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The decadal growth rate is a vital part of Census operations. This gives an overview of the percentage of total population growth in a particular decade. Hence, it is termed as "Decadal Growth Rate". As per the provisional report published during 31st March, 2011, India showed a decadal growth rate of 17.64 % for the entire population as compared to 21.15 % in Census 2001. The report says, during the last decade of 2001 to 2011, population in India grew by 181 million. The latest decadal growth rate in respect of adult literacy stands at 9.21 %.

Decadal growth rate of India in Census 2011, at a glance

Sex

GROWTH

Rate %

Male

9,15,01,158

17.19

Female

8,99,54,828

18.12

 

 
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