Population Census 2011 - At a Glance (PDF Version)

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Population Census 2011 - At a Glance

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 2011 Indian National Census has been conducted in 2 phases - house listing and population. 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.

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Our Census, Our Future

Highlights of Population Census 2011


1. It has been concluded after every 10 years, beginning in 1871.
2. Census 2011 was the 15th Census of India and 7th Census after independence.
3. 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.
4. The estimated cost of the Census was 22 Billion Rupees.
5. Census 2011 was held in two phases:

  • i. Houselisting & Housing Census : (April to September 2010)
  • ii. Population Enumeration (9 th to 28 February 2011)
6. The population of the country as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 is 1210.19 million of which 623.7 million (51.54%) are males and 586.46 million (48.46%) are females.

Highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures)


1. The population of India has increased by more than 181 million during the decade
2001-2011.
2. Total Population - 1,21,01,93,422.
3. India's Rank in population - 2nd with 17.5% (1st China with 19%)
4. Uttar Pradesh (199.5 million) is the most populous State in the country followed by Maharashtra with 112 million.
5. Five largest Populous State of the Country

  • a. Uttar Pradesh - 19,95,81,477
  • b. Maharashtra - 11,23,72,972
  • c. Bihar - 10,38,04,637
  • d. West Bengal - 9,13,47,736
  • e. Andhra Pradesh - 8,46,65,533
6. Five least Populous State of the Country

  • a. Lakshadweep - 64,429
  • b. Daman & Diu - 2,42,911
  • c. D & N Haveli - 3,42,853
  • d. A & N islands - 3,79,944
  • e. Sikkim - 6,07,688
7. Least Populous State – Sikkim
8. Density of Population in India - 382 sq. km

  • a. Highest Density in State - Delhi (11297)
  • b. Lowest Density in State - Arunachal Pradesh (17)
9. National Sex Ratio - Female : Male (940 : 1000)

  • a. Highest Sex Ratio (State) - Kerala (1084 : 1000)
  • b. Lowest Sex Ratio (State) - Haryana
  • c. Highest Sex Ratio (UT) - Puducherry
  • d. Least Sex Ratio (UT) - Damn & Diu (61 : 1000)
10. Child (0-6 years) National sex ratio - Female : Male (914:1000)

  • a. Highest child (0-6) sex ratio in state - Mizoram (971)
  • b. Lowest child (0-6) sex ratio in state - Haryana (830)
11. Literacy Rate in India - 74%

  • a. Literacy of Males - 82.14%
  • b. Literacy of Females - 65.46%
  • c. Highest Literacy Rate in state Kerala - 93.11%,
  • d. Lowest Literacy Rate in state Bihar - 63.82%.
  • e. Most literate Union territory - Lakshadweep (92.2%)
  • f. Least literate Union Territory - Dadra Nagar & Haweli
  • g. Most Literate District - Serechhip (Mizoram)
  • h. Least Literate District - Dadra Naga & Haveli
  • i. 100% Literacy District - Palakkad (Kerala)
12. Population Growth Rate - 17.64%
13. Highest fertility Rate - Meghalaya
14. Total number of districts - 640
15. Highest Populous District - Thane (Mumbai)


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