Census 2011 puts India's population at 1.21 billion

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    New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): India's total population now stands at 1.21 billion, which is 17.7 per cent more than the last decade.

    According to Primary Census Abstract-Data Highlights of Census 2011, India's total population as on March 1, 2011 is 1,210,726,932 or 1.21 billion, an increase of 181.96 million persons in absolute number of population during 2001-11.

    There was an increase of 90.97 million males and increase of 90.99 million females. The growth rate of females was 18.3 per cent which is higher than males -- 17.1 per cent.

    The Primary Census Abstract-Data Highlights of Census 2011 was released by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday.

    Addressing a function organised by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India in New Delhi, Shinde said the data will cater comprehensive demograhic details of the population of the country.

    The Census Abstract-Data highlights will also provide important input for the next five year plan, he added.

    The Primary Census Abstract-Data Highlights based on the data collected during the Population Enumeration phase of Census 2011 provides basic information on Total population, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes population, Population in the age group 0-6, Literates, Main workers and Marginal workers.

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    New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): Internal Affairs Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, released the Primary Census Abstract-Data Highlights of Census 2011 in a function organized by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, here today.

    On this occasion, Shinde congratulated all stakeholders for completing the 2011 Census and said that the results of efforts to improve the quality by new methods of training, data collection, data processing and data dissemination are there before all of us. The provisional data was published within 3 weeks of the completion of Census and the final housing Census data was brought out within 1 year of the provisional release. Today, the final results of the Population Enumeration are being released again a year ahead of schedule.

    Shinde also expressed his happiness that the growth rate of population has come down during the last decade and literacy has increased significantly, particularly the female literacy. He further said that all this information would go a long way in assessing the ongoing schemes and planning appropriate interventions in rural and urban areas.

    On the occasion, Shinde also distributed Census Medals to G. K. Pillai, former Internal Affairs Secretary and the officers of the Census Organization in recognition to the outstanding services rendered by them during Census 2011.

    Some of the salient features of the data released are as below: -

    Total population of the country is 1.21 billion showing an increase of 181.96 million persons in absolute numbers of population in India during the decade 2001-2011. During this decade, population of India grew by 17.7% as against 21.5% in the previous decade.

    As per Census 2011, 833.5 million persons live in rural areas and 377.1 million persons lives in urban areas. Thus, more than 2/3rd of total population of India lives in rural areas.

    Density of population as per current Census is 382 persons per sq.km. against 325 persons per sq.km. in 2001.

    Child population in the age group 0-6 years in 2011 Census is 164.5 million as against 163.8 million showing an increase of 0.4% in the last decade.

    Sex ratio in Census 2011 is 943 females per 1000 males as against 933 in 2001 Census.

    Population of Schedule Castes in this Census is 201.4 million as against 166.6 million in 2001 registering an increase of 20.8% whereas Scheduled Tribes population increased to 104.3 million in 2011 from 84.3 million in 2001.

    As per Census 2011, number of literates is 763.5 million as against 560.7 million in 2001. (ANI)

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