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Amazing Facts about Indian Population

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Written on 2:27 AM by Mrudula

* 16.7% of world population in 2.4% of world surface area - India
* Only 75 males and 54 females literate out of every 100
* Uttar Pradesh most populated, estimated more than Pakistan's population.
* 933 females per 1000 males as against 927 in 1991 census
* 29 life adds to population every minute from 24.79 births and 8.88 deaths per 1000
* West Bengal most dense and Arunachal Pradesh least.
* 25% of the India's poor live in urban areas
* 31% of the urban population is poor
* Punjab and Haryana, 704 females per 1000 males
* Growth rate expected to exceed China's by 2010
* Mumbai 3rd most populated city in the world

Total Population of India

Persons - 1,027,015,247
Males - 531,277,078
Females - 495,738,169
Sex Ratio - 933 females per 1000 males

Decadal Growth 1991-2001

Persons - (+) 21.34 %
Males - (+) 20.93 %
Females - (+) 21.79 %

Decadal Growth Rate (Adjusted) by Religious Communities

Hindus - 20.0 %
Muslims - 29.3 %
Christians - 22.1 %
Buddhists - 23.2 %
Jains - 26.0 %

Note:- Jammu and Kashmir has been excluded

Population (0-6 years)
Persons - 157,863,145
Males - 81,911,041
Females - 75,952,104
Sex Ratio - 927

Percentage of Population (0-6) to Total Population

Persons - 15.42 %
Males - 15.47 %
Females - 15.36 %

Number of Literates

Persons - 566,714,995
Males - 339,969,048
Females - 226,745,947
Increase in Literacy - 13.75 in 1991-2001

Percentage of Literates to Total Population

Persons - 165.38 %
Males - 75.85 %
Females - 54.16 %

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Scheduled Castes - 166,635,700
Scheduled Tribes - 84,326,240
Proportion of SC - 16.2
Proportion of ST - 8.2

Workers: Main Workers, Marginal Workers and Non-Workers

Total Workers
Persons - 402,234,724
Males - 275,014,476
Females - 127,220,248

Main Workers out of Total Workers:-
Persons - 313,004,983
Males - 240,147,813
Females - 72,857,170

Marginal Workers out of Total Workers:-
Persons - 89,229,741
Males - 34,866,663
Females - 54,363,078

Non-Workers:-
Persons - 626,375,604
Males - 257,142,296
Females - 369,233,308

Urban Population of States/UTs

Persons - 283,741,818
Males - 149,291,091
Females - 134,450,727

Total Slum Population

Persons - 42,578,150
Males - 22,697,218
Females - 19,880,932

Population by Age and Sex

0-14 years:-
Males - 175,228,164
Females - 165,190,951

15-64 years:-
Males - 324,699,562
Females - 301,821,383

65 years and older:-
Males - 23,925,371
Females - 23,138,386

Other Facts

Total Fertility Rate - 3.0 between 2000-2005
Infant Mortality (per 1000) - 67 in 2001
Maternal Mortality Rate - 540 in 2001
People Below Poverty Line - 28.6% in 2000
Life Expectancy - 63.9 in 2000
Physicians per 100,000 population - 48 in 1990-2002
Unemployment Rate - 8.8% (2002)

- Munnu

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