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Decadal Growth Rate


What is Decadal Growth Rate?



The decadal growth rate is a vital part of Census operations. This gives an overview of the percentage of total population growth in a particular decade. Hence, it is termed as "Decadal Growth Rate". As per the provisional report published during 31st March, 2011, India showed a decadal growth rate of 17.64 % for the entire population as compared to 21.15 % in Census 2001. The report says, during the last decade of 2001 to 2011, population in India grew by 181 million. The latest decadal growth rate in respect of adult literacy stands at 9.21 %.

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Decadal Growth Rate in Census 2011 India



According to the Census of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, the decade of 2001 to 2011 is the 1st decade post Indian Independence, which added least number of people to the country's population. The percentage of decadal growth in the nation, for the first time, showed a decrease by 3.90 % since, the present Census of India 2011 has registered the rate to be 17.64 % from the rate of 21.54 % in the earlier Census conducted in the year 2001. Among the total decadal growth rate, the rural areas of India grew at 12.18 % whereas, the urban areas of the country grew at the rate of 31.80 % in the last Census decade. The state of Bihar showed the highest decadal growth rate in between the years 2001 to 2011.

Decadal growth rate of India in Census 2011, at a glance
  • Decadal Growth Rate (2001-2011)
    Total: 18,14,55,986 (17.64 %)
    Male: 9,15,01,158 (17.19 %)
    Female: 8,99,54,828 (18.12 %)

States contributing to the decrease of overall decadal growth rate



Even the most populous states of India have shown a remarkable contribution in the overall decadal growth rate of the country.

States contributing to the decrease of overall decadal growth rate Name of state Census 2001 Census 2011 Andhra Pradesh 14.59% 11.10% West Bengal 17.77% 13.93% Maharashtra 22.73% 15.99% Madhya Pradesh 24.26% 20.23% Uttar Pradesh 25.85% 20.09% Bihar 28.62% 25.07%

Detailed information regarding decadal growth rate in Census 2011



An overview of the state-wise decadal growth rate in Census 2011 can be gained from the table provided below:

Decadal Growth Rate in Census 2011 For Indian States Sl. No. Name of State Decadal Growth (2001 to 2011) % of growth (2001 to 2011) 1 Andhra Pradesh 8455526 11.10% 2 Arunachal Pradesh 284643 25.90% 3 Assam 4513744 16.90% 4 Bihar 20806128 25.10% 5 Chhattisgarh 4706393 22.60% 6 Goa 110055 8.20% 7 Gujarat 9712611 19.20% 8 Haryana 4208517 19.90% 9 Himachal Pradesh 778609 12.80% 10 Jammu and Kashmir 2405226 23.70% 11 Jharkhand 6020409 22.30% 12 Karnataka 8280142 15.70% 13 Kerala 1546303 4.90% 14 Madhya Pradesh 12249542 20.30% 15 Maharashtra 15494345 16.00% 16 Manipur 427860 18.70% 17 Meghalaya 645185 27.80% 18 Mizoram 202441 22.80% 19 Nagaland -9434 -0.50% 20 Orissa 5142698 14.00% 21 Punjab 3345237 13.70% 22 Rajasthan 12113824 21.40% 23 Sikkim 66837 12.40% 24 Tamil Nadu 9733279 15.60% 25 Tripura 471829 14.70% 26 Uttar Pradesh 33383556 20.10 % 27 Uttarakhand 1627403 19.20% 28 West Bengal 11171539 13.90%

Let us have a quick look at the Union Territory-wise break up of the decadal growth rate in Census 2011:



Decadal Growth Rate in Census 2011 For Union Territory Sl. No. Name of State Decadal Growth (2001 to 2011) % of growth (2001 to 2011) 1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 23792 6.70% 2 Chandigarh 154051 17.10% 3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 122363 55.50% 4 Daman and Diu 84707 53.50% 5 Delhi 2902728 21.00% 6 Lakshadweep 3779 6.20% 7 Puducherry 270119 27.70%



Last Updated on : 25 August 2011

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