Highlights: Census of India 2011

Highlights: 15th Census of India 2011

 

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Dear readers, here we are presenting you Highlights:15th Census of India 2011. The provisional figures of India’s largest Census 2011 were released in New Delhi on 31st March 2011 by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai and RGI C Chandramouli.

 

What is the census?

Census is nothing but a process of collecting, compiling, analyzing, evaluating, publishing and disseminating statistical data regarding the population. It covers demographic, social and economic data and are provided as of a particular date. Census is useful for formulation of development policies and plans and demarcating constituencies for elections. Highlights: 15th Census of India 2011 has been conducted 15 times, As of 2011. It has been conducted every 10 years, beginning in 1871.

Census operations started in India long back during the period of the Maurya dynasty. It was systematized during the years 1865 to 1872, though it has been conducted uninterruptedly from the year 1881 being a trustworthy resource of information.

 

As per the provisional Census report published by the Census of India, Ministry of Home Affairs on 31st Mar., 2011, total population in India increased to 1.21 billion.

 

 

When was the first census in India held?

The census of India is organised every 10 years, hence called decennial. It is the primary source of information about the demographic characteristics of the population of India. This is the15th Census of India 2011 and the 7th Census of Independent India-2011 was started on 1st April 2010 with President Smt.Pratibha Patil being the first citizen to be accounted. The motto of Census 2011 – ‘Our Census, Our future’. The cost of the Census was estimated to be 22 Billion Rupees.

 

Density
Indian density of population has increased from 324 people per sq km during Census 2001 to 382 people per sq. km. in 2011 Census. The state of Uttar Pradesh is said to be the most populous state of the Indian Republic and Lakshadweep being least populous.

 

Sex Ratio
As per Census 2011, India has got 940 females per every 1000 males. Among all the states and Union Territories of the nation, Pondicherry has got the highest sex ratio of 1038. 2011 Census has reported the lowest child sex ratio of 914 girl children per every 100 boy children.

 

Literacy
Literacy rate of a place is calculated based on the fact that how many among the total inhabitants are literate. A person is regarded as literate, in case, he or she is within the age group of 7 yrs or above and is capable of reading, writing and speaking in a particular language. Now, this Census 2011 calculated the country’s literacy rate in two different ways:

  • Crude literacy rate
  • Effective literacy rate

 

 

Sex ratio in India943
Highest sex ratio in stateKerala (1084)
Lowest sex ratio in stateHaryana (879)
Highest sex ratio in UTPondicherry (1037)
Lowest sex ratio in UTDaman and Diu (618)
Child (0-6 years) sex ratio914
Highest child (0-6) sex ratio in stateMizoram (971)
Lowest child (0-6) sex ratio in stateHaryana (830)

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                         Top Populous of the Country

1Uttar Pradesh19,98,12,341
2Maharashtra11,23,74,333
3Bihar10,40,99,452
4West Bengal9,12,76,115
5Andhra Pradesh8,45,80,777
          

Least Populous of the Country

1Lakshadweep64,473
2Daman and Diu2,43,247
3Dadra and Nagar Haveli3,43,709
4Andaman and Nicobar Islands3,80,581
5Sikkim6,10,577

 

 

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

Sex ratio in India943
Highest sex ratio in stateKerala (1084)
Lowest sex ratio in stateHaryana (879)
Highest sex ratio in UTPondicherry (1037)
Lowest sex ratio in UTDaman and Diu (618)
Child (0-6 years) sex ratio914
Highest child (0-6) sex ratio in stateMizoram (971)
Lowest child (0-6) sex ratio in stateHaryana (830)

 

 

Literacy Rate in India

Total Person Literacy Rate74%
Males82.14%
Females65.46%
Highest Literacy Rate in StateKerala (94%)
Lowest Literacy Rate in StateBihar (61.8%)
Hightest Literacy Rate in UTLakshadweep (91%)
Lowest Literacy Rate in UTDadra and Nagar Haveli (76.24%)

 

Here is the table of Male and female literacy rate

Literacy rate Male and Female India 2011 Census

STATES/UT

TOTAL LITERATES

MALE LITERATES

FEMALE LITERATES

TOTAL LITERACY RATE

MALE LITERACY RATE

FEMALE LITERACY RATE

INDIA

77,84,54,120

44,42,03,762

33,42,50,358

74.04

82.14

65.46

01

Jammu & Kashmir

72,45,053

43,70,604

28,74,449

68.74

78.26

58.01

02

Himachal Pradesh

51,04,506

27,91,542

23,12,964

83.78

90.83

76.60

03

Punjab

1,89,88,611

1,06,26,788

83,61,823

76.68

81.48

71.34

04

Chandigarh #

8,09,653

4,68,166

3,41,487

86.43

90.54

81.38

05

Uttarakhand

69,97,433

39,30,174

30,67,259

79.63

88.33

70.70

06

Haryana

1,69,04,324

99,91,838

69,12,486

76.64

85.38

66.77

07

NCT of Delhi #

1,27,63,352

72,10,050

55,53,302

86.34

91.03

80.93

08

Rajasthan

3,89,70,500

2,41,84,782

1,47,85,718

67.06

80.51

52.66

09

Uttar Pradesh

11,84,23,805

7,04,79,196

4,79,44,609

69.72

79.24

59.26

10

Bihar

5,43,90,254

3,27,11,975

2,16,78,279

63.82

73.39

53.33

11

Sikkim

4,49,294

2,53,364

1,95,930

82.20

87.29

76.43

12

Arunachal Pradesh

7,89,943

4,54,532

3,35,411

66.95

73.69

59.57

13

Nagaland

13,57,579

7,31,796

6,25,783

80.11

83.29

76.69

14

Manipur

18,91,196

10,26,733

8,64,463

79.85

86.49

73.17

15

Mizoram

8,47,592

4,38,949

4,08,643

91.58

93.72

89.40

16

Tripura

28,31,742

15,15,973

13,15,769

87.75

92.18

83.15

17

Meghalaya

18,17,761

9,34,091

8,83,670

75.48

77.17

73.78

18

Assam

1,95,07,017

1,07,56,937

87,50,080

73.18

78.81

67.27

19

West Bengal

6,26,14,556

3,45,08,159

2,81,06,397

77.08

82.67

71.16

20

Jharkhand

1,87,53,660

1,11,68,649

75,85,011

67.63

78.45

56.21

21

Orissa

2,71,12,376

1,53,26,036

1,17,86,340

73.45

82.40

64.36

22

Chhattisgarh

1,55,98,314

89,62,121

66,36,193

71.04

81.45

60.59

23

Madhya Pradesh

4,38,27,193

2,58,48,137

1,79,79,056

70.63

80.53

60.02

24

Gujarat

4,19,48,677

2,39,95,500

1,79,53,177

79.31

87.23

70.73

25

Daman & Diu

1,88,974

1,24,911

64,063

87.07

91.48

79.59

26

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

2,28,028

1,44,916

83,112

77.65

86.46

65.93

27

Maharashtra

8,25,12,225

4,62,94,041

3,62,18,184

82.91

89.82

75.48

28

Andhra Pradesh

5,14,38,510

2,87,59,782

2,26,78,728

67.66

75.56

59.74

29

Karnataka

4,10,29,323

2,28,08,468

1,82,20,855

75.60

82.85

68.13

30

Goa

11,52,117

6,20,026

5,32,091

87.40

92.81

81.84

31

Lakshadweep

52,914

28,249

24,665

92.28

96.11

88.25

32

Kerala

2,82,34,227

1,37,55,888

1,44,78,339

93.91

96.02

91.98

33

Tamil Nadu

5,24,13,116

2,83,14,595

2,40,98,521

80.33

86.81

73.86

34

Puducherry

9,66,600

5,02,575

4,64,025

86.55

92.12

81.22

35

Andaman & Nicobar Islands #

2,93,695

1,64,219

1,29,476

86.27

90.11

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