Mysore district highly populated after Bangalore

Mysore district highly populated after Bangalore

The heritage city of Mysore has 30,01,127 population and is the third highly populated district after Bangalore and Belgaum, said D Helen Premakumari, Deputy Director, Directorate of Census Operations.

She was speaking at a one-day workshop on Census of India 2011-Census Dissemination, here on Thursday. The workshop was organised by the University of Mysore (UoM), Department of Studies in Statistic and Directorate of Census Operations, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Helen who took a technical session on ‘Census Concepts and Definitions’, added that Bangalore had the highest population with 96,21,551 people, followed by Belgaum (47,79,661).

With a population of 30,01,127, Mysore stands in third place. Kodagu has only 5,54,519 population and stands last in the State. According to census-2011, the State has a population of 6,10,95,297 and it has seen 15.60 per cent growth in the last decade.

Compared to 1991 census, Bangalore has recorded 47.18 per cent population growth and this is because many are moving to the silicon city in search of work. Bangalore is followed by Yadgir (22.89%) and Bellary (20.99%). However, Chikmagalur has recored negative growth of - 0.26. Helen said most people from districts were migrating to bigger cities in search of work and this had resulted in negative growth with 37.4 million persons live in rural areas in the State.

This was more than two-thirds of the total population.

When it comes to sex ratio, the ratio has increased from 965 to 973 over the decade. Bangalore has the lowest sex ratio of 916.

Perceptible increase in sex ratio seen are as follows - Chikmagalur (+24), Kodagu (+23), Chamarajanagar (+22), Dharwad (+22), Mysore (+21), Davanagere (+20), Shimoga (+20) and Chitradurga (+19).

Female population is higher than male population in Chikmagalur, Kodagu, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. “Despite having a favourable sex ratio, Udupi (-36) and Dakshina Kannada (-2) recorded negative growth,” she added.

Professor S Ravi, Statistics department, UoM said that population census provides a snapshot of the nation at a particular point of time and helped foretell the direction in which it is heading.

 He said that Indian census was one of the world’s largest administrative exercise, and the sole producer of the data on various demographic, social, economic and other characteristics of the Indian population.

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