New Delhi: The Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India has published the 2011 census data on the marital status of Scheduled Tribes persons for all states and union territories by age and sex, number of women, ever married women by present age, parity and total children ever born by sex, number of surviving children and total surviving children by sex, number of births last year by sex and birth order etc.
Special Tables viz. ST-7, ST-1 1 on Scheduled Tribes reflect marital status by age and sex, ever married women by present age, Parity and total children ever born by sex etc.
The ST-12 table contains number of women and ever married women by present age, number of surviving children and total surviving children by sex. Table number-13 shows number of Women and currently married Women by present age, number of births by sex and birth order.
The data released shows that among STs 4,67,00,848 people are married out of 10,45,45,716. The married persons constitute 44.7 percent of the total STs population.
Percentage of widowed is 4.6 percent and separated is 0.4 percent. The percentage of divorced constitute 0.2 percent. In comparison to 2001 Census, the percentage of widowed, divorced, separated has increased in most of the age groups. More than half of the marriages have taken place in the age group of 20-24.
The percentage of marriage taken place in the above age group is 57.2 percent. The data also shows that for 72 percent of the STs female, the marriage age is above 18 years.
Total numbers of ever married Women has increased among all the ages. It increased remarkably in the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, West Bengal and Assam. Total children ever born in all the ages have decreased in all the States / UTs. Total number of surviving children has increased in almost all the States /UTs in comparison to the corresponding figures of 2001 Census.
The above tables are available on the Census of India website: http://censusindia.gov.in/