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.
The major highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures) are as under:
*The population of India has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011.
2) %age growth in 2001-2011 is 17.64; males 17.19 and females 18.12.
*2001-2011 is the first decade (with the exception of 1911- 1921---GREAT DEPRESSION) which has actually added lesser population compared to the previous decade.
3) *Uttar Pradesh (199.5 million) is the most populous State in the country followed by Maharashtra with 112 million.
Some of the highlights
Ø Slogan - Our census, Our Future
Ø India's 1st Census - 1872
Ø 2011 Census is - 15th Census
Ø Total Population - 1,21,01,93,422
Ø India's Rank in population - 2nd with 17.5% (1st China
Ø Most Populous State - Uttar Pradesh
Ø Least Populous State - Sikkim
Ø Most Literate State - Kerala (93.9%)
Ø Least Literate State - Bihar (63.82%)
Ø National Sex Ratio - Female : Male (940 : 1000)
Ø Highest Sex Ratio (State) - Kerala (1084 : 1000)
Ø Lowest Sex Ratio (State) - Haryana
Ø Highest Sex Ratio (UT) - Puducherry
Ø Least Sex Ratio (UT) - Damn & Dayyu (61 : 1000)
Ø Literacy of Male - 82.14%
Ø Literacy of Female - 65.46%
Ø Population Growth Rate - 17.64%
Ø Highest fertility Rate - Meghalaya
Ø Most literate union territory - Lakshadweep (92.2%)
Ø Least literate Union Territory - Dadra Nagar & Haweli
Ø Most Literate District - Serechhip (Mizoram)
Ø Least Literate District - Dadra Naga & Haveli
Ø Highest Density of Population - Bihar (1102 sq.km)
Ø Lowest Density of Population - Arunachal Pradesh (17)
Ø Total number of districts - 640
Ø Highest Populous District - Thane (Mumbai)
Ø 100% Literacy District - Palakkad (Kerala)
Ø 100% Banking State - Kerala
Ø 100% Banking District - Palakkad (Kerala)
Ø Density of Population in India - 382 sq. km
Ø Increase in population (during 2001-2011) - 181 million
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