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State population up 15.67 p.c.

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Bangalore: Karnataka' population is estimated at 6,11,30,704, an increase of 82,80,142 in the last 10 years, according to the provisional 2011 Census report released on Thursday.

The decadal growth of population was 15.67 per cent. According to the 2001 Census, the State's population was 5,28,50,562.

As per the 2011 Census, the female sex ration is 968 (for 1000 males). In 2001, the female sex ratio is 965.

As per the 2011 Census, the male population of the State was estimated at 3,10,57,742 while the female population stood at 3,00,77,962. The percentage of the State's population to the country's population was 5.05.

There is nine per cent increase in the literacy percentage, from 66.6 per cent in 2001 to 75.6 per cent in 2011. The male literary rate is estimated at 82.8 per cent while female literacy is put at 68.1 per cent.

The percentage of male and female literates in 2001 was 76.1 and 56.9.

The child ratio in the age group of 0-6 has declined from 946 in 2001 to 943 in 2011. There is a sharp increase in the density of population per sq km in Karnataka. According to 2011 Census provisional data, the density of population increased from 276 per sq km in 2001 to 319 per sq km in 2011.

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