Census of India 2011


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.

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

_______________________________________  No. of Administrative Units in Census 2011     
States/Union Territories  – 35
Total Districts                – 640
Sub-districts                  – 5,924
Towns                           – 7,936
Villages                         – 6.41 lakh

Density of Population (persons per sq. km)

Density of population in India  – 382  
Highest Density in state   – Delhi (11297)       
Lowest  Density in state   – Arunachal                                          Pardesh (17)
SEX RATIO (females per 1,000 males)

Sex-ratio in India               –  940  
Child (0-6yrs.) 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)

Decadal Population Growth 2001-2011 facts

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

• Percentage growth in 2001-2011 is 17.64 in 
  comparison to 21.15 per cent in 2001;
  males 17.19 and females 18.12.

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

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

Population as on 1st March 2011 at 00:00 hrs

                                Total                    Literacy Rate
Persons    :   1,210,193,422           74.04%
Males       :      623,724,248           82.14%
Females   :      586,469,174           65.46%
Child(0-6)  :      158,789,270              ——
The total number of children in the age-group 0-6 is 158.8 million. 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. 
Five Largest Populus 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 Populus State  : Uttar pardesh
Five Least Populus 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 Populus UTs  : Lakshadweep
Decadal Literacy Growth 2001-20011
• 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%.

• The state of Kerala has the highest literacy rate 
   93.11%, whereas Bihar has the lowest 63.82%.

   Some facts of Census 2011:

    •  Census 2011 mascot is a female enumerator (who everybody would identify as the school 
        teacher next door). 

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

    • The absolute addition is slightly lower than the population of Brazil, the fifth most populous 
       country in the world.

    • The population of India, at 1210.2 million, is almost equal to the combined population of U.S.A., 
       Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together (1214.3 million)

    • The percentage decadal growth during 2001-2011 has registered the sharpest decline since 
      Independence – a decrease of 3.90 percentage points from 21.54 to 17.64 percent 

      • Of the total population, 623.7 million are males and 586.5 million are females.

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

      • The combined population of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra is bigger than that of the US.

      • While Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Puducherry has the highest population growth rate of about
       55 percent, Nagaland has the lowest -0.47 percent.

     • The density of population is highest in Delhi, followed by Chandigarh.

      • The report said that Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar and Gujarat show decline in sex ratio while 29 
      states show an increase. 

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

      • The report further said that the 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 per cent.

Total expenditure and materials used :
   • Cost Rs. 2200 crore 
   • Cost per person Rs. 18.33 
   • No. of Census Functionaries  2.7 million
   • No. of Languages in which Schedules were canvassed 16
   • No. of Languages in which Training Manuals prepared 18
   • No. of Schedules Printed  340 million 
   • No. of Training Manuals Printed 5.4 million
   • Paper  Utilised 12,000 MTs 
   • Material Moved 10,500 MTs

  The unemployment rate in India is estimated at
  9.4 percent or 94 persons out of 1000 persons 
  in the labour force for the fixed reference period
  of FY 2009-10, according to employment-unemp
  loyment survey by the Labour Bureau under the 
  Labour and Employment Ministry.From 1983 until
  2000, India’s Unemployment Rate averaged 7.20 
  percent reaching an historical high of 8.30 percent 
  in December of 1983
                                                                                      2. POVERTY  RATE
                                                                                As per the findings of Tendulkar Committee
                                                                                on Poverty , India’s poverty rate is estimated 
                                                                                at 37.2% of the total population, rather than a
                                                                                figure of 27.5% used previously. This implies 
                                                                                an increase in the number of BPL households 
                                                                                from 65.2 million to almost 80 million. 

  India ranks 67 on the Global Hunger Index 2010, 
  conducted by the International Food Policy 
  Research Institute (IFPRI) among 88 nations.
  India may be the second fastest growing economy 
  in the world, but it fares far worse than lesser deve-
  oped countries such as Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  in the neighbourhood, when it comes to taking care of 
  its malnourished children. India is home to 42% of the
  underweight children under the age of five year in the

                                                                                   4. HOUSING / SLUM PROBLEM
                                                                                   As per the report of Pranab Sen Committee
                                                                                   constituted to look in to various aspects of 
                                                                                   slum cesnus, country’s slum population had
                                                                                   grown by 17.8 million people in the last
                                                                                   decade.The committee projected the slum 
                                                                                   population in 2011 at 93.06 million, up from
                                                                                   75.26 million in 2001 as per the new definition
                                                                                   poverty. The 2001 census figures pegged the 
                                                                                   slum population at  52.40 million. 
    Poverty combined with escalating population has placed 
    undue pressure on the forests as they are being cut down
    without any remorse. Some other effects of population 
    tsunami  on surrounding environment (directly or indirectly) 
    are given here :
     • Air Pollution
     • Water Pollution
     • Noise Polltuion
     • Deforestration which further responsible for :
           global warming,decreased biodiversity, soil erosion,
           reduce rainfall, desertification, flooding, removal of
           habitats for animal, removal of topsoil.


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

    Percentage growth in literacy during 2001-2011 
                    Overall persons in country    :  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.

Source :http://censusindia.gov.in                                                              Post created by – Narender Jangra

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