Population growth slows down

During the period, from 2001 to 2011, one child was born every 18 minutes in the district.

According to the abstract data of 2011 census, released recently, the population of Mysore district increased by 3,53,717 people in a span of 10 years, of which 2,85,956 were children.

This translates to the addition of 28,596 (approximately) children every year or 78 children every day or one child every 18 minutes to the population register in the district.

Mysore district, as in 2011, continues to be the fourth most populous district in the state.
Its population was 26,41,027 in 2001 and has rose to 29,94,744 in a span of 10 years.
Bangalore is the most populous with 95,88,910, while Kodagu is the least populous with a population of 5,54,762.

Density of population (population per square kilometre) in the district swelled from 385 in 2001 to 437 in 2011, which is an increase by 52 persons per square kilometre. The total area of Mysore district is 854 square kilometres.

 Considering the number of men and women, the data shows that there are 27,668 women less in the population. For 15,11,206 men there are 14,83,538 women in the district. The district has 50.46 per cent males and 49.54 per cent females.

District fares better

Yet, the district fares better in sex ratio in comparison with the state average. The sex ratio of Karnataka is 968, while it is 982 in Mysore district.

 Mysore district bettered its sex ratio from 964 females per 1,000 males to 982 over the decade.

The fact that the percentage of population of children in the age group of 0-6 years declined from 12.25 per cent in 2001 to 9.55 per cent in 2011, indicates that there is a slowdown in population growth in the district.

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