Census 2011

There could be millions of fact-figures related to census based on various permutation and combinations. But we are not statisticians so in this article I have compiled data related to frequently asked questions in aptitude exams.
  • In India Census is done every 10 years. Knowing the demographic data of the country helps in framing right policies and optimum utilization of resources.
  • 1st census - 1872
  • 15th Census - 2011
                               

Total Population  (Male/Female)

 

2011

2001

Growth rate

Total

121 crore

103 crore

17.64%

Male

62.4 (51.54%)

53.2(52%)

17.19%

Female

58.6 (48.46%)

49.7(48%)

18.12%


Total Population  (Rural/Urban)

 

2011

2001

India

121

102.9

Rural

83.3 (69%)

74.3 (72%)

Urban

37.7 (31%)

28.6 (28%)


For the first time since Independence, the absolute increase in population is more in urban areas than that in rural areas.

Highest population

U P

19 Crore

Lowest population

Sikkim

6 Lakh


Related Article: Population Policy of India

Population density is defined as people living in per square km area. Population density of India is 382 (Census 2011).


Highest population density

Bihar

1102 per sq km

Lowest population density

Arunachal Pradesh

17 per sq km



Literacy: As per Census definition, a person aged seven and above who can both read and write with understanding in any language, is treated as literate. A person, who can only read but cannot write, is not literate. Census person simply asks if he/she is literate, based on the response YES/NO, a person is counted literate/illiterate.

Literacy

 

2011

2001

Difference

Total

74.04

64.83

9.21

Male

82.1

75.3

6.8

Female

65.5

53.7

11.8


Highest Literacy

Kerala

93.90%

Lowest Literacy

Bihar

63.80%


Highest female literacy

Kerala

Lowest female literacy

Rajasthan



Sex Ratio: Sex Ratio is a tool to determine gender equity of the population. In India, sex ratio is defined as the number of females per 1000 males.

Sex Ratio

2011

2001

Difference

940

933

+7


Child Sex Ratio: Child sex ratio is defined as the number of females per 1000 males in (0-6) age group. Changes in Child Sex Ratio reflects socio-economic and cultural patterns of the society, especially its attitude towards the girl child.


Child sex ratio is better in Rural areas (919) compare to Urban areas(902), however it is less than 2001 census in both the areas.

Child Sex Ratio

2011

2001

Difference

914

927

-13




Lowest CSR

Haryana

830

Highest CSR

Chattisgarh

964


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  Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 8:25 AM under   Misc GK