Sex Ratio

The Sex Ratio in the country which was 933 in 2001 has risen by 7 points to 940 in 2011. The increase in rural areas has been 1 point, from 946 to 947. The same in urban areas has been 26 points from 900 to 926. Kerala has the highest sex ratio in total (1084), rural (1077) and urban (1091). In rural Chandigarh (691) and in urban, Daman & Diu (550) show the lowest sex ratio in the country respectively.

Eight states namely Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Lakshadweep show fall in the sex ratio in rural areas and Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli in urban areas.

Child Sex Ratio (0-6 years) Census 2011 marks a considerable fall in child sex ratio in the age group of 0-6 years and has reached an all time low of 914 since 1961. The fall has been 13 points (927-914) for the country during 2001-2011. In rural areas, the fall is significant - 15 points (934-919) and in urban areas it has been 4 points (906-902) over the decade 2001-2011. Delhi (809) has recorded the lowest and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (975) the highest child sex ratio in rural areas. Haryana (829) has recorded the lowest and Nagaland (979) the highest child sex ratio in urban areas.

Sex Ratio in India and Neighbouring Countries in 2011

Ranking of States/UTs and Districts in Terms of Sex Ratio

Top two States/UTs in Terms of Sex Ratio

  1. Kerala 1084
  2. Puducherry 1038

Bottom two States/UTs in Terms of Sex Ratio

  1. Daman and Diu 618
  2. Dadra and Nagar Haveli 775

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