The indigenous population of Taiwan grew six times more than average growth rate for the country as a whole
By: Central News Agency
The population of indigenous people in Taiwan was 552,000 as of the end of October, 2.3 percent of
the total population, according to statistics released Thursday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The number represents a 1.2 percent annual increase, which is six times the 0.2 percent growth in the total population over the same period, the statistics show.
Within the population of 552,000 indigenous people, 284,000 are female, representing 51.4 percent, and 269,000, or 48.6 percent, are male, according to the data.
The sex ratio in the indigenous population is 94.6 males to 100 females, compared with 99.2 in the country’s total population.
In a breakdown by age, the data shows that under-14s account for 20 percent of the indigenous population, while the national ratio for that age group is 13.4 percent. [FULL STORY]