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20 Important Facts about the Census 2011 of India

01-JUL-2016 12:16

    The Indian Census is the most credible source of information on Demography (Population characteristics), Economic Activity, Literacy and Education, Housing & Household Amenities, Urbanization, Fertility and Mortality, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Language, Religion, Migration, Disability and many other socio-cultural and demographic data since 1872.

    Census 2011 will be the 15th National Census of the Country. This is the only source of primary data in the village ,town and ward level. It provides valuable information for planning and formulation policies for Central and the State Governments and is widely used by National and International Agencies, Scholars, business people, industrialists, and many more.

    Some crucial facts about the census 2011 are as follows:

    1. No of states/UTs

    35

    2. No of districts

    640 (47 increased from 2001)

    3. No of towns

    7,933 (2772 increased from 2001)

    4. No of villages

    6,40,930 (2342 increased from 2001)

    5. Total population

    1,21,05,69,573 (68.8% urban & 31.2% rural )

    6. Child Sex Ratio (0- 6 year)

    919 (Rural- 923 & Urban-905)

    7. Sex Ratio

    940 females/1000 males

    8. Density of population

    382 Person/ KM2

    9. Decadal population growth from 2001 to 2011

    17.64%

    10. Literacy rate

    74.04% of total population

    11. India have total population of the world

    17.5%

    12. India’s population is now bigger than the combined  population of

    USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    13. The Union Territory of Lakshadweep is the least populated

    64,429 persons

    14. Top five literate states are…

    1. Kerala - 94.00 %

    2. Lakshadweep - 91.85 %

    3. Mizoram - 91.33 %

    4. Goa - 88.70 %

    5. Tripura - 87.22 %

    15. Highest sex ratio _ Top five states

    1. Kerala - 1084

    2. Puducherry - 1037

    3. Tamil Nadu  - 996

    4. Andhra Pradesh - 993

    5. Chhattisgarh  - 991

    16. Lowest sex ratio _ Top five states

    1. Daman and Diu - 618    

    2. Dadra & Nagar Haveli - 774

    3. Chandigarh - 818

    4. Delhi - 868

    5. Andaman & Nicobar Islands - 876

    17. Top five highly dense union territories

    1. Delhi - 11,320

    2. Chandigarh - 9,258  

    3. Puducherry - 2,547  

    4. Daman and Diu - 2,191    

    5. Lakshadweep - 2,149

    18. Top four highly dense states

    1. Bihar - 1,106

    2. West Bengal - 1,028  

    3. Kerala - 860  

    4. Uttar Pradesh - 829

    19. Top four highly populated states in India

    1. Uttar Pradesh - 199,281,477 (16.49%)

    2. Maharashtra - 112,372,972 (9.28%)

    3. Bihar - 103,804,637 (8.58%)

    4. West Bengal - 91,347,736 (7.55%)

    20. Top five least populated union territories in India

    1. Chandigarh - 1,054,686 (0.09%)

    2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 379,944(0.03%)

    3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli - 342,853(0.03%)

    4. Daman and Diu - 242,911(0.02%)

    5. Lakshadweep - 64,429 (0.01%)

     

     

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