Census of Himachal Pradesh

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 Census of Himachal Pradesh

  1. General information

As per details from Census 2011, Himachal Pradesh has population of 68.65 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 60.78 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Himachal Pradesh as per 2011 census is 6,864,602 of which male and female are 3,481,873 and 3,382,729 respectively. In 2001, total population was 6,077,900 in which males were 3,087,940 while females were 2,989,960.

Sex Ratio in Himachal Pradesh is 972 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 968 per 1000 males in Himachal Pradesh

The total population growth in this decade was 12.94 percent while in previous decade it was 17.53 percent. The population of Himachal Pradesh forms 0.57 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.59 percent.

Literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 82.80 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 89.53 percent while female literacy is at 75.93 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh stood at 76.48 percent of which male and female were 85.35 percent and 67.42 percent literate respectively.

.Census of Himachal Pradesh

 

Himachal Pradesh Table Data

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 68.65 Lakhs 60.78 Lakh
Male 3,481,873 3,087,940
Female 3,382,729 2,989,960
Population Growth 12.94% 17.53%
Percantage of total Population 0.57% 0.59%
Sex Ratio 972 968
Child Sex Ratio 909 896
Density/km2 123 109
Area(Km2) 55,673 55,673
Literacy 82.80 % 76.48 %
Male Literacy 89.53 % 85.35 %
Female Literacy 75.93 % 67.42 %
Total Literate 5,039,736 4,041,621

 

  1. Rural-Urban Divide

Out of total population of Himachal Pradesh, 10.03% people live in urban regions. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 10.03 percent. Sex Ratio in urban regions of Himachal Pradesh was 853 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 881 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Himachal Pradesh were 65,076. Of total population in urban region, 9.45 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh for Urban regions was 91.10 percent in which males were 93.42% literate while female literacy stood at 74.25%.

Of the total population of Himachal Pradesh state, around 89.97 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In rural regions of Himachal Pradesh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 986 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 912 girls per 1000 boys.

  1. Religious Data

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Himachal Pradesh with 95.17 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Himachal Pradesh with approximately 2.18 % following it. In Himachal Pradesh state, Christinity is followed by 0.18 %, Jainism by 0.03 %, Sikhism by 1.16 % and Buddhism by 1.16 %. Around 0.01 % stated ‘Other Religion’, approximately 0.12 % stated ‘No Particular Religion’.

 

Description Percentage
Hindu 95.17 %
Muslim 2.18 %
Sikh 1.16 %
Buddhist 1.15 %
Christian 0.18 %

 

  1. District wise analysis

Top 5 in population

Kangra >mandi> shimla> solan> sirmaur

Top 5 in population growth

Una> solan> sirmaur> kullu> kangra

Top 5 in literacy

Hamirpur >una> kangra >bilaspur> solan

Top 5 in sex ratio

Hamirpur >kangra> mandi>chamba> bilaspur

Top 5 in Child sex ratio

Lahul and Spiti> kinnaur> kullu> chamba> sirmaur

 

Distt with least population- Lahul and Spiti

Distt  with least Sex ratio- Kinnaur

Distt with least literacy rate- Chamba

Distt with least child sex ratio- Una

Lahaul-Spiti Recorded a decline in the population growth rate.

 

 

# District Population Increase Sex Ratio Literacy Density
1 Kangra 1,510,075 12.77 % 1012 85.67 % 263
2 Mandi 999,777 10.92 % 1007 81.53 % 253
3 Shimla 814,010 12.67 % 915 83.64 % 159
4 Solan 580,320 15.93 % 880 83.68 % 300
5 Sirmaur 529,855 15.54 % 918 78.80 % 188
6 Una 521,173 16.26 % 976 86.53 % 338
7 Chamba 519,080 12.63 % 986 72.17 % 80
8 Hamirpur 454,768 10.19 % 1095 88.15 % 407
9 Kullu 437,903 14.76 % 942 79.40 % 80
10 Bilaspur 381,956 12.05 % 981 84.59 % 327

 

11 Kinnaur 84,121 7.39 % 819 80.00 % 13
12 Lahul and Spiti 31,564 -5.00 % 903 76.81 % 2

 

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