List of states and union territories of India by sex ratio

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Sex ratio is used to describe the number of females per 1000 of males. In the Population Census of 2011 it was revealed that the population ratio of India 2011 is 940[1] females per 1000 of males. The Sex Ratio 2011 shows an upward trend from the census 2001 data. Census 2001 revealed that there were 933 females to that of 1000 males.

The major cause of the decrease of the female birth ratio in India is considered to be the violent treatments meted out to the girl child at the time of the birth. The Sex Ratio in India was almost normal during the phase of the years of independence, but thereafter it started showing gradual signs of decrease.

Ranking of States and Union Territories - Population Census 2011-2001[edit]

This is of the States and Union territories of India ranked in order of sex ratio for the years 2001 and 2011. The following data is based on the Population Census of 2010 and 2001.[2] Interactive map visualizing below data is available here.[3]

In India, the Child Sex Ratio is defined as the number of females per thousand males in the age group 0–6 years in a human population.

2011 Census 2001 Census
Rank State Sex Ratio Child Sex Ratio Sex Ratio Child Sex Ratio
1 Kerala 1084 964 1058 960
2 Puducherry 1037 967 1001 967
3 Tamil Nadu 996 943 987 942
4 Andhra Pradesh 993 939 978 961
5 Chhattisgarh 991 960 989 975
6 Meghalaya 989 970 972 973
7 Manipur 987 930 974 957
8 Telangana 985
9 Odisha 979 941 972 953
10 Mizoram 976 970 935 964
11 Goa 973 942 961 938
12 Karnataka 973 948 965 946
13 Himachal Pradesh 972 909 968 896
14 Uttarakhand 963 890 962 908
15 Tripura 960 957 948 966
16 Assam 958 962 935 965
17 West Bengal 950 956 934 960
18 Jharkhand 948 948 941 965
19 Lakshadweep 946 911 948 959
20 Arunachal Pradesh 938 972 893 964
21 Nagaland 931 943 900 964
22 Madhya Pradesh 931 918 919 932
23 Maharashtra 929 894 922 913
24 Rajasthan 928 888 921 909
25 Gujarat 919 890 920 883
26 Bihar 918 935 919 942
27 Uttar Pradesh 912 902 898 916
28 Punjab 895 846 876 798
29 Sikkim 890 957 875 963
30 Jammu and Kashmir 889 862 892 941
31 Haryana 879 834 861 819
32 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 876 968 846 957
33 Delhi 868 871 821 868
34 Chandigarh 818 880 777 845
35 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 774 926 812 979
36 Daman and Diu 618 904 710 926

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 census" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Sex Ratio in India". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Sex Ratio of Indian States".