Published On: Sun, Apr 3rd, 2011

India Census 2011 -Main Highlights

Census: India 1210 Million, Sex Ratio: 940, Literacy: 74.04%

* Country’s Population Reaches 1210 Million as Per Census 2011
* UP Remains Most Populous State With 199 Million
* Overall Sex Ratio Reaches 940 – 7 Points Increases Over 2001
* Literacy Rate Goes up to 74.04 Percent from 64.83 Percent

The population of the country as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 is 1210.19 million of which 63.72 million (51.54%) are males and 586.46 million (48.46%) are females. The provisional figures of Census 2011 were released in New Delhi today by Union Home Secretary Shri G.K.Pillai and RGI Shri C. Chandramouli.

The major highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures) are as under ;-

* The population of India has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011.

* Percentage growth in 2001-2011 is 17.64; males 17.19 and females 18.12.

* 2001-2011 is the first decade (with the exception of 1911-1921) which has actually added lesser population compared to the previous decade.

* Uttar Pradesh (199.5 million) is the most populous State in the country  followed by Maharashtra with 112 million.

* The percentage decadal growth rates of the six most populous States have declined during 2001-2011 compared to 1991-2001:

* –                      Uttar Pradesh (25.85% to 20.09%)
* –                      Maharashtra (22.73% to 15.99%)
* –                      Bihar (28.62% to 25.07%)
* –                      West Bengal (17.77 % to 13.93%)
* –                      Andhra Pradesh (14.59% to 11.10%)
* –                      Madhya Pradesh (24.26% to 20.30%)

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  1. reneey says:

    can u pls provide me full detail regarding cencus of uttarakhand state

  2. Raja says:

    In India Census 2011 Main Highlights Blog :

    the male provisional figures of male should be 623.73 million in stead of 63.72 million…

    Plz update the same..

    n u r requested pl provide me full data regarding rajasthan state..

    Regards,
    Raja

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