UP still highest contributor to migration in city

Uttar Pradesh continues to be the biggest contributor to migration into Delhi, followed by Bihar and Haryana, according to figures quoted in the latest Economic Survey of Delhi.

In 2013, the natural increase in population was 2.73 lakh, whereas migration has been estimated at 0.62 lakh, the survey said. A total of 27.19 per cent of the population in 2011 was aged between 0-14 years.

It also showed there are about 67 disabled people who have problem in movement. They constitute 29 per cent of the total disabled population of 2.34 lakh. There are more male disabled people than women in the city. The disabled men in 2011 numbered 1,38, 379 and women numbered 96,503.

Language

Hindi is the language preferred by over 80 per cent of Delhiites and Punjabi speakers form over 7 per cent of the population, closely followed by Urdu speakers who are over 6 per cent.

The language-wise distribution of population quoted by the survey showed that in 2001 census, there were more Tamil speaking people than Malayalam speakers and Maithili speakers. There were 92,426 Tamil-speakers, 92,009 Malayalam speakers and 85,331 Maithili speakers in 2001. Interestingly, there are 44,367 Nepali speaking people while there are only 288 people who speak Sanskrit, the survey noted.

There are also over 45,000 Delhiites who speak Gujarati, according to figures quoted in the latest Economic Survey of Delhi. People who speak Gujarati constitute around 0.33 per cent of Delhi’s population as per the 2001 census figures, said the survey.

The decadal growth rate of population recorded in 2011 in the city was 21.2 per cent as compared to 47.02 in 2001, said the survey. Describing Delhi as a city which is among the top 40 cities in therms of wealth ranking in the world, the survey said the rapid increase in population has raised density of population from 9,340 people per square kilometre in 2001 to 11,320 people per square kilometre in 2011.

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