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Highlights of India census report 2011
Posted Date: 31-Mar-2011
This write-up helps you know about India population report 2011. After a tedious home-to- home counting of population by officers, teachers and others, Indian government has released the census report on March 31, 2011.
India population report 2011
- India's population has reached to 1.21 billion.
- There is an increase of 181 million people during 2010-11.
- The growth rate of population is reduced in this 15th census data. The growth rate is 17.64% while 1991-2001 has 21.15%.
- Population comprises of 623.7 million men.
- Females are 586.5 million in the population of 1.21 billion.
- Indians percentage in world population is 17.5%.
- Uttar Pradesh has 199 million people and topped in population consisting states.
- Lakshadweep is least populated with 64,429 when states and Union Territories are taken in account.
- Sex ratio: 914:1000. This confirms again less preference and discrimination towards girl-child.
- Literacy rate has gone up to 74. 04% in 2011 census report. Literacy rate for 1991-2001 is 64.83%. There seems an increase in 9.21% in literacy. This is a good sign for India.
Largest populated states according to 2011 report
1. Uttar Pradesh- It consists of sixteen percent of total population of India.
2. Maharashtra – It consists of nine percentage of total population of India.
3. Bihar - It consists of nine percentage of total population of India.
4. West Bengal – It consists of eight percentage of total population of India.
5. Andhra Pradesh - It consists of seven percentage of total population of India. To know more details, visit
Andhra Pradesh population report 2011
Significant issues in Indian population report 2011
- Population growth rate is decreased.
- Literacy rate is increased.
- Female sex ratio is decreased from 933 in 1991-2001 to 914 in 2001-11.
Population controlling India
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03 Apr 2011
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Guest Author: arka 12 Jan 2012
your report is not completely flawless as indian government yet not published the final census report of 2011 but only provisional census report has been declared . You should have been mentioned that.
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