Rajasthan: Population & Census

Rajasthan: Population & Census

 

Rajasthan: Population & Census

Population of Rajasthan – Rajasthan with a population of 75,984,317 people is ranked as 7th populous state of India. Nearly ninety percent of Rajasthan’s population is Hindu with Muslims making up the largest minority with eight percent of the populations. Jains – the merchant and traders from Rajasthan constitute a significant presence. Schedule Castes (ST) and Schedule Tribes (ST) form about seventy percent and twelve percent of the state population respectively. The population of the tribes in Rajasthan is nearly a double of the national average, with original inhabitants Bhils and the Meenas forming the largest group. Lesser known tribes like Sahariyas, Damariyas, Garasias, Lohars still form an important groups.

The Bhils are largely concentrated in the area around Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Dungarpur in the south corner of the state constituting a formidable 39 percent of the state’s tribal population. Regarded as warriors with fine inherent guerilla tactics, their archery skills find mention in the Hindu epics of Mahabharata and the Ramayana. With improved communication and rapid growth in the economy, the Bhil’s of living is slowly changing from their original hunting and gathering existence to one near the mainstream.

After the Bhils the Meenas are the second largest tribal group and the most widely spread throughout eastern Rajasthan. Most Meenas are cultivators and worship Lord Shiva. Another nomadic community is Rabari or Raika, of which there are two groups – Camel breeders (Marus) and the sheep breeders (Chakias). The Gurjars in the eastern part of the Rajasthan including Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur and Kota region dominate.

There are various local dialects and region variations in Rajasthan and Marwari, the predominant language of Rajasthan. Hindi, the official language of Rajasthan is spoken by majority. English is widely spoken by people engaged in the hospitality industry and business.

 

 

 

Current Population of Rajasthan in 2017 75,984,317
Population of Rajasthan in 2016 74,791,568
Population in 2015 73,529,325
Total Male Population 35,620,086 (2011)
Total Female Population 33,000,926 (2011)
Sex Ratio in Rajasthan 926 females per 1,000 males

 

Population Growth 21.31% 28.33%
Percantage of total Population 5.66% 5.49%
Sex Ratio 928 921
Child Sex Ratio 888 909
Density/km2 200 165
Density/mi2 519 428
Area(Km2) 342,239 342,239
Area mi2 132,139 132,139
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 10,649,504 10,651,002
Male Population (0-6 Age) 5,639,176 5,579,616
Female Population (0-6 Age) 5,010,328 5,071,386
Literacy 66.11 % 60.41 %
Male Literacy 79.19 % 75.70 %
Female Literacy 52.12 % 43.85 %
Total Literate 38,275,282 27,702,010
Male Literate 23,688,412 18,047,157
Female Literate 14,586,870 9,654,853

 

Sex Ratio of Rajasthan
The sex ratio in Rajasthan is not a great indicator of its overall growth and development. Present sex ratio of 926 females for 1000 males is less as compared to other states in India like Kerala and Karnataka. According to latest figures, there are only 10 districts in Rajasthan where sex ratio exceeds 900. In fact Rajasthan’s sex ratio has declined in the last two decades which causes a serious concern for Government and Agencies.

 

Literacy Rate in Rajasthan
The current literacy rate of state at 67.1% is less as compared to overall literacy rate of India which stands at 74%. Government has played a major role in bringing the Literacy rate of state up as it was pretty low in the last two decades.

 

Current Population of Rajasthan in 2017
Population of Rajasthan is increasing at a steady rate in the last 10 years. The vibrant state of Rajasthan is home to over 75.9 million in current year 2017. However, this figure stood at 74,791,568 in the last year 2016. Population growth in Rajasthan is descent at 1.7% annually. The state adds more than 1 million people to its total population every year.

 

Population of Rajasthan consists of
Hindus – 88.8%, Muslims – 8.5%, Sikhs – 1.4% Jains – 1.2%

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Districts

 

# District Population Increase Sex Ratio Literacy Density
1 Jaipur 6,626,178 26.19 % 910 75.51 % 595
2 Jodhpur 3,687,165 27.74 % 916 65.94 % 161
3 Alwar 3,674,179 22.78 % 895 70.72 % 438
4 Nagaur 3,307,743 19.20 % 950 62.80 % 187
5 Udaipur 3,068,420 23.69 % 958 61.82 % 262
6 Sikar 2,677,333 17.03 % 947 71.91 % 346
7 Barmer 2,603,751 32.52 % 902 56.53 % 92
8 Ajmer 2,583,052 18.40 % 951 69.33 % 305
9 Bharatpur 2,548,462 21.29 % 880 70.11 % 503
10 Bhilwara 2,408,523 19.60 % 973 61.37 % 230

Bottom 3 Districts

31 Sirohi 1,036,346 21.76 % 940 55.25 % 202
32 Pratapgarh 867,848 22.78 % 983 55.97 % 195
33 Jaisalmer 669,919 31.81 % 852 57.22 % 17

High Literacy

# District Literacy
1 Kota 76.56 %
2 Jaipur 75.51 %
3 Jhunjhunun 74.13 %
4 Sikar 71.91 %
5 Alwar 70.72 %

High Pop Growth

# District Growth Rate
1 Bikaner 41.19 %
2 Barmer 32.52 %
3 Jaisalmer 31.81 %
4 Jodhpur 27.74 %
5 Banswara 26.53 %

 

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