Census gives us the idea of the population and its structure. In this way it becomes important and useful in policy formation and implementation. Below are the data of the last two censuses which gives us brief overview of the population structure of the Chhattisgarh.


Actual Population25,545,19820,833,803
Sex Ratio991989
Child Sex Ratio969975
Total Child Population (0-6 Age)3,661,6893,554,916
Male Population (0-6 Age)1,859,9351,800,413
Female Population (0-6 Age)1,801,7541,754,503
Population Growth22.61%18.06%
Percentage of total Population2.11%2.03%
Literacy70.28 %64.66 %
Male Literacy80.27 %77.38 %
Female Literacy60.24 %51.85 %
Total Literate15,379,92211,173,149
Male Literate8,807,8936,711,395
Female Literate6,572,0294,461,754


After the formation of the state in 2001, Chhattisgarh has seen two censuses till now. First was in 2001 and second was in 2011.

Population growth:

Chhattisgarh constitute around 2.11% of total population which has increased slightly from 2.03% in 2001. This indicates that population in state is increasing as compared to the other state of the nation. This notion is supported by the fact that population growth in the state is 22.61% more than the national average.

Sex Ratio:

Sex ratio of the state is better than the most of the states of India. Sex ratio has increased from 1989 to 1991 in 2011.


The best part of the state is that its literacy rate is 70.28% which is comparable to many other states. According to the last census the literacy rate was 64.66. this indicates that state has taken a leap in terms of literacy.

Population density:

Population density of Chhattisgarh is lesser than the national average 382. The current population density is 189. This is because , most of the state is covered by the forest.



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