Important Highlights of the Census- 2011

Key Highlights from the census of 2011 

Whenever the question is asked about any specific data like population, education, poverty etc. We are always suggested looking up to the data provided by the Census of India. Till now, the Census has been conducted for almost 15 times on an interval of every 10 years. Collection of data in the form of Census begun in 1872 covering enormous data related to demography, economy, and society.

Why the Census is Important?

Census keeps you updated. It is also very important from the examination point of view. Today, we are going to provide the data in its simplest form and categorized way as per the Census 2011.

Some Important Facts about Census 2011

  1. Census 2011 is the 7th Census of free and Independent India.
  2. Union Home Secretary GK Pillai and Register General of India C Chandramouli released the Census 2011on 31st March in New Delhi.

3. Our Census Our Future’ was the motto of Census 2011.

  1. The estimated cost of the Census was approximately INR2200 crore.
  2. The series of Census was unbroken since 1872 but the first ever complete Census was provided in 1881

Highlights of Census 2011

  1. India accounts for 17.5 % of the total world’s population is the second most populated country of the World.
  2.  The total population of India is 1,210,569,573 (1.21 Billion)
  3. The highest populous state is Uttar Pradesh.
  4. Most populated district of India is  Thane (Maharashtra) with a population of 1.10 crore.
  5. Most populated City in India is Mumbai (Maharastra) with a population of 1.24 crore.
  6. The least populous state is of Lakshadweep.
  7. The least populated district of India is Dibang Valley with a population of 7950.
  8. The least populated city of India is Kapurthala with a population of 99000.
  9. India recorded the overall sex ratio of 943.
  10. The state with the highest sex ratio in Kerala with 1084.
  11. The highest sex Ratio of 1176 females per 1000 males was recorded from the Mahe district of Puducherry
  12.  The city of Kozhikode of Kerala stands out for the highest sex ratio of 1093 females per 1000 males.
  13.  Haryana accounts for the lowest sex ratio state of 879.
  14. The lowest sex Ratio of 533 females per 1000 males was recorded from the district of Daman.
  15.  Bhiwandi city of Maharashtra has recorded the lowest sex ratio accounting 709 females per 1000 males.
  16.  The total rate of literacy is that of 74% in India.
  17.  The most literate state is Kerala with 94%.
  18.  The highest literacy rate of 98.76 % was recorded in the Serchhip district of Mizoram as well as Aizwal city of Mizoram.
  19.  The least literate state is Bihar with 61% literacy.
  20.  The least level of literacy i.e. 37.22 % was recorded in the Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
  21.  The least literate city is Sambhal of Uttar Pradesh with only 48% literacy rate.
  22.  The highest density of population with 37346 people per square kilometer was found in the North East Delhi.
  23.  The least density of 1 person per square kilometer was found in Dibang Valley
  24.   Mizoram accounted for the highest Child Sex Ratio (0-6) with 97scoresre whereas Haryana account for the lowest child sex ratio (0-6) with 830 score
  25.  India accounted for the 1.64% of annual average growth rate with Meghalaya (2.49%) at the top and Goa (0.79%) at the bottom.
  26.  India records the age structure with 36.5% Adolescents, 56.7% Adults and 6.8% old population.
  27. The Census collects, compiles, analyzes, and published the statistical data regarding the population of the country.

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