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What is the Child Sex Ratio in Indian states as per Census-2011?

02-APR-2018 17:02
    Child sex ratio India-2011

    The Child Sex Ratio is defined as the number of females per 1000 males in the age group 0–6 years. In the census 2001 the child sex ratio of India was 927 which declined to 919 in the census 2011. As per the census 2011, Arunachal Pradesh has the highest child sex ratio among the Indian states i.e. 972 while Haryana has the lowest child sex ratio i.e.834 per thousand males.
    Among the Union Territories of India; Andaman and Nicobar Islands has the highest child sex ratio i.e.968 per thousand males.

    Child Sex Ratio of all Indian states is given below;

    State/UTs

    Child Sex Ratio (0-6)

     

    Census-2001

    Census-2011

       INDIA

    927

    919

     1. Jammu & Kashmir

    941

    862

     2. Himachal Pradesh

    896

    909

     3. Punjab

    798

    846

     4. Chandigarh

    845

    880

     5. Uttarakhand

    908

    890

     6. Haryana

    819

    834

     7. NCT of Delhi

    868

    871

     8. Rajasthan

    909

    888

     9. Uttar Pradesh

    916

    902

     10. Bihar

    942

    935

     11. Sikkim

    963

    957

     12. Arunachal Pradesh

    964

    972

     13. Nagaland

    964

    943

     14. Manipur

    957

    936

     15. Mizoram

    964

    970

     16. Tripura

    966

    957

     17. Meghalaya

    973

    970

     18. Assam

    965

    962

     19. West Bengal

    960

    956

     20. Jharkhand

    965

    948

     21. Odisha

    953

    941

     22. Chhattisgarh

    975

    969

     23. Madhya Pradesh

    932

    918

     24. Gujarat

    883

    890

     25. Daman & Diu

    926

    904

     26. Dadra & Nagar  Haveli

    979

    926

     27. Maharashtra

    913

    894

     28. Andhra Pradesh

    961

    939

     29. Karnataka

    946

    948

     30. Goa

    938

    942

     31. Lakshadweep

    959

    911

     32. Kerala

    960

    964

     33. Tamil Nadu

    942

    943

     34. Puducherry

    967

    967

     35. A. & N. Islands

    957

    968

    Source: Census-2011

    From the above table it can be concluded that the child sex ratio in India has decreased between 2001 to 2011. There are so many reasons behind the reduction in the child sex ratio in India. One of the main reasons behind this menace is the preference of the society for the male child instead of a girl. Some other reasons include; sons will look after parents in old age, exorbitant dowry demand, men are the bread earners and son can perform the last rites and look after the parents etc.

    Census 2011: Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio in India Since 1901 to 2011

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