As on 1st March, 2011 India's population
Highlights of Census 2011
- Total Population- 1.21 billion (male- 623.72 million (51.54%), 586.47 million (48.46%) females).
Contribution of Major States to the Total Indian Population.
The contribution of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to the total population of the country is 16.5%
followed by Maharashtra (9.3%), Bihar (8.6%), West Bengal (7.6%), Andhra Pradesh (7.0%) and Madhya Pradesh (6.0). The combined population of these six States accounts for 55% to the country’s population.
- India contributes 17.5% to the world’s population. Demographers expect India's population to surpass the population of China, currently the most populous country in the world, by 2030.
- 2001- 2011 is the first decade with declined growth rate compared to the
- The population of India has increased by about 181.46 million during the decade 2001-2011.
- The average annual exponential growth declined to 1.64% per annum during 2001-2011 from 1.97% per annum during 1991-2001.
- Rural Population- 83.3 crores (68.84%)
- Urban Population- 37.7 crores (31.16%)
- Literacy rate has increased by 9.21%. Male literacy is 82.14% and that of female is 65.46%.
- The most populous region is Uttar Pradesh with 199.6 million people while
the least populous region is Lakshadweep with 64,429 people
Source: Family Welfare Statistics in India - 2011 & CensusIndia.gov