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Demography of Tamil Nadu vs India asper Census 2011

Tamil Nadu
(2011 Census)
(2011 Census)
1.21 billion
The decadal growth rate of population for the period 2001-2011
( Higher than that of the previous decade (i.e., 11.19% during 1991-2001))
15.6 %
Decadal change in rural population 
6.49 %
Decadal change in urban population 
27.16 %
Population density
555 persons per sq km
382 persons per sq km
Sex ratio (987 in 2001)
995 females per 1000 of males
940 females per 1000 of males

Other Points to remember : 

  • Tamil Nadu is the most urbanised large State in the country with 48.45 per cent of its population living in urban areas.
  • Tamil Nadu’s slum population was estimated to be 2.8 million in 2011, which constitutes approximately 8 per cent of its total urban population. Around 18.88 per cent of Chennai’s population live in slums out of which 50 per cent live in dense slum areas
  • In 15 districts, the sex ratio is below the State average of 995

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