West Bengal Population - Census 2011 facts and figures


Census 2011 facts and figures of West Bengal population, literacy rate, sex ratio and much more.

West Bengal population - census 2011 facts and figures




After the recent census 2011 many facts and figures have sprung up all over India. The revealing has brought many good and evil together in the light. As a state of India West Bengal has also had it's population counted and also major facts noted down and calculated. The main facts and figures regarding West Bengal after the Census 2011 stand as follows:

West Bengal census 2011 facts and figures


West Bengal Ranking in India in terms of population : 4th most populated state in India

West Bengal Total population : 9,13,47,736 (7.55% of India's total population)

West Bengal population Growth rate : 13.93%

Population increased from 2001 to 2011 : 1,11,71,539

West Bengal Male population : 4,69,27,389 (51.37%)

West Bengal Female population : 4,44,20,347 (48.63%)

West Bengal Population density : 1029 people per one square kilometre

West Bengal Sex ratio : 947 females per 1000 males

West Bengal Literacy rate : 77.08%

West Bengal men Literacy rate : 82.67%

West Bengal women Literacy rate : 71.16%

Population under 6 years of age : 1,01,12,599 (11.07%)

0 to 6 years West Bengal Child sex ratio : 949.5 girls per 1000 boys




Following the facts and figures mentioned above, it is evident that West Bengal is at present at a better position than the overall picture in India. West Bengal's current population growth rate, girl child abortion and killing rate are less than that of India's overall figures; on the other hand literacy rates for both men and women, population sex ratio etc are more than the average numbers of the whole India. This is a good sign indeed. But to maintain it's position as one of the better states of India in it's census ranking West Bengal will have to keep up the trends it is currently exhibiting and also improve the census figures in the child sections. If child population growth rates, literacy rates and sex ratios are improved then automatically their counterparts for general citizen will improve in the future. The facts show that West Bengal has contributed towards the national goal of reducing population growth and it shows potential to continue reducing the population growth and increasing the literacy rate and sex ratios etc.. Thus census 2011 shows the efforts by West Bengal towards the country and also shows the potential it holds for a better future. In the overall picture where India has failed to accomplish it's huge target of reducing it's growth rate to a nominal value West Bengal seems to be on the right track and together with the other states they can set an example so that the whole nation can move towards a better future for the future generation.


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