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Madhya Pradesh Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Madhya Pradesh has population of 7.27 Crores, an increase from figure of 6.03 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Madhya Pradesh as per lastest census data is 72,626,809 of which male and female are 37,612,306 and 35,014,503 respectively. In 2001, total population was 60,348,023 in which males were 31,443,652 while females were 28,904,371. The total population growth in this decade was 20.35 percent while in previous decade it was 24.34 percent. The population of Madhya Pradesh forms 6.00 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 5.87 percent.

Recently as per Madhya Pradesh census data, 90.88% houses are owned while 6.70% were rented. In all, 71.76% couples in Madhya Pradesh lived in single family. In 2011, 46.60% of Madhya Pradesh population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 1.42% of Madhya Pradesh 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 Madhya Pradesh. 2.68% of family in Madhya Pradesh owned car while 18.81% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Madhya Pradesh, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Madhya Pradesh population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Madhya Pradesh is 931 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 919 per 1000 males in Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Madhya Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 69.32 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 78.73 percent while female literacy is at 59.24 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Madhya Pradesh stood at 63.74 percent of which male and female were 76.06 percent and 50.29 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Madhya Pradesh stands at 42,851,169 of which males were 25,174,328 and females were 17,676,841.

Madhya Pradesh 2022 - 2023 Population

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

Year Projected Population
2011 72,626,809 7.26 Crores
2021 85,310,000 8.53 Crores
2022 86,590,000 8.66 Crores
2023 87,700,000 8.77 Crores
2024 88,650,000 8.87 Crores
2025 89,470,000 8.95 Crores
2026 90,170,000 9.02 Crores
2027 90,770,000 9.08 Crores
2028 91,290,000 9.13 Crores
2029 91,730,000 9.17 Crores
2030 92,100,000 9.21 Crores
2031 92,420,000 9.24 Crores

Madhya Pradesh Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Madhya Pradesh with 90.89 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Madhya Pradesh with approximately 6.57 % following it. In Madhya Pradesh state, Christinity is followed by 0.29 %, Jainism by 0.78 %, Sikhism by 0.21 % and Buddhism by 0.21 %. Around 0.83 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.13 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 66,007,121 90.89 %
Muslim 4,774,695 6.57 %
Other religion 599,594 0.83 %
Jain 567,028 0.78 %
Buddhist 216,052 0.30 %
Christian 213,282 0.29 %
Sikh 151,412 0.21 %
Not available 97,625 0.13 %

Madhya Pradesh Population Data

Approximate Population 7.27 Crores 6.03 Crore
Actual Population 72,626,809 60,348,023
Male 37,612,306 31,443,652
Female 35,014,503 28,904,371
Population Growth 20.35% 24.34%
Percantage of total Population 6.00% 5.87%
Sex Ratio 931 919
Child Sex Ratio 918 932
Density/km2 236 196
Area(Km 2) 308,252 308,245
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 10,809,395 10,782,214
Literacy 69.32 % 63.74 %
Male Literacy 78.73 % 76.06 %
Female Literacy 59.24 % 50.29 %

Madhya Pradesh Population History

Madhya Pradesh or the central state as the name suggests lies in the centre of the country. This is the second largest state in the country in terms of area and has a rich history and heritage like many other states in the country. Madhya Pradesh Census 2011 has revealed some interesting facts about the state in terms of its population and a variety of other factors. Referred to as the heart of India this is a very beautiful state with some of the most beautiful temples and places of cultural importance. Indore is the capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh and the state also has the city of Ujjain which is an important city which has great importance due to its reputation as a major trade centre in the 6th century BC.

The Population of Madhya Pradesh according to the 2011 census stands at about 72 million which is not as huge as compared to some of the other big states in the country. This also reflects in the fact that the density of the state is about 230 which is much less than the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 20 percent which is above the national average of about 17 and thus the population of the state is rising considerably given the progress in the state. The literacy rate in the state is about 70% which is very close to the national average but something the state will have to work on to improve in the future. The statistics in the Madhya Pradesh Census 2011 reveal facts that can be taken into consideration by the government in a bid to further its development. One of the other aspects that the state will have to look at is the sex ratio that stands at 930 and below the national average.

While Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh state, largest remains Indore as per census 2011. The languages spoken in the Madhya Pradesh state includes Hindi. In total Madhya Pradesh (MP) state comprises 50 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Madhya Pradesh state is MP.

Madhya Pradesh Urban/Rural Population

Madhya Pradesh Urban Population

Out of total population of Madhya Pradesh, 27.63% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 20,069,405 of which 10,462,918 are males and while remaining 9,606,487 are females. The urban population in the last 10 aas has increased by 27.63 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Madhya Pradesh was 918 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 901 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Madhya Pradesh were 2,483,664. Of total population in urban region, 12.38 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Madhya Pradesh for Urban regions was 82.85 percent in which males were 88.67% literate while female literacy stood at 69.46%. Total literates in urban region of Madhya Pradesh were 14,569,183.

Madhya Pradesh Rural Population

Of the total population of Madhya Pradesh state, around 72.37 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 27,149,388 and 25,408,016 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Madhya Pradesh state was 52,557,404. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 72.37%.

In rural regions of Madhya Pradesh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 936 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 923 girls per 1000 boys. In Madhya Pradesh, 8,325,731 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 15.84 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, literacy rate for males and female stood at 74.74 % and 48.49 %. Average literacy rate in Madhya Pradesh for rural areas was 63.94 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 28,281,986.

Madhya Pradesh Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Indore Municipal Corporation 1,964,086 1,020,057 944,029
Bhopal Municipal Corporation 1,798,218 936,168 862,050
Gwalior Municipal Corporation 1,069,276 569,003 500,273
Jabalpur Municipal Corporation 1,055,525 545,510 510,015
Ujjain Municipal Corporation 515,215 264,871 250,344
Dewas Municipal Corporation 289,550 150,081 139,469
Satna Municipal Corporation 280,222 147,874 132,348
Sagar Municipal Corporation 273,296 142,766 130,530
Ratlam Municipal Corporation 264,914 134,915 129,999
Rewa Municipal Corporation 235,654 124,012 111,642

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Indore 2,170,295 1,127,910 1,042,385
Bhopal 1,886,100 981,860 904,240
Jabalpur 1,268,848 661,436 607,412
Gwalior 1,117,740 596,697 521,043

What is the population of Madhya Pradesh in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Madhya Pradesh was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 8.77 Crores.

Literacy rate of Madhya Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 69.32 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Madhya Pradesh from government records and data.

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