Population of Goa has risen to 14, 57,723 over the last 10 years, which is an increase of 8.17 per cent from 2001.
PANAJI: Population of Goa has risen to 14, 57,723 over the last 10 years, which is an increase of 8.17 per cent from 2001.
According to provisional figures of the new Census released on Thursday, total population of the state comprises 7,40, 711 males and 7,17,012 females.
The sex ratio for the coastal state stands at 968, which was 961 in 2001. Sex ratio for child population in the age group of six is 920, which was 938 in 2001, whereas sex ratio for population aged seven and above is 973, which was 964 in 2001.
The population up to six years of age is counted at 1,39,495 -- 72,669 males and 66,826 females -- while population of seven years old and above has been found at 13,18,228 -- 6,68,042 males and 6,50,186 females.
The per square kilometre density, according to the Census, is 394 in the state.
Approximately 11,52,117 people are literate in Goa, giving the literacy rate of 87.40 per cent, which is higher than the national average. The literacy rate of males in the state is 92.81 per cent (6,20,026) while for females it is 81.84 per cent (5,32,091).
The census figures put the national literacy rate at 74.04 per cent in 2011.
Ten states and Union territories viz. Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Tripura, Goa, Daman and Diu, Puducherry, Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands achieved literacy rate of above 85 per cent, the target set by the Planning Commission to be achieved by 2011-12.
The percentage decadal growth of population in the state during 2001-2011 has been counted at 8.17 per cent against national average of 17.64 per cent.