Density of India

As a result of the gradual increase in the population of India with the passing of each day, the population density of India per square km is also quickly on the rise. A survey of the Indian population density 2011 shows quite a considerable rise in the figures of population density in India. The records of population density 2011 of India state that the density 2011 has increased from a figure of 324 to that of 382 per square kilometre, which is considerably higher than the average population density of the world 2011, which are 46 per square kilometre. Records reveal that along with the wide difference with the population density of the world, there are also a lot of differences in the population density of the various states of India.

While the National Capital Region area of Delhi possesses the highest of the population density 2011 among the states of India having a statistics of 11,297 per square kilometre, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest record of population density having just 17 per square kilometre. It is very obvious that a higher density of population of a region would essentially mean that it is an urban area with high buildings and other modern aspects, while the low density of population of region would mean that it is a rural area with a probability there might be lack of modern amenities in the region.

The recent population of India in the year of 2012 is 1.22 billion or 1,220,200,000 if viewed in numerical terms. India is the second among the most populous nations of the world and is just under China which has a population of 1.35 billion people or 1,350,044,605. This is quite an increase from the population which India had in 2001 which was 1.02 billion. Records reveal the fact that males constitute 628.8 billion of the population whereas their female counterparts consist of 591.4 million of the population of India and 50% of the population of India consists of people within the age of 25 years and 65% consists of people below the age of 35 years. It has also been noted that India consists 17.31% of the population of the world. This stands for the fact that out of six people of this world one lives in India. Statistics also reveal that by the year of 2030 India would become the most populous country of the world leaving China behind. One of the primary causes of the steep increase in India's population is illiteracy.
- India (Average) 3,287,240 382 324
1 Delhi 1,483 11,320 9,340
2 Chandigarh 114 9,258 7,900
3 Puducherry 490 2,547 2,034
4 Daman and Diu 111 2,191 1,413
5 Lakshadweep 30 2,149 1,895
6 Bihar 94,163 1,106 881
7 West Bengal 88,752 1,028 903
8 Kerala 38,852 860 819
9 Uttar Pradesh 240,928 829 690
10 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 491 700 449
11 Haryana 44,212 573 478
12 Tamil Nadu 130,060 555 480
13 Punjab 50,362 551 484
14 Jharkhand 79,716 414 338
15 Assam 78,438 398 340
16 Goa 3,702 394 364
17 Maharashtra 307,713 365 315
18 Tripura 10,486 350 305
19 Karnataka 191,791 319 276
20 Gujarat 196,244 308 258
21 Andhra Pradesh 275,045 308 277
22 Orissa 155,707 270 236
23 Madhya Pradesh 308,252 236 196
24 Rajasthan 342,239 200 165
25 Chhattisgarh 135,192 189 154
26 Uttarakhand 53,483 189 159
27 Meghalaya 22,429 132 103
28 Himachal Pradesh 55,673 123 109
29 Nagaland 16,579 119 120
30 Manipur 22,327 115 103
31 Sikkim 7,096 86 76
32 Jammu and Kashmir 222,236 56 46
33 Mizoram 21,081 52 42
34 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249 46 43
35 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 17 13