. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.
The majority religion of Myanmar is Buddhism, the followers of which comprise 80.1% of all religious believers in the country. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: धर्म dharma; Pali:धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha (the awakened one). According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance and craving. Buddhists believe that this is accomplished through the direct understanding and perception of dependent origination and the Four Noble Truths. Besides Buddhism, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Myanmar are Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, folk religions, Judaism. The religious diversity of Myanmar is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Myanmar. The index of religious fractionalization in Myanmar is 0.1974. This score means that within the country there is one major with a few other minor beliefs.