Assam Population Census data 2011
AssamAssam 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 2011As per details from Census 2011, Assam has population of 3.11 Crore, an increase from figure of 2.67 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Assam as per 2011 census is 31,169,272 of which male and female are 15,954,927 and 15,214,345 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 RateThe total population growth in this decade was 16.93 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 2011Literacy rate in Assam has seen upward trend and is 73.18 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 78.81 percent while female literacy is at 67.27 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 19,507,017 of which males were 10,756,937 and females were 8,750,080.
Assam Density 2011Total area of Assam is 78,438 sq. km. Density of Assam is 397 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 RatioSex Ratio in Assam is 954 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.
|Approximate Population||3.11 Crore||2.67 Crore|
|Percantage of total Population||2.58%||2.59%|
|Child Sex Ratio||957||845|
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)||4,511,307||4,498,075|
|Male Population (0-6 Age)||2,305,088||2,289,116|
|Female Population (0-6 Age)||2,206,219||2,208,959|
|Literacy||73.18 %||63.25 %|
|Male Literacy||78.81 %||75.23 %|
|Female Literacy||67.27 %||51.85 %|
Assam Urban Population 2011Out of total population of Assam, 14.08% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 4,388,756 of which 2,265,188 are males and while remaining 2,123,568 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 27.61 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Assam was 937 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 955 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Assam were 429,694. Of total population in urban region, 9.79 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Assam for Urban regions was 88.88 percent in which males were 91.84% literate while female literacy stood at 85.71%. Total literates in urban region of Assam were 3,518,755.
Assam Rural Population 2011Of the total population of Assam state, around 85.92 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 13,689,739 and 13,090,777 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Assam state was 26,780,516. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 15.35%.
In rural regions of Assam state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 956 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 957 girls per 1000 boys. In Assam, 4,081,613 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 15.24 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Assam, literacy rate for males and female stood at 76.51 % and 64.09 %. Average literacy rate in Assam for rural areas was 70.44 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 15,988,262.
|Population (%)||85.92 %||14.08 %|
|Population Growth||15.35 %||27.61 %|
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)||957||955|
|Child Population (0-6)||4,081,613||429,694|
|Child Percentage (0-6)||15.24 %||9.79 %|
|Average Literacy||70.44 %||88.88 %|
|Male Literacy||76.51 %||91.84 %|
|Female Literacy||64.09 %||85.71 %|
Assam Census 2011 ConclusionThe 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|