Monday, September 03, 2012

CENSUS 2011: Highlights | Current Affairs

  • The census was conducted in two phases.
  • The first houselisting phase began on April 1, 2010 and involved collection of data about all the buildings and census houses. Information for National population register was also collected in the first phase.
  • The second population enumeration phase was conducted from 9 to 28 February 2011 all over the country.
  • The population of India at 0:00 hours of 1 March 2011 was 1,210,193,422.
  • India added 181 million to its population since 2001.
  • India with 2.4% of the world's surface area accounts for 17.5 % of its population.
  • Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state with roughly 200 million people.
  • Any one above age 7 who can read and write in any language with an ability to understand was considered a literate.
  • The literacy rate taking the entire population into account is termed as "crude literacy rate", and taking the population from age 7 and above into account is termed as "effective literacy rate".
  • Effective literacy rate increased to a total of 74.04% with 82.14% of the males and 65.46% of the females being literate.
  • Density of population per km2 382.
  • Sex ratio per 1000 males 940 females.
  • Child Sex ratio (0-6 age group) per 1000 males 914 female.

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