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2011 Population Census of India



The 15th Indian National census was conducted in two phases, houselisting and population enumeration. Houselisting phase began on April 1, 2010 and involved collection of information about all buildings.

The second population enumeration phase was conducted between 9 to 28 February 2011. Census has been conducted in India since 1872 and 2011 marks the first time biometric information was collected.

According to the provisional reports released on March 31, 2011, the Indian population increased to 1.21 billion with a decadal growth of 17.64%.

Adult literacy rate increased to 74.04% with a decadal growth of 9.21%.

The cost of the was in the region of 2,200 crore (US$490.6 million) – this comes to less than $ 0.5 per person, well below the estimated world average of $4.6 per person.

Important Points
Population Growth Rate for period(2001 - 11) - 17.64%

Density of Population - 382 / sqKm

Most Populous State - Uttar Pradesh.

Least Populous State - Sikkim

Most Populous Union Territory - Delhi.

Least Populous Union Territory - Lakshadweep

Most Densely Populated State - Bihar ( 1102 / Square Kilometer )

Least Densely Populated State - Arunachal Pradesh ( 17 / Square Kilometer )

India's Sex Ratio - 940

State with highest sex ratio  - Kerala.

State with Lowest sex ratio State - Haryana. 

Literacy Rate - 74.04%

State with highest Literacy Rate - Kerala. ( 93.91% )

State with Lowest Literacy Rate - Bihar ( 63.82%)

Census report

Population
Total 1,210,193,422
Males 623,724,248
Females 586,469,174

Literacy
Total 74.04%
Males 82.14%
Females 65.46%
Density of population per km2 382
Sex ratio per 1000 males 940 females
Child Sex ratio (0-6 age group) per 1000 males 914 females

Literacy
Any one above age 7 who can read and write in any language with an ability to understand was considered a literate. In censuses before 1991, children below the age 5 were treated as illiterates.

Effective literacy rate increased to a total of 74.04% with 82.14% of the males and 65.46% of the females being literate.

Census year Total (%) Male (%) Female (%)
1901 5.35 9.83 0.60
1911 5.92 10.56 1.05
1921 7.16 12.21 1.81
1931 9.5 15.59 2.93
1941 16.1 24.9 7.3
1951 16.67 24.95 7.93
1961 24.02 34.44 12.95
1971 29.45 39.45 18.69
1981 36.23 46.89 24.82
1991 42.84 52.74 32.17
2001 64.83 75.26 53.67
2011 74.04 82.14 65.46
  • The table lists the "crude literacy rate" in India from 1901 to 2011.

Last updated on: 30/09/2019

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