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Census 2011 puts total State population at 2,570,390
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 05 2013: Chandel has recorded the highest decadal growth rate in rural population while Imphal East in urban population, according to the Census report of Manipur, 2011, which was released today.

The decadal growth rate in Chandel district during 2001-2011 is 23.2 percent while 69.2 percent in Imphal East district.

As per the Census report, 2011, the total population of Manipur at 0.00 hours of Ist March, 2011 is 2,570,390 .

Of this, rural population is 1,736,236 and the urban population 834,154 .

In absolute numbers, out of the total increase of 403,602 added in the last decade, the contribution of rural is 145,416 and urban area is 258,186.Thus, the growth rate of population in Manipur in the last decade is 18.6 percent (9.1 percent in rural and 44.8 percent in urban.

The Census report, 2011 has covered all the 9 districts, 38 sub-districts, 51 towns (28 statutory towns and 23 census towns) and 2582 villages.

In Census, 2001, the corresponding figures were 9 districts, 38 sub-districts, 33 towns (28 statutory towns and 5 census towns) and 2391 villages.

Although there is no specific increase in both districts, sub-districts and statutory towns, there is an increase of 18 census towns and 191 villages in Census 2011 as compared to Census, 2001 .

The density of population (person per sq km) in Census 2011 has been worked out to be 115, thus showing an increase of 18 points from 2001.Imphal West (998 per sq km) has turned out of the most densely inhabited followed by Thoubal (821 per sq km) in all the districts.

Likewise, among the major districts, Imphal West occupies the first position with a density of 856 per sq km and Thoubal occupies the second position with a density of 708 per sq km.

The minimum population density has been worked out in Tamenglong district (25 per sq km during 2001 and 32 per sq km during 2011) for both the Census.

With regard to sex ratio (number of females per 100 males) which was 978 in 2001 in Manipur, the Census report has shown an increase of 14 points to 992 in 2011.In rural area, the sex ratio has increased from 967 to 976.The corresponding increase in urban areas is 17 points from 1,009 to 1,026.Imphal West has recorded the highest sex ration in respect of total population (1031), rural population (1013) and urban population (1042).The lowest sex ratio in rural areas has been recorded in Chandel district (932) .

As per Census report, 2011, the child population in the age group of 0-6 years stands at 338,254.Of this, 236,843 are in rural areas while 101411 in urban areas.

Compared to the Census Report, 2001, the Child population has increased by 29669 in the State.

There has been an increase of 3168 in rural areas and 26501 in urban areas.

In terms of proportion of child population to the total population, there has been a decline of 1.1 percentages in rural areas and 0.8 percentage points in urban areas.

The growth rate of child population has worked out to 9.6 percent in the last decade.

There has been an increase of 1.4 percent in rural areas and 35.4 percent in urban areas.

In Census 2011, Child sex ratio (girls per 1000 boys) has marked a considerable fall from 957 to 936 (21 points) during 2001-2011.In rural areas, the fall has been to the tune of 25 points (965 to 931) and in urban areas, the decline has been to an extent of 12 points (961 to 949) over the last decade.

Tamenglong and Chandel (911 each) have recorded lowest child sex ration in rural areas whereas Churachandpur district (948) recorded the highest child sex ratio in rural areas.

On the other hand, Bishnupur district has recorded the lowest child sex ratio and Chandel district (985) the highest child sex ratio in urban areas.

The total scheduled caste (SC) population in the State has recorded at 97042 in the Census, 2011 .

Of this, 47563 are in rural areas and 49479 in urban areas.

In terms of proportion, SC population constitutes 3.8 percent of the total population and there has been an increase of 1 percent during the last decade.

The highest number of SC population has been recorded in Thoubal (40593) and the lowest in Tamenglong (22).For the Scheduled Tribe (ST), the population has been pegged at 902740, 791126 in rural and 111614 in urban areas.

ST population constitutes 35.1 percent of the total population.

There has been an increase of 161599, thus recording a decadal growth of 21.8 percent.

The highest number of ST population has been recorded in Churachandpur district (254787) and the lowest in Thoubal district (1808) .


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