Tripura records higher female growth figures than men

The percentage of growth in female population has soared to 15.55 percent overtaking the male growth figures of 13.98 percent for the last decade in Tripura, according to the provisional census report.

Last Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 18:03 PM IST

Agartala: The percentage of growth in female
population has soared to 15.55 percent overtaking the male
growth figures of 13.98 percent for the last decade in
Tripura, according to the provisional census report.

Director of Census, Dilip Acharjee said overall sex ratio
in the state had increased from 948 to 961, but the birth of
girl child (0-6 years) declined from 966 to 953 against every
1000 population in 2011.

He said Tripura`s total population rose from 31, 99,205 to
36,71,032 recording 14.75 percent growth in last one decade
and added the population density of the state also rose from
305 to 350.

Acharjee said literacy rate increased by 14.56 percent
which now stands at 87.75 percent in Tripura, the fourth
highest in the country and added the number of illiterates
reduced from 7, 40,658 in the last decade to 3,95,235 in 2011.

PTI