India’s population pegged at 1,210.2 million
New Delhi: India’s census commissioner says the 2011 count puts the country’s population at about 1,210.2 million people, or 17 percent of the world population.
The provisional 2011 Census report released on Thursday has pegged India’s population pegged at 1,210.2 million (male — 623.7 million and female — 586.5 million).
The country’s population is now bigger than the combined population of USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan and Bangladesh, says the Census report. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state and the combined population of UP and Maharashtra is bigger than the U.S.
Child sex ratio in 2011 is 914 female against 1,000 male — the lowest since Independence.
Highest population density is in Delhi’s northeast district(37,346 per sq km) while the lowest is in Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh (just one per sq km), says 2011 Census report.