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Indian Census 2011 Highlights – Summary

The Census 2011 is the 15th National census survey conducted by the Census Organization of India. Mr. C. Chandramouli is the Commissioner & Registrar General of the Indian 2011 Census. The Indian Census 2011 can be referred to as the seventh census operation after Indian independence. The 2011 Indian National Census has been conducted in 2 phases – House Listing and Population Enumeration. The national census survey covered all the 28 states of the country and 7 Union territories including 640 districts, 497 cities, 5767 tehsils & over 6 lakh villages.

Population Census 2011

According to the census reports of Indian Census 2011, the population of India is 1,210,854,977 with 623,270,258 males and 587,584,719 females. The Indian Population Census 2011 covered a number of parameters during the survey. These parameters include population, growth rate in population, rate of literacy, density of population, sex ratio and child sex ratio (0-6 years).

Indian Census 2011 Highlights – Important Points

  • The Census 2011 is the 15th National census survey (7th after Indian independence)
  • C. Chandramouli is the Commissioner & Registrar General of the Indian 2011 Census.
  • The motto of census 2011 was ‘Our Census, Our future’
  • Total population of India has reached to 121 crores.
  • It comprises 62.32 crores males and 58.75 crores females.
  • Population growth during the decade remained 17.7 percent.
  • Density of population per sq. km. has been 382 persons.
  • Sex ratio for females per 1000 males is 940 females.
  • Child sex ratio for females is 914 per 1000 males.
  • Literacy rate of India has gone up to 74.04 percent from previous figure of 64.83 percent.
POPULATION Total – 1,210,854,977
  Males – 623,270,258
Females – 587,584,719
LITERATES Literacy rate
  Total – 74.04%
Males – 82.14%
Females – 65.46%

All India Religion Census Data 2011

Religion Percentage
Hindu 79.80 %
Muslim 14.23 %
Christian 2.30 %
Sikh 1.72 %
Buddhist 0.70 %
Jain 0.37 %
Other Religion 0.66 %
Not Stated 0.24 %

Indian Census 2011 Highlights – Data Reports

Highest Population States

State Population
Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341
Maharashtra 112,374,333
Bihar 104,099,452
West Bengal 91,276,115
Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777

Highest Literacy Rate

State Literacy Rate
Kerala 94.00 %
Lakshadweep 91.85 %
Mizoram 91.33 %
Goa 88.70 %
Tripura 87.22 %

Most Populated Metros

Metropolitan Population
Mumbai 18,394,912
Delhi 16,349,831
Kolkata 14,035,959
Chennai 8,653,521
Bangalore 8,520,435

High Density State

State Density / Km2
Delhi 11,320
Chandigarh 9,258
Puducherry 2,547
Daman and Diu 2,191
Lakshadweep 2,149

Best Sex Ratio

State Sex Ratio
Kerala 1084
Puducherry 1037
Tamil Nadu 996
Andhra Pradesh 993
Chhattisgarh 991

High Growth Rate

State Pop Growth
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 55.88 %
Daman and Diu 53.76 %
Puducherry 28.08 %
Meghalaya 27.95 %
Arunachal Pradesh 26.03 %

States Census 2011 Highlights – Facts

  • According to Indian Census 2011, The most populated state in India is Uttar Pradesh with a population of 19.96 crores.
  • The least populated state in the country is Sikkim with a population of 60, 7688.
  • The census of Indian states 2011 reveals that Kerala is the highest literate state in the country with 93.91% of literacy rate.
  • Bihar is the least literate state with a literacy rate of 63.82%.
  • The Indian census 2011 state wise shows that Kerala represents the highest sex ratio with 1084 females per 1000 males while Haryana features the lowest sex ratio in India with just 877 women per 1000 males.

Districts Census 2011 Highlights

  • According to Indian Census 2011, Thane district of Maharashtra displays the highest population with a population figure of 1.11 crore.
  • Dibang valley district of Arunachal Pradesh displays the lowest population in the country with a population of 7,948.
  • Kurung Kumey of Arunachal Pradesh registered highest population growth rate of 111.01 percent.
  • Longleng district of Nagaland registered negative population growth rate of (-)58.39.
  • Mahe district of Puducherry has highest sex ratio of 1176 females per 1000 males.
  • The Jhajjar district in Haryana shows the least level of sex ratio: 774 females per 1000 males.
  • Daman district has lowest sex ratio of 533 females per 1000 males.
  • Serchhip district of Mizoram has highest literacy rate of 98.76 percent.
  • Koraput district in Orissa shows the least literacy level with a literacy rate of 49.87%.
  • Alirajpur of MP is the least literate district of India with figure of 37.22 percent only.
  • North East Delhi has the highest density with figure of 37346 persons per square kilometer.
  • Dibang Valley has the least density of 1 person per sq. km.

Cities Census 2011 Highlights

  • According to Indian Census 2011, Mumbai of Maharashtra comes up as the most populous city on the country with a population of 1.25 crores.
  • Nagda city in Uttar Pradesh features the least population figure in the country: 100,036.
  • The Indian city with the highest rate of literacy is Aizwal (Mizoram) with a literacy rate of 98.80%.
  • On the contrary, Rampur city in Uttar Pradesh is the Indian city with the lowest literacy level- the literacy rate in Rampur is 60.74%.
  • Kozhikode (Kerala) has the highest sex ratio with 1093 females per 1000 males.
  • Vapi city in Gujarat features the lowest sex ratio with 734 women per 1000 men.

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