Census of India: 2001 & 2011

Census of India Historical Perspective 2023


In this section population generated through the Census of India 2001 and 2011 commissioned by the Office of the Registrar General of India (RGI) with focus on child age-specific population is presented. With an aim to provide readymade projections of child population (6 to 11, 11 to 13 and 6 to 14 years). An attempt has also been made based on the Census 2011 population to project age-specific population to facilitate education officers, especially at the block and district levels to compute enrolment based indicators, such as Gross and Net enrolment ratio and other enrolment based indicators being used in the district plan formulation.

Importance of Child Population to Compute Educational Indicators (2023)

The section also presents a series of articles written by scholars  as well as a report of the Seminar on Census 2001 and its implications on primary education in India conducted at NIEPA, New Delhi.

Census of India 2011: Population, Literacy, Density, Sex Ratio and other information

Census of India: CONTENTS

Census of India 2001: Press Release

State-specific Analysis of Census 2001 Population Data

District-specific Population, 2001

District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2001

Census of India 2001: Preliminary Analysis of District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates

District-Specific Rural-Urban Distribution of Population: 2001

Census of India 2001: District-specific Rural-Urban Literacy Rates

Provisional Data

Analysis of Census 2001 Population Data

Report of the Seminar on Progress of Literacy in India: What the Census 2001 Prevails

Impact of Formal Education System to Total Literates: An analysis of Census 2001 Provisional Data

India’s Literacy Panorama

Some Significant Features of Literacy Data of the 2001 Census and Projection of Literacy Rate for the Population of Age-group 15+

Changes in Gender Disparity in Literacy Rates During 1991-2001

Maharashtra: A Socio-special Analysis of Literacy Trends with Special Reference to 2001 Census(/a)

Final Population Data

Final District-specific Population & Literacy Data (Zip File)

Age-specific Population: 6-11, 11-14 & 6-14 Year Population (Actual, 2001 Census)

Age Data Files, 2001 Census



Census Goldmine

Census of India Home Page

Note: The data used and analysis presented on this page is entirely based upon the data published by the Office of the Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, 2A, Mansingh Road, New Delhi 110011 (INDIA). Users are advised to refer the original documents and requested to give the complete source of the data used.

Forty Years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019 (e-Book)

Forty years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019

Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021

UDISE, Interview of Prof. Arun C Mehta in Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021