Assam's population is 31.17 crore

Guwahati: Assam's population is now 3,11,69,272 registering an increase of 45,13,744 in the last 10 years, according to the provisional 2011 Census report for the state released I Guwahati on Tuesday.

Assam's population has 1,59,54,927 male and 1,52,14,345 female, Director of Census Operations Rabendra Kumar Das said quoting the report.

The 2001-11 decade increase has been 16.93 per cent.

The highest growth of population at 24.40 per cent was in Dhubri district bordering Bangladesh, while the growth has decreased to 20.74 per cent from 21.87 per cent in Karimganj, the other district along that country.

The population growth in the state during 1991-2001 was 18.92 per cent, according to the report.

The density of population has also increased to 397 per sq km against 340 in 2001, the report said.

The proportion of child population in the age group 0-6 has increased to 14.47 per cent with 14.50 per cent females from 16.87 per cent with 17.15 per cent females in 2001.

The total literate population is 1,95,07,017 persons, including 87,50,080 females, while the literacy rate is 73.81 per cent with 78.81 per cent male and 67.27 per cent females.

The literacy rate has gone up from 63.25 per cent in 2001 to 73.18 per cent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.93 per cent.