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Fact About Bihar

Religious demographics

Religion Percent
Hindus 82.7%
Islam 16.9%
Others 0.4%

Bihar Population Census data 2011

Bihar Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Bihar has population of 10.41 Crores, an increase from figure of 8.30 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Bihar as per 2011 census is 104,099,452 of which male and female are 54,278,157 and 49,821,295 respectively. In 2001, total population was 82,998,509 in which males were 43,243,795 while females were 39,754,714.

The total population growth in this decade was 25.42 percent while in previous decade it was 28.43 percent. The population of Bihar forms 8.60 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 8.07 percent.

Bihar Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Bihar state, around 88.71 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 48,073,850 and 44,267,586 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Bihar state was 92,341,436. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 88.71%.

In rural regions of Bihar state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 921 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 938 girls per 1000 boys. In Bihar, 17,383,701 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 18.83 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Bihar, literacy rate for males and female stood at 69.67 % and 44.30 %. Average literacy rate in Bihar for rural areas was 59.78 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 44,812,152.

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 88.71 % 11.29 %
Total Population 92,341,436 11,758,016
Male Population 48,073,850 6,204,307
Female Population 44,267,586 5,553,709
Population Growth 24.25 % 35.43 %
Sex Ratio 921 895
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 938 912
Child Population (0-6) 17,383,701 1,750,263
Child Percentage (0-6) 18.83 % 14.89 %
Literates 44,812,152 7,692,401
Average Literacy 59.78 % 76.86 %
Male Literacy 69.67 % 82.56 %
Female Literacy 44.30 % 61.95 %