Author: Mahendra K PremiPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 303ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123748612
The present book entitled “Population of India in the new millennium: Census 2001” provides information on population issues that have been released by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India upto the middle of 2005. The census has collected a large amount of information about each and every individual in the country covering demographic, economic and social variables. The book presents these data in a simpler manner providing comparisons with earlier censuses without loading it with complex formulae and technical terms.
List of TablesList of FiguresList of MapsPrefaceINTRODUCTIONIntroduction Perspective on Indian CensusInnovation in the 2001 Census and Census SchedulesCensus TabulationUtility of the Census DataQuality of Census EnumerationA Word of Caution in Using Census Data Appendix Tables Appendix 1-A – Houselist Schedule Appendix 1-B - Household Schedule Appendix 2 - Census of India 2001- List of Tables and AppendixPOPULATION SIZE, DISTRIBUTION AND GROWTHPopulation Size and Growth Population Growth patternPopulation Distribution and Growth by Zones And StatesPopulation Growth, 1901-2001Population Growth at district LevelPopulation DensityAppendix TablesINDIA’S URBANISATIONTrend in Urbanisation Urban Growth at State LevelUrban-Rural Growth Differential (URGD)Growth of CitiesGrowth of Metropolitan Cities Growth of Mega CitiesEmergence of New TownsConcentrated versus Dispersed UrbanisationConclusionsFuture prospects Appendix TablesPOPULATION COMPOSITION (SEX AND AGE)Sex CompositionSex Ratio in Population Aged 7 years and Above Child sex RatioFactors Responsible for decline in Sex Ratio, Especially Child Sex RatioAge CompositionChild Population Aged 0-14 yearsChild Population Aged 0-06 yearsWorking Age PopulationElderly populationDependency RatioElderly and HouseholdsHousehold heads Among the ElderlyAppendix TablesMARITAL STATUS IN INDIAPopulation distribution by Marital Status Elderly and Marital StatusMarried Males and Females Below the Legal Minimum Marriage AgeWomen Married Before Attaining the Age of 18 Years With 0-4 Duration of MarriageAge at MarriageExtent of Bigamy/Polygamy, State Wise Extent of Bigamy/Polygamy by ReligionSummary and ConclusionsAppendix TablesRELIGIOUS COMPOSITIONReligion in India: A Demographic PerspectivePopulation Composition and Growth Rates State-wise Population Growth RatesReligious Composition by Rural and Urban ResidenceSex Ratio by ReligionOverall Sex RatioSex Ratio in Population aged 0-6 yearsPercentage of Child population in Age Group 0-6 years to Total Population by ReligionReligion, Marital status and Age at MarriageReligion and Marital status Distribution in Population Aged 10 years and aboveAge at Marriage by ReligionLiteracy by ReligionReligion and Work Participation RatesSummary and ConclusionAppendix TablesLITERACY AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTLiteracy in the Indian ContextThe Illiterate PopulationInter-State DisparitiesDistrict Profile of Literacy Rate Attendance Rates Literacy by Educational LevelsState Level Educational Attainment in IndiaPersons with Higher Education Qualifications Educational Level Attained by People of Different Religious CommunitiesSummary and ConclusionAppendix TablesECONOMIC CHARACTERISITICS Trend in work Participation RateState Wise Work Participation Rate Rural urban DifferentialsSex-Age Pattern of Work Participation RatesClassification of Workers into Main and Marginal workers CategoriesBase Population in Computing Work Participation Rates Activity Pattern of WorkersWorkers by Employment StatusActivity of Non-WorkersSummary and ConclusionAppendix TablesDEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF INDIAN VOTERSImpact of lowering the Voting Age from 21 years to 18 yearsState Wise distribution of Voters per Lok Sabha SeatProportion of Voters Aged 18 years and above at The National and state LevelDistrict Wise Voters DistributionProportion of Male VotersProportion of Female VotersVoters Who Cannot Become Members of Lok Sabha of Stat AssembliesConcluding RemarksGLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS USED IN THE BOOKREFERENCESINDEX