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India's gender ratio 1901-2011

The gender ratio in India was 943 in 2011. It was at its lowest in 1991, with 927 females per 1,000 males and has increased slightly since. In rural areas of the country, this was 949, while urban areas recorded 929 females for every 1,000 males in 2011. Among its states, Kerala had the highest ratio of 1,084 females to 1,000 males. In contrast, the northern state of Haryana had the lowest ratio at 879 that same year.

Gender ratio in India from 1901 to 2011

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1901 to 2011

Supplementary notes

Gender ratio is the number of females per 1,000 males.
To retrieve the data, select Chapter 2: Area and population and click on Distribution of population, sex ratio, density And decadal growth rate of population.

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