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The major highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures)


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The major highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures) are as under:
  1. The population of India has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011
  2. 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
  1. Maharashtra
11,23,72,972
  1. 3. Bihar
10,38,04,637
  1. 4. West Bengal
9,13,47,736
  1. Andhra Pradesh
8,46,65,533
Highest Populous State – Uttar Pradesh
Five least Populous State of the Country
  1. Lakshadweep
64,429
  1. Daman & Diu
2,42,911
  1. 3. D & N Haveli
3,42,853
  1. 4. A & N islands
3,79,944
  1. Sikkim
6,07,688
Least Populous UT – LakshadweepSikkim is the least populous state.
Density of Population (person per sq km)
Density of Population in India382
Highest Density in StateDelhi (11297)
Lowest Density in StateArunachal Pradesh (17)
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)
Sex ratio in India940
Child (0-6 years) sex ratio914
Highest sex ratio in stateKerala (1084)
Lowest sex ratio in UTsDaman & Diu (618)
Highest child (0-6) sex ratio in stateMizoram (971)
Lowest child (0-6) sex ratio in stateHaryana (830)
Literacy Rate in India
Total Person Literacy Rate74%
Males82.14%
Females65.46%
Highest Literacy Rate in stateKerala – 93.11%,
Lowest Literacy Rate in stateBihar –  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.
Important Points to Remember :
This was the 15th Census of India (7th Census after Independence).
1. Slogan – Our census, Our Future
2. Present Registrar General and Census
3. Commissioner – C. Chandra Mouli
4. India’s 1st Census – 1872
5. 2011 Census is – 15th Census
6. Total Population – 1,21,01,93,422
7. India’s Rank in population – 2nd with 17.5% (1st China with 19%)
8. Most Populous State – Uttar Pradesh
9. Least Populous State – Sikkim
10. Most Literate State – Kerala (93.9%)
11. Least Literate State – Bihar (63.82%)
12. National Sex Ratio – Female : Male (940 : 1000)
13. Highest Sex Ratio (State) – Kerala (1084 : 1000)
14. Lowest Sex Ratio (State) – Haryana
15. Highest Sex Ratio (UT) – Puducherry
16. Least Sex Ratio (UT) – Damn & Dayyu (61 : 1000)
17. Literacy of Male – 82.14%
18. Literacy of Female – 74.04%
19. Population Growth Rate – 17.64%
20. Highest fertility Rate – Meghalaya
21. Most literate union territory – Lakshadweep (92.2%)
22. Least literate Union Territory – Dadra Nagar & Haweli
23. Most Literate District – Serechhip (Mizoram)
24. Least Literate District – Dadra Naga & Haveli
25. Highest Density of Population – Bihar (1102 sq.km)
26. Lowest Density of Population – Arunachal Pradesh (17)
27. Total number of districts – 640
28. Highest Populous District – Thane (Mumbai)
29. 100% Literacy District – Palakkad (Kerala)
30. 100% Banking State – Kerala
31. 100% Banking District – Palakkad (Kerala)
32. Density of Population in India – 382 sq. km
33. Increase in population (during 2001-2011) – 181 million
The major highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures) Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 12:07:00 PM Rating: 5

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