Assam Population Census data 2011

Assam

Assam is one of the more prominent states in India and has been involved in the political and the social issues of the nation since a long time. Assam was a prominent province even during the British rule in India and among the few provinces to retain their name and structure after independence. The state has undergone many changes with respect to territories and areas within its boundaries over the years. The state and its leader played a prominent rule in India's freedom struggle. The state is known for its scenic beauty and wildlife. The city of Dispur is the capital of Assam.

The Population of Assam according to the 2011 census stands at about 31 million, making it the 14th most populated state in India. The state makes up about 2.5% of the country's population a figure that has gone up since the last census in 2001. The state is spread over an area of about 78000 sq. km. making it the 16th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 397 and is fairly equal to the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 17% which is again very close to the national growth rate of about 17%. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 73% a figure that has improved tremendously in the last few years due to the consistent efforts of the government. The sex ratio in Assam exceeds the national average by a good 30 points and is one of the better states in the country with respect to the sex ratio. The statistics in the Assam Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.

The largest city in the state of Assam is Dispur while Guwahti is the capital city of the Assam. The languages spoken in the Assam state includes Assamese, Bodo and Karbi. In total Assam (AS) state comprises 27 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Assam state is AS.

Assam Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Assam has population of 3.12 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.67 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Assam as per 2011 census is 31,205,576 of which male and female are 15,939,443 and 15,266,133 respectively. In 2001, total population was 26,655,528 in which males were 13,777,037 while females were 12,878,491.

Assam Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 17.07 percent while in previous decade it was 18.85 percent. The population of Assam forms 2.58 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 2.59 percent.

Assam Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Assam has seen upward trend and is 72.19 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 77.85 percent while female literacy is at 63.00 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Assam stood at 63.25 percent of which male and female were 75.23 percent and 51.85 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Assam stands at 19,177,977 of which males were 10,568,639 and females were 8,609,338.

Assam Density 2011

Total area of Assam is 78,438 sq. km. Density of Assam is 398 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Assam was 340 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Assam Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Assam is 958 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 932 per 1000 males in Assam.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 3.12 Crores 2.67 Crore
Actual Population 31,205,576 26,655,528
Male 15,939,443 13,777,037
Female 15,266,133 12,878,491
Population Growth 17.07% 18.85%
Percantage of total Population 2.58% 2.59%
Sex Ratio 958 932
Child Sex Ratio 962 845
Density/km2 398 340
Density/mi2 1,030 880
Area km2 78,438 78,438
Area mi2 30,285 30,285
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 4,638,130 4,498,075
Male Population (0-6 Age) 2,363,485 2,289,116
Female Population (0-6 Age) 2,274,645 2,208,959
Literacy 72.19 % 63.25 %
Male Literacy 77.85 % 75.23 %
Female Literacy 63.00 % 51.85 %
Total Literate 19,177,977 14,015,354
Male Literate 10,568,639 8,188,697
Female Literate 8,609,338 5,826,657

Assam Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Assam, 14.10% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 4,398,542 of which 2,260,454 are males and while remaining 2,138,088 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 14.10 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Assam was 946 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 944 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Assam were 450,807. Of total population in urban region, 10.25 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Assam for Urban regions was 88.47 percent in which males were 91.81% literate while female literacy stood at 79.85%. Total literates in urban region of Assam were 3,492,541.

Assam Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Assam state, around 85.90 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 13,678,989 and 13,128,045 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Assam state was 26,807,034. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 85.90%.

In rural regions of Assam state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 960 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 964 girls per 1000 boys. In Assam, 4,187,323 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 15.62 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Assam, literacy rate for males and female stood at 75.40 % and 60.05 %. Average literacy rate in Assam for rural areas was 69.34 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 15,685,436.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 85.90 % 14.10 %
Total Population 26,807,034 4,398,542
Male Population 13,678,989 2,260,454
Female Population 13,128,045 2,138,088
Population Growth 15.47 % 27.89 %
Sex Ratio 960 946
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 964 944
Child Population (0-6) 4,187,323 450,807
Child Percentage (0-6) 15.62 % 10.25 %
Literates 15,685,436 3,492,541
Average Literacy 69.34 % 88.47 %
Male Literacy 75.40 % 91.81 %
Female Literacy 60.05 % 79.85 %

Assam Census 2011 Conclusion

The official census 2011 of Assam has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Assam. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Assam was also done by officials conducting population census.

Figures of population census 2011 Assam have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.
Large cities of Assam Population Male Female
There is no city having population above 1 Lakh

Large Urban Agglomeration of Assam Population Male Female
There is no city having population above 1 Lakh

Largest District by Population in Assam Population Male Female
Nagaon 2,823,768 1,439,112 1,384,656
Dhubri 1,949,258 997,848 951,410
Sonitpur 1,924,110 983,904 940,206
Cachar 1,736,617 886,284 850,333
Barpeta 1,693,622 867,004 826,618
Kamrup 1,517,542 778,461 739,081
Tinsukia 1,327,929 680,231 647,698
Dibrugarh 1,326,335 676,434 649,901
Kamrup Metropolitan 1,253,938 647,585 606,353
Karimganj 1,228,686 625,864 602,822
Sivasagar 1,151,050 589,216 561,834
Jorhat 1,092,256 556,805 535,451
Golaghat 1,066,888 543,161 523,727
Lakhimpur 1,042,137 529,674 512,463
Goalpara 1,008,183 513,292 494,891


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Largest District (km²)
1 Karbi Anglong 10434
2 Sonitpur 5204
3 Dima Hasao 4888
4 Nagaon 3973
5 Tinsukia 3790
Percentage of Child
1 Dhubri 18.89 %
2 Karimganj 17.25 %
3 Morigaon 17.11 %
4 Goalpara 17.03 %
5 Barpeta 16.99 %
High Density
1 Kamrup Metropolitan 1313
2 Dhubri 896
3 Barpeta 742
4 Nalbari 733
5 Nagaon 711
Top Population Growth
1 Dhubri 24.44 %
2 Morigaon 23.34 %
3 Goalpara 22.64 %
4 Darrang 22.19 %
5 Nagaon 22.00 %
High Literacy
1 Kamrup Metropolitan 88.71 %
2 Jorhat 82.15 %
3 Sivasagar 80.41 %
4 Cachar 79.34 %
5 Nalbari 78.63 %
High Sex Ratio
1 Baksa 974
2 Udalguri 973
3 Chirang 969
4 Lakhimpur 968
5 Morigaon 967