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 %.

Map of Decadal Growth Rate in India 2001-2011

Map of Decadal Growth Rate in India 2001-2011
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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  

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  

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  

Last Updated on : 25 August 2011




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