It is the land of breathtakingly beautiful sunrises between skyrocketing mountains, sparkling rivers, lakes, and ample of snow. It is the Arunachal Pradesh; the vast expanse of rolling plains, hills, and beautiful water bodies at the far eastern edge of India. India shows diversity in every aspect, including its population distribution. Arunachal Pradesh is the Indian state with the least population density, with just over 13 lacs of people living in the vast area of over 80,000 kilometers square. The population density of Arunachal Pradesh is even less than 20 people per kilometer square of area, according to Arunachal census of 2011. Population growth rate is more than 25% here, but has shown decrement since the last census.
Literacy in this state however is far more disappointing. With only over 60% of literate citizens, it is one of the two states in India having lowest literacy. On the positive side, the literacy has increased since the last survey by more than 10%. Additionally, the increase in female literacy is greater than that in males. Though large in size, the state of Arunachal has far less area urbanized; making most of the population lives in rural areas. Whatever small urban areas exist, the gender ratio found in those is dissatisfactory, whereas the sex ratio in villages shows above 900 females per 1000 males.
As vibrant is the land, so are the people living in it. Arunachal population speaks above 50 dialects in total owing to the cultural diversity. Yet, the official language is English. The state capital is Itanagar. Some other major cities like Bomdila, Bhismaknagar, and Bhalukpong are worth visiting. Numerous tribes reside in the state each following their own cultures and ceremonies. Owing to wide tourism opportunities due to the Buddhist monasteries and cultural fests, the state has been gradually progressing.
Arunachal Pradesh Table Data
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Arunachal Pradesh Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Arunachal Pradesh has population of 13.84 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 10.98 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Arunachal Pradesh as per 2011 census is 1,383,727 of which male and female are 713,912 and 669,815 respectively. In 2001, total population was 1,097,968 in which males were 579,941 while females were 518,027.
The total population growth in this decade was 26.03 percent while in previous decade it was 26.21 percent. The population of Arunachal Pradesh forms 0.11 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.11 percent.
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Arunachal Pradesh is Itanagar.
The languages spoken in the Arunachal Pradesh state includes English. In total Arunachal Pradesh (AR) state comprises 16 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Arunachal Pradesh state is AR.
Arunachal Pradesh Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Arunachal Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 65.38 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 72.55 percent while female literacy is at 57.70 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Arunachal Pradesh stood at 54.34 percent of which male and female were 63.83 percent and 43.53 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Arunachal Pradesh stands at 766,005 of which males were 439,868 and females were 326,137.
Arunachal Pradesh Density 2011
Total area of Arunachal Pradesh is 83,743 sq. km. Density of Arunachal Pradesh is 17 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Arunachal Pradesh was 13 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Arunachal Pradesh Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Arunachal Pradesh is 938 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 893 per 1000 males in Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh Religious Data
Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Arunachal Pradesh state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Arunachal Pradesh. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Arunachal Pradesh state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Arunachal Pradesh Population Census 2011.
Arunachal Pradesh Population 2015
What is the population of Arunachal Pradesh in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Arunachal Pradesh was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Arunachal Pradesh state was 1,383,727.
Arunachal Pradesh Urban/Rural Population 2011
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|Child Population (0-6)
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Arunachal Pradesh Urban Population 2011
Out of total population of Arunachal Pradesh, 22.94% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 317,369 of which 167,901 are males and while remaining 149,468 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 22.94 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Arunachal Pradesh was 890 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 957 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Arunachal Pradesh were 39,899. Of total population in urban region, 12.57 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Arunachal Pradesh for Urban regions was 82.93 percent in which males were 88.45% literate while female literacy stood at 67.14%. Total literates in urban region of Arunachal Pradesh were 230,103.
Arunachal Pradesh Rural Population 2011
Of the total population of Arunachal Pradesh state, around 77.06 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 546,011 and 520,347 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Arunachal Pradesh state was 1,066,358. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 77.06%.
In rural regions of Arunachal Pradesh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 953 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 975 girls per 1000 boys. In Arunachal Pradesh, 172,289 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 16.16 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Arunachal Pradesh, literacy rate for males and female stood at 67.44 % and 49.14 %. Average literacy rate in Arunachal Pradesh for rural areas was 59.94 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 535,902.
Arunachal Pradesh Metropolitan/City Population
|Large cities of Arunachal Pradesh
|There is no city having population above 1 Lakh
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Arunachal Pradesh
|There is no Metropolitan Region having population above 1 Lakh
Arunachal Pradesh Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh Census 2011 Conclusion
The official census 2011 of Arunachal Pradesh has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Arunachal Pradesh. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Arunachal Pradesh have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.