Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh stands fifth in the country with a total population of 8,46,65,533 while Uttar Pradesh remains top going by the just-concluded Census-2011.
The Union Home Ministry has released the Census-2011 figures. Of the total population of 8,46,65,533 in the State, males accounted for 4,25,09, 881, while women made up with 4,21,55,652. The density of the State has been estimated to be 308. Ranga Reddy district has topped all districts in terms of population whereas the State Capital with a density of 18,480 per square kilometer leads all others in respect of density. Adilabad with a lowest 170 people for a square kilometer registered the lowest density among all others.
In respect of sex ratio, with a figure of 992:1000 the State has registered a much desired improvement over the previous figure of 972:1000 as per the Census- 2001. Nizamabad, with a ratio of 1038:1000 has topped the list of sex ratio in the district. The rate of population growth has registered 3.49 per cent since the last Census in 2001.
As far as literacy rate was concerned, the State has registered an increase with the rate stands at 67.66 per cent. Of which, the literacy rate among males remained at 75.76 per cent. (NSS)