Population of the 16-40 years age group is considered as the youth population in Nepal. According to the 2011 Census, the total youth population in Nepal is 10,689,842 (40.3% of the total population). Among them, 45.8% are males and 54.5% are females.
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Kathmandu district has the highest proportion of the youth population i.e. 52.9% whereas Pyuthan district has the lowest proportion of youth population i.e. 32.7% to its total population. Nearly 1400 thousand youth were found to have been abroad for employment, which is nearly 72% of the total absentee population (1,921,494) of Nepal in 2011. Out of the youth population going abroad for employment, 93.2% are males and 61% are from the age group of 16-25 years.