Minimum Post Graduate in Demography

Not required

The tasks a Demographer is expected to perform include:

Collecting and analyzing vital statistics related to population changes, such as births, marriages and mortality

Forecasting trends in increase or decrease of population

Analyzing data on mortality, fertility and migration of human population

Evolving techniques of measuring population phenomena and evaluating their application

Studying customs, modes of living, nuptial procedures, fertility rates, birth control and public health measures, affecting demographic phenomena

Constructing life tables and studying economic and social characteristics of population in prescribed area

Writing reports on results of studies

Maintaining familiarity with other studies to improve techniques of analysis, refining concepts and methods of population analysis

Skilled in monitoring population patterns

Skilled in analyzing and preparing population and trend forecasts

Knowledge of current political, economic, social and cultural aspects

Knowledge of demographic theories, research methods and information sources

Ability to interpret and analyze data

Proficient in statistical methods

Basic knowledge of social sciences

Not applicable

Analytical mind

Attention to detail







It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Offices usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from office to office

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 17,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 2,00,000 to INR 2,50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34% during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Demographer usually works with government agencies or in the academic sphere as a researcher. A major focus of the government is to provide services to its citizens. In order to do this, they need accurate data about the people that make up populations in order to determine needs and the likely outcome of policies. As the population of our country is rising, a plethora of job opportunities are available in public as well as private sectors. Therefore, the career of a Demographer has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Environmental protection agencies

Census bureau

Market research organizations

Private manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India