The major highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures) are as under:
Uttar Pradesh (199.5 million) is the most populous State in the country followed by Maharashtra with 112 million.
The percentage decadal growth rates of the six most populous States have declined during 2001-2011 compared to 1991-2001:
Five largest Populous State of the Country
1. Uttar Pradesh
4. West Bengal
5. Andhra Pradesh
Highest Populous State - Uttar Pradesh
Five least Populous State of the Country
2. Daman & Diu
3. D & N Haveli
4. A & N islands
Least Populous UT - Lakshadweep, Sikkim is the least populous state.
Density of Population (person per sq km)
Density of Population in India
Highest Density in State
Lowest Density in State
Arunachal Pradesh (17)
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)
Sex ratio in India
Child (0-6 years) sex ratio
Highest sex ratio in state
Lowest sex ratio in UTs
Daman & Diu (618)
Highest child (0-6) sex ratio in state
Lowest child (0-6) sex ratio in state
Literacy Rate in India
Total Person Literacy Rate
Highest Literacy Rate in state
Kerala - 93.11%,
Lowest Literacy Rate in state
Bihar - 63.82%.
Note: i. This is the highest sex ratio recorded since Census 1971 and a shade lower than 1961. Increase in sex ratio is observed in 29 States/UTs.
ii. Literacy rate has gone up from 64.83 per cent in 2001 to 74.04 per cent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.21 percentage points.
iii. Uttar Pradesh (199.5 million) is the most populous State in the country – population is more than the population of Brazil.