Sex ratio of Haryana improves

August 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) The sex ratio in Haryana has improved with 877 females in 2011, from 861 in 2001, for every 1,000 males, said an official Friday.

“The sex ratio of both the rural and urban population has recorded an increase. The sex ratio in rural areas increased to 880 from 866 in the 2001 census,” Director of Census Operations Neerja Shekhar said.

“In urban areas, the ratio has gone up to 871 in 2011 compared to 847 in 2001, a net gain of 24 females per 1,000 males,” she said.

This data was revealed as a part of the provisional rural-urban distribution figures of population of Haryana in Census 2011.

Haryana’s urban population went up by over 2.7 million (27 lakh).

The urban population has increased from 6.1 million (61 lakh) in 2001 to 8.8 million (88 lakh) in 2011, registering an increase of 2.7 million (27 lakh).

Shekhar said the share of urban population increased to 34.79 percent in 2011 as compared to 28.92 percent in 2001.

The overall population of the state is over 2.53 crore.

Haryana’s millennium city Gurgaon, registered the highest urban population growth at 236.45 percent followed by Mewat at 109.13 percent and Rewari at 69.94 percent.

“The lowest urban growth was reported from Sirsa at 9.21 percent followed by Bhiwani at 19.30 percent and Yamunanagar at 20.30 percent. The rural population of Haryana is now 65.21 percent,” Shekhar said.

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