The provisional population total of Manipur was released by the census director of the state Y Thamkishore at Hotel Classic today. The releasing function was attended by Imphal west DC K Radhakumar and census state coordinator S Dinokumar.
Manipur shows a decadal population growth of 4,27,860 in the recent concluded enumeration. This means the state has a total population growth rate of 18.65 %. The total population of Manipur according to provisional Census 2011 is registered at 27,21,756, among that males have registered at 13,69,764 and females at 13,51,992.
The population density per square kilometer is 122 and the sex ratio of females per 1000 males is at 987.The 0 to 6 infants have registered at 3,53,237 numbers, males consisting of 1,82,684 and females at 1,70,553 numbers contributing a total of 12.98 % of the total population. The literacy rate has climbed down to 79.85, males at 86.49 % and females at 73.17 %.
The ranking of districts of the state by population size of the census is topped by Imphal West with a total of 5,146,83(18.91 %) followed by Imphal East at 4,52,661 (16.63 %) , Thoubal at 4,20,517 (15.45 %) ,Senapati at 3,54,972 (13.04 %), Churachandpur at 2,71,274 (9.97 %), Bishnupur at 2,40,363 (8.83%), Ukhrul at 1,83,115 (6.73 %) ,Chandel at 1,44,028 (5.29 %) and Tamenlong as the least populated at 1,40,143 (5.15 %).
The district with the highest literacy rate is 86.70 for Imphal West at 86.70 % for 3,95,731 persons literate and Churachanpur at 84.29 % literate for. The third most literate percentage is Imphal East with a percentage of 82.81 %..
The district with the highest number of infants within the age group from 0 to 6 is Thoubal district at 66,953 . Imphal East at 60,760 and Imphal West at 58,239 infants. Lowest population is Chandel district with 16,496 infants.
The figures for Manipur include by sex, the estimated population,0 to 6 population and literates of Paomata,Mao Maram and Purul sub divisions of Senapati district.
Director of census operations Y Thamkishore stated that the census report is a provisional one and subjected to change, the enumeration details have been completed and announced upto state and district wise , the sub divisional report is yet to be released along with the total numbers of disabled persons of the state.
He further stated that there has been no abnormal growth in the census. It may be mentioned that enumeration drive was conducted in two statges throughout the state by a total of 7,000 enumerators and lasted from February 9 till the 28.
The analysis report states to bear in mind that the first flush of provisional census results,is raw and not subjected to the intensive checks and cross checks as the usual final data is,further the numbers given are also tentative and the final numbers are found to be different.
Some caution is needed while interpreting the results and subjected to limitations.