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Sex Ratio of India has improved from 933 in 2001 to 940 in 2014. Know more on Sex Ratio in India with data from Census of India 2011.
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Sex Ratio of India


Current Sex Ratio of India 2014 940 females for every 1,000 males
Current Sex Ratio of India 2013 940 females/1,000 males
Sex Ratio of India in 2012 940
Total Male Population in India 2012 628,800,000 (628.8 million)
Total Female Population in India 2012 591,400,000 (591.4 million)


Current Sex Ratio of India in 2014 is 940 Females/1000 Males.
Sex Ratio of India - Sex Ratio is a term used to define number of females per 1000 males. It's a great source to find the equality of males and females in a society at a given period of time. In India Sex Ratio was okay till the time of Independence, thereafter it has declined regularly. According to Census of India 20011, Indian sex ratio has shown some improvement in the last 10 years. It has gone up from 933 in 2001 to 940 in 2011 census of India. There has been some improvement in the Sex Ratio of India but it has gone down badly in some states like Haryana. The state of Kerala with 1084 females for every 1000 males has the best sex ratio in India. It has shown a tremendous improvement in the last 10 years. Haryana has the lowest sex ratio of 877 females per 1000 males. So Sex Ratio of India varies from region to region. Kerala and Puducherry are only two places in India where total female population is more than the male population. Other states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka are also showing an increase in their sex ratio.

The states of South India have the best Sex Ratio of females per 1000 males. Some important facts about Sex Ratio of India are presented here:
Sex Ratio of India
  • Kerala with 1084 females per 1000 males has the highest sex ratio according to 2011 Census of India.
  • The state of Haryana has the lowest female literacy rate in India.
  • In Union Territories of India, Daman and Diu has the lowest female sex ratio while Pondicherry has the highest female sex ratio in India.
  • There is some extent of gender bias in India which is responsible for this decline in female ratio however it has started to show some improvement in the last 20 years.
  • Lack of education and poverty in rural areas leads to gender bias.




Sex Ratio of India in 2011
Sex Ratio of India 2011 940 females for every 1,000 males
Total Male Population 623,700,000 (623.7 million)
Total Female Population 586,500,000 (586.5 million)


Sex Ratio of India as per 2011 Census
Sex Ratio of India India 940
Rural Sex Ratio of India Rural 947
Urban Sex Ratio of India Urban 926


Sex Ratio of India 2014

State / Union Territory (U.T.) Sex Ratio
Uttar Pradesh 908
Maharashtra 946
Bihar 916
West Bengal 947
Andhra Pradesh 992
Madhya Pradesh 930
Tamil Nadu 995
Rajasthan 926
Karnataka 968
Gujarat 918
Odisha 978
Kerala 1,084
Jharkhand 947
Assam 954
Punjab 893
Haryana 877
Chhattisgarh 991
Jammu and Kashmir 883
Uttarakhand 963
Himachal Pradesh 974
Tripura 961
Meghalaya 986
Manipur 987
Nagaland 931
Goa 968
Arunachal Pradesh 920
Mizoram 975
Sikkim 889
Delhi 866
Puducherry 1,038
Chandigarh 818
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 878
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 775
Daman and Diu 618
Lakshadweep 946
India 940






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