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Highlights of 15th Census of India - 2011

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Dear readers, here we are presenting you Highlights of Census 2011, as in SBI PO Exam some questions are asked recently from Census 2011 in 14 & 15 June in both shifts. So this will be helpful for those candidates who are going to appear in coming week for SBI PO Exam.

The provisional figures of India’s largest Census 2011 were released in New Delhi on 31st March 2011 by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai and RGI C Chandramouli.


The 15th Census of India and the seventh Census of Independent India-2011 was started on 1st April 2010 with President Pratibha Patil being the first citizen to be enumerated, followed by Vice President Hamid Ansari.

The estimated cost of the Census was 22 Billion Rupees. The motto of census 2011 was 'Our Census, Our future'.

Census 2011 is the 15 Census of India since 1872. Census 2011 was held in two phases:
i. Houselisting & Housing Census : (April to September 2010)
ii. Population Enumeration (9 th to 28 February 2011)

The population of the country as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 is 1210.19 million of which 623.7 million (51.54%) are males and 586.46 million (48.46%) are females.


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

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

ii. 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:

Five largest Populous State of the Country
1. Uttar Pradesh
19,95,81,477
2. Maharashtra
11,23,72,972
3. Bihar
10,38,04,637
4. West Bengal
9,13,47,736
5. Andhra Pradesh
8,46,65,533
Highest Populous State - Uttar Pradesh


Five least Populous State of the Country
1. Lakshadweep
64,429
2. Daman & Diu
2,42,911
3. D & N Haveli
3,42,853
4. A & N islands
3,79,944
5. Sikkim
6,07,688
Least Populous UT - LakshadweepSikkim is the least populous state.


Density of Population (person per sq km)
Density of Population in India
382


Highest Density in State
Delhi (11297)


Lowest Density in State
Arunachal Pradesh (17)


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Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)
Sex ratio in India
940
Child (0-6 years) sex ratio
914
Highest sex ratio in state
Kerala (1084)
Lowest sex ratio in UTs
Daman & Diu (618)


Highest child (0-6) sex ratio in state
Mizoram (971)
Lowest child (0-6) sex ratio in state
Haryana (830)



Literacy Rate in India
Total Person Literacy Rate
74%


Males
82.14%
Females
65.46%


Highest Literacy Rate in state
Kerala - 93.11%,
Lowest Literacy Rate in state
Bihar -  63.82%.



Note: i. This is the highest sex ratio recorded since Census 1971 and a shade lower than 1961. Increase in sex ratio is observed in 29 States/UTs.

ii. Literacy rate has gone up from 64.83 per cent in 2001 to 74.04 per cent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.21 percentage points.

iii. Uttar Pradesh (199.5 million) is the most populous State in the country – population is more than the population of Brazil.      

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Major-highlights-of-the-Census-2011/articleshow/7833854.cms
NEW DELHI: The population of the country as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 is 1210.19 million of which 623.7 million (51.54%) are males and 586.46 million (48.46%) are females. The provisional figures of Census 2011 were released in New Delhi on Thursday 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%) 

*During 2001-2011, as many as 25 States/UTs with a share of about 85% of the country's population registered an annual growth rate of less than 2% as compared to, 15 States/UTs with a share of about 42% during the period 1991-2001. 

*15 States/UTs have grown by less than 1.5 per cent per annum during 2001-2011, while the number of such States/UTs was only 4 during the previous decade. 

*The total number of children in the age-group 0-6 is 158.8 million (-5 million since 2001) 

*Twenty States and Union Territories now have over one million children in the age group 0-6 years. On the other extreme, there are five States and Union Territories in the country that are yet to reach the one hundred thousand mark. 

*Uttar Pradesh (29.7 million), Bihar (18.6 million), Maharashtra (12.8 million), Madhya Pradesh (10.5 million) and Rajasthan (10.5 million) constitute 52% children in the age group of 0-6 years. 

*Population (0-6 years) 2001-2011 registered minus (-)3.08 percent growth with minus (-)2.42 for males and -3.80 for females. 

*The proportion of Child Population in the age group of 0-6 years to total population is 13.1 percent while the corresponding figure in 2001 was 15.9 percent. The decline has been to the extent of 2.8 points. 

*Overall sex ratio at the national level has increased by 7 points to reach 940 at Census 2011 as against 933 in Census 2001. This is the highest sex ratio recorded since Census 1971 and a shade lower than 1961. Increase in sex ratio is observed in 29 States/UTs. 

*Three major States (J&K, Bihar & Gujarat) have shown decline in sex ratio as compared to Census 2001. 

*Kerala with 1084 has the highest sex ratio followed by Puducherry with 1038, Daman & Diu has the lowest sex ratio of 618. 

*Child sex ratio (0-6 years) is 914. Increasing trend in the child sex ratio (0-6) seen in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Mizoram and A&N Islands. In all remaining 27 States/UTs, the child sex ratio show decline over Census 2001. 
*Mizoram has the highest child sex ratio (0-6 years) of 971 followed by Meghalaya with 970. Haryana is at the bottom with ratio of 830 followed by Punjab with 846. 

*Literacy rate has gone up from 64.83 per cent in 2001 to 74.04 per cent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.21 percentage points. 

*Percentage growth in literacy during 2001-2011 is 38.82; males : 31.98% & females : 49.10%. 

*Literates constitute 74 per cent of the total population aged seven and above and illiterates form 26 per cent. 


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