Monday, April 18, 2011


The data, released by state Chief Secretary SC Aggarwal and Director (Census) Seema Jain. Provisional census data has been released on only three parameters - population, gender and literacy. According to Jain, it would take at least six months to tabulate the data. The census was conducted in two phases across 58 lakh households in cities and 12,581 villages across the state.
population Distribution
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Punjab Census Timeline
Phase I- House listing operations
(May 1- June 15, 2010)
Phase II- Population enumeration
(February 9- 28, 2011)
Revisional round
(March 1-5, 2011)
Some facts about punjab population 2011
1.      The provisional population numbers released by the Punjab Census Department recently suggest the decadal growth declined to 13.7 per cent during 2001-2011, as against 20.1 per cent during 1991-2001.
2.      The decadal growth for the state is less than that for India (17.6 per cent). According to the provisional data, the state’s population touched 27.7 million, somewhat more than the projected figure of 27.6 million for 2011.
3.      Of the 27.7 million, 14.6 million are males, while 13 million are female. In the 2001 census, the population stood at 20.1 million.
4.      The sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) has risen to 893, as against 876 in the 2001 census.
5.      All the 20 districts have witnessed an increase in sex ratio, with exceptions of Mansa and Bhatinda. For the latter, the ratio has declined to 865, as against 870 in the 2001 census.
6.      Interestingly, Mansa has failed to show any change in the sex ratio, which is the same as that in the previous census (880).
7.      The child sex ratio (0-6 years) has increased by 48 points. From 798 in the last census, it has moved to 846 now.
8.      Nawanshehar(SBS)(879), Jalandhar(874) and Kapurthala(872) have shown the highest increase in child sex ratio. Tarn Taran has lowest child sex ratio (819).
9.      The state seems to gaining on the literacy front too. Literacy has risen to 76 .7 per cent, as against 74 per cent in the 2001 census.
10.  While female literacy has moved up by 7.9 percentage points, male literacy has increased by 6.3 points, further narrowing the gap.
11.  Hoshiarpur has the highest literacy at 85.4 per cent, followed by Mohali (84.9) and Muktsar and Mansa are at the bottom with 60 and 56 per cent literacy, respectively.
12.  Ludhiana has emerged as the most populous district with 34.87 lakh persons. Barnala has the lowest population with only 5.96 lakh people.
13.  The highest growth rate of population has been in Mohali, Patiala and Tarn Taran, districts.
14.  Census 2011 Punjab Population Density (per sq km) - 550