Uttarakhand :Populations

Uttarakhand‟s area is 58,483 sq km with a population of about 1,01,16,752 (2011 census), out of which 75 per cent live in 16414 small scattered villages; 80per cent of villages have population less than 500 persons and almost 90per cent of villages have population of less than 1000 people; 62per cent of the villages are not connected by any pucca road. Male Population is 51, 54,178 (50.95per cent) and Female Population, 49, 62,574 (49.05per cent).

The average population density of the state is low at 189 persons per sq km and there are hardly any industries worth the name. Population density is very low in hill districts as compared to the districts in plain areas.

Total literacy rate is 79.63 per cent in which 88.33per cent males and 70.70 per cent females are literate.

Throughout the length and breadth of the area, the influences of geographic environment are reflected in the distribution and density of population as also the variability in the types of settlement and the building material used.

The pace of urbanization has been very slow and with hardly 25.6 per cent of its total population being classed as urban, Uttarakhand is dominantly a rural area.

Important Census Data for Uttarakhand

Indicator

2011

2001 Approximate Population

1.01 Crores

84.89 Lakh Actual Population

10,086,292

8,489,349 Male

5,137,773

4,325,924 Female

4,948,519

4,163,425 Population Growth

18.81%

19.20% Percantage of total Population

0.83%

0.83% Sex Ratio

963

962 Child Sex Ratio

890

908 Density/km2

189

159 Density/mi2

488

411 Area(Km2)

53,483

53,483 Area mi2

20,650

20,650 Total Child Population (0-6 Age)

1,355,814

1,360,032 Male Population (0-6 Age)

717,199

712,949 Female Population (0-6 Age)

638,615

647,083 Literacy

78.82 %

71.62 % Male Literacy

87.40 %

83.28 % Female Literacy

70.01 %

59.63 % Total Literate

6,880,953

5,105,782 Male Literate

3,863,708

3,008,875

Indicator

2011

2001 Female Literate

3,017,245

2,096,907

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