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Assam Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

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 lastest census data 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. 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.

Recently as per Assam census data, 87.92% houses are owned while 6.84% were rented. In all, 74.13% couples in Assam lived in single family. In 2011, 44.09% of Assam population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 1.57% of Assam population had internet facility which is likely to improve in 2021 due to Reliance Jio and Airtel. This is likely to see increased ecommerce penetration of Flipkart/Amazon in Assam. 3.77% of family in Assam owned car while 10.15% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Assam, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Assam population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Assam.

Assam Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Assam is 958 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per latest census. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 935 per 1000 males in Assam.

Assam Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Assam has seen upward trend and is 72.19 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 77.85 percent while female literacy is at 66.27 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Assam stood at 63.25 percent of which male and female were 71.28 percent and 54.61 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 2022 - 2023 Population

What is the population of Assam in 2023 ? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Assam was done in 2011 and next census of 2021 has been postponed or cancelled. But we can do projection of future Assam 2023 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year Projected Population
2011 31,205,576 3.12 Crores
2021 35,790,000 3.58 Crores
2022 36,240,000 3.62 Crores
2023 36,630,000 3.66 Crores
2024 36,970,000 3.70 Crores
2025 37,250,000 3.73 Crores
2026 37,500,000 3.75 Crores
2027 37,710,000 3.77 Crores
2028 37,890,000 3.79 Crores
2029 38,050,000 3.81 Crores
2030 38,180,000 3.82 Crores
2031 38,290,000 3.83 Crores

Assam Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Assam with 61.47 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Assam with approximately 34.22 % following it. In Assam state, Christinity is followed by 3.74 %, Jainism by 0.08 %, Sikhism by 0.07 % and Buddhism by 0.07 %. Around 0.09 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.16 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 19,180,759 61.47 %
Muslim 10,679,345 34.22 %
Christian 1,165,867 3.74 %
Buddhist 54,993 0.18 %
Not available 50,873 0.16 %
Other religion 27,118 0.09 %
Jain 25,949 0.08 %
Sikh 20,672 0.07 %

Assam Population Data

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 958 935
Child Sex Ratio 962 965
Density/km2 398 340
Area(Km 2) 78,438 78,438
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 4,638,130 4,498,075
Literacy 72.19 % 63.25 %
Male Literacy 77.85 % 71.28 %
Female Literacy 66.27 % 54.61 %

Assam Population History

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.

While Dispur is the capital city of Assam state, largest remains Guwahti as per census 2011. 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 Urban/Rural Population

Assam Urban Population

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 aas 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

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.

Assam Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Guwahati Municipal Corporation 957,352 495,362 461,990
Silchar Municipal Board 172,830 86,884 85,946
Dibrugarh Municipal Board 139,565 72,384 67,181
Nagaon Municipal Board 117,722 59,651 58,071

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Guwahati 962,334 498,450 463,884

What is the population of Assam in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Assam was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 3.66 Crores.

Literacy rate of Assam has seen upward trend and is 72.19 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Assam from government records and data.

As per details from latest census data, currently Assam is having higher sex ratio compared to national average. Sex Ratio of Assam in 2011-2021 is...