According to NFHS-3, there were 34.9% Population below 15 years age in 2012-13 in India. Whereas according to NFHS-4, it was 28.6%, 30.5% and 24.9% for total, rural and urban areas respectively in 2015-16 in India.
Fourteen States/UTs were there which were seen above the national value of 28.6% Population below 15 years age in 2015-16. Bihar had the highest of 39.3% Population below 15 years age, followed by Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Dadra & Nagar Haveli with 36.5%, 33.8%, 32.9%, 32%, 31.7%, 31.2%, 30.3%, 30.3%, 29.9%, 29.9%, 29.2%, 28.9% and 28.9% respectively in 2015-16.
Among the rest 22 States/UTs namely Kerala, Daman & Diu, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Punjab, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tripura, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Gujarat, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir and Haryana; Kerala had the lowest of 20.2% Population below 15 years age during 2015-16.
Note: NA: Not Available; NFHS: National Family Health Survey; NFHS-4 conducted during 2015-16 and NFHS-3 conducted during 2005-06.
Resource Title: All India level and State-wise Key Indicators of NFHS-3 and NFHS-4