Census 2011- Child Sex Ratio

Last few posts indicated the good news of Slow down of population increase and Marginal improvement in sex ratio. However today’s post shows a deeply disturbing set of statistics, i.e., a steep fall in the child sex ratio, which ultimately is likely to affect the Country’s Gender balance.

Census 2011 reveals the shocking data of child sex ratio has declined from 927 females against 1000 males in 2001 to 914 in 2011.

The best child sex ratios are indicated by the following states, mainly being from North East & Andaman Nicobar islands


  • Mizoram                                  971 girls per 1000 boys
  • Meghalaya                              970 girls per 1000 boys
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands  966 girls per 1000 boys

Kerala is close with 959.

Bottom three States for child sex ratio are


  • Haryana                   830 girls per 1000 boys
  • Punjab                     846 girls per 1000 boys
  • J & K                        859 girls per 1000 boys

State-wise details are also given  below:

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