List of Indian states on the basis of sex ratio

Sex ratio is defined as the number of females per thousand males. Sex ratio in an important social indicator to measure the extent of prevailing equality between the males and females in a society at a given point of time. As per the census 2011 the sex ratio in India is 943 per 1000 males which was 933 in the previous census 2001.
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Sex ratio in Indias states census 2011
Sex ratio in Indias states census 2011

Sex ratio defined as the number of females per thousand males. Sex ratio in an important social indicator to measure the extent of prevailing equality between the males and females in a society at a given point of time.

In India, the number of women has always been less as compared to the men. In the beginning of the 20th century; India had sex ratio of 972, which continued to decline till 1941. It is good to known that sex ratio in India has improved 10 points in census of 2011 as compared to census of 2001.

As per the census 2011 the sex ratio in India is 943 per 1000 males which was 933 in the previous census 2001.

Let us know in detail that what is the status of sex ratio in all the states and union territories of India;

State/ Union Territory

Sex Ratio (2011)

Sex Ratio (2001)

 1. Kerala

 

1084

 1,058

 2. Puducherry

1037

 1,001

 3. Tamil Nadu

996

 987

 4. Andhra Pradesh

993

 978

 5 . Chhattisgarh

991

 989

 6. Meghalaya

989

 972

 7. Manipur

985

 974

 8. Telangana

985

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 9. Odisha

979

 972

 10. Mizoram

976

 935

 11. Goa

973

 961

 12. Karnataka

973

 965

 13. Himachal Pradesh

972

 968

 14. Uttarakhand

963

 962

 15. Tripura

960

 948

 16. Assam

958

 935

 17. West Bengal

950

 934

 18. Jharkhand

948

 941

 19. Lakshadweep

946

 948

 20. Arunachal Pradesh

938

 993

 21. Nagaland

931

 900

 22. Madhya Pradesh

931

 919

 23. Maharashtra

929

 922

 24. Rajasthan

928

 921

 25. Gujarat

919

 920

 26. Bihar

918

 919

 27. Uttar Pradesh

912

 898

 28. Punjab

895

 876

 29. Sikkim

890

 875

 30. Jammu and Kashmir

889

 892

 31. Haryana

879

 861

 32. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

876

 846

 33. Delhi

868

 821

 34. Chandigarh

818

 777

 35. Dadra and Nagar Haveli

774

 812

 36. Daman and Diu

618

 710

 Total average (India)

            943

 933

Source: census 2011

From the above table these conclusions can be drawn;

1. At present, the lowest sex ratio in India is in Haryana, where sex ratio is only 879 whereas the highest sex ratio is in Kerala (1084).

2.  If we talk about the sex ratio in the union territories; Puducherry has highest sex ratio of 1037 while Daman and Diu has lowest sex ratio (618) among all the union territories of India.

3. Position of the bottom five is occupied by the five Union Territories of India i.e. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

4. Puducherry and Lakshadweep are the only two union territories which have sex ratio of more than 900 females per thousand males.

The falling sex ratio of Indian states is a cause of concern for the policy makers of the country. The government of India is trying to fill up this gap as soon as possible. That is the reason that the Indian government has dispersed the coverage of the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” plan in all districts of the country. We are hopeful that very soon the positive results of this plan will be in front of everyone.

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