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Provisional Population Totals for Census:
 

 

FIGURES AT A GLANCE – INDIA
POPULATIONPersons
1,21,01,93,422
Males
62,37,24,248
Females
58,64,69,174
DECADAL POPULATION GROWTH 2001-2011
Absolute
Percentage
Persons
18,14,55,986
17.64
Males
9,15,01,158
17.19
Females
8,99,54,828
18.12
DENSITY OF POPULATION
(per sq. km.)
382
SEX RATIO
(females per 1000 males)
940
POPULATION IN
THE AGE GROUP 0-6
Absolute
Percentage to
total
population
Persons
15,87,89,287
13.12
Males
8,29,52,135
13.30
Females
7,58,37,152
12.93
LITERATES
Absolute
Literacy rate
Persons
77,84,54,120
74.04
Males
44,42,03,762
82.14
Females
33,42,50,358
65.46
  • Uttar Pradesh (200 million) is the most populous State in the country – population is more than the population of Brazil.
  • Top 5 States/UTs

Uttar Pradesh 19,95,81,477
Maharashtra 11,23,72,972
Bihar 10,38,04,637
West Bengal 9,13,47,736
Andhra Pradesh 8,46,65,533

  • Overall Sex ratio at the National level has increased by 7 points since Census 2001 to reach 940 at Census 2011.
  • The gap of 21.59 percentage points recorded between male and female literacy rates in 2001 Census has reduced to 16.68 % points in 2011.
  • Ten States and Union Territories viz., Kerala, Lakshadweep, 47 Mizoram, Tripura, Goa, Daman & Diu, Puducherry,Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands have achieved literacy rate of above 85 per cent, the target set by the Planning Commission to be achieved by 2011-2012.
Source: http://www.censusindia.gov.in
 
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