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Population Census 2011

The Census 2011 is the 15th National census survey conducted by the Census Organization of India. Mr. C. Chandramouli is the Commissioner & Registrar General of the Indian 2011 Census. The 2011 Indian National Census has been conducted in 2 phases - house listing and population. The national census survey covered all the 28 states of the country and 7 Union territories including 640 districts, 497 cities, 5767 tehsils & over 6 lakh villages.

Most Populated Metros
City/UA 2011
Mumbai 18,394,912
Delhi 16,349,831
Kolkata 14,035,959
Chennai 8,653,521
Bangalore 8,520,435

The Urban Metropolitan regions have witness huge population increase in the last 10 years.

Most Populated Metropolitan
Top Literate States
State Literacy
Kerala 94.00 %
Lakshadweep 91.85 %
Mizoram 91.33 %
Goa 88.70 %
Tripura 87.22 %

Kerala has consistently ranked top in last few decades in terms of literacy.

Top Literate States

Best Sex Ratio
State Sex Ratio
Kerala 1084
Puducherry 1037
Tamil Nadu 996
Andhra Pradesh 993
Chhattisgarh 991

India's sex ratio is comparitively very low except few southern states .

Best Sex Ratio
Top Growth Rate
State Percentage
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 55.88 %
Daman and Diu 53.76 %
Puducherry 28.08 %
Meghalaya 27.95 %
Arunachal Pradesh 26.03 %

Few states are witnessing population growth either due to immigration or fertility rate.

State List ...

The Indian Population Census 2011 covered a number of parameters during the survey. These parameters include population, growth rate in population, rate of literacy, density of population, sex ratio and child sex ratio (0-6 years). According to the census reports of Indian Census 2011, the population of India is 1,210,854,977 with 623, 724, 248 males and 586,469, 174 females. The total literacy rate in the country at present is 74.04%. The density of population is 382 persons/ In regards to sex ratio, at present there are 940 females on average on per 1000 males and the child sex ratio is 914 females per 1000 males.

The Indian Census survey is conducted to gather information from the grass root base which is essential to launch different welfare schemes like Annual Plans, 5 Year Plans etc. in the country for the privilege of common man here. The Houselisting & Housing Census provides extensive information on the status of the human settlements, the housing deficits as well as the different housing necessities to be looked for formulating the housing welfare policies.

The Population Enumeration offers needed Census data about land & its people in the present time. The survey reveals the current population trends, its varied characteristics that are valuable inputs for planning sound programs and policies aimed towards the welfare of India & her people and also for effective public administration.