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What is the Child Sex Ratio in Indian states as per Census-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.
Apr 2, 2018 17:02 IST
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Child sex ratio India-2011
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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