Census 2011: Lowest Sex Ratio In Banglore
BANGALORE: The growth rate of the population in the state has steadily declined over the last three census after several ups and downs. But, the growth of Bangalore has been astronomical and has become the most populous district in the state.
The numbers throw an interesting contrast. The impact of converting agricultural lands into sites combined with shortage of water and large-scale migration to the city meant that Bangalore rural recording was the second lowest population in the state.
Even as the population has been growing, the growth rate of population of children has declined. The impact has been felt more among the female children with a growth of 4.67 % from the last census. This means that the state, especially Udupi and Kodagu, have an aged population registering the lowest growth rate of 8.54 % at just over one lakh children in each district.
The happiness of seeing districts such as Udupi, Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada registering a gender ratio of over 1,000 women for 1,000 men is fleeting as these numbers may not reflect in the next few census. The child sex ratio has been registered at 960 women on an average, with Bagalkot registering a depressing 929 followed by Bijapur at 930. It remains to be seen as to what steps would be taken by the government on this issue.
Looking at the adult figures, Bangalore has the lowest sex ratio of 908, a drastic decrease when compared to the next lowest of 945 registered by Bangalore rural.
Even as women’s plight in higher education continues, it is good to see this census registering a growth of 42.64 % of increase in female literacy, while men lag behind at only a 29.14 % growth over the last census. This proves what the Education Ministry has been saying year after year — girls out do boys in the secondary exams. But, female illiterates exceed their counterparts in Raichur and Yadgir districts.
The state has added 1.05 crore of literates as counted over the last census registering a growth of 34.81 % in the last decade with Dakshina Kannada recording the highest literacy rate of 88.62 % while Yadgir recorded the lowest at 52.36 %.
Census in the state was conducted in 29,340 villages over 176 taluks in the 30 districts. The 22 urban centres and 347 towns posed a major challenge for the census department with its huge migratory population and homeless people.
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