1971 Census of India

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General information
CountryIndia
Results
Total population547,949,809 (24.84%)
Most populous ​regionUttar Pradesh (88,340,000)

The 1971 Census of India was the 11th in a series of censuses held in India every decade since 1872.[1]

The population of India was counted as 547,949,809 people.[2]

Population by state

Population of Indian states and union territories in 1971 [3]
State/Union Territory Population
Andhra Pradesh 43,500,000
Assam[a] 14,900,000
Bihar 56,300,000
Gujarat 26,600,000
Haryana 10,030,000
Himachal Pradesh 3,460,000
Jammu and Kashmir 4,610,000
Kerala 21,300,000
Madhya Pradesh 41,640,000
Maharashtra 50,400,000
Manipur 1,070,000
Mysore[b] 29,290,000
Nagaland 516,449
Orissa 21,940,000
Punjab 13,510,000
Rajasthan 25,700,000
Tamil Nadu 41,190,000
Tripura 1,550,000
Uttar Pradesh 88,340,000
West Bengal 44,310,000
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 115,133
Arunachal Pradesh 465, 511
Chandigarh 257,251
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 74,170
Delhi 4,060,000
Goa, Daman and Diu 857,771
Lakshadweep 31,810
Pondicherry 471,707

Information

The schedule contained 35 questions.[4]

Name of the person
Relationship to head (of the household)
Sex
Age
Marital Status
For currently married women only:
  • Age at marriage
  • Any child born in the last one year

Birth Place

  • Place of birth
  • Rural/Urban
  • District
  • State/Country
Last Residence
  • Place of last residence
  • Rural/Urban
  • District
  • State/Country

Duration of Residence at the village or town of enumeration

Religion
S.C. or S.T.
Literacy (L or O)
Educational level
Mother tongue
Other languages

Main Activity
  • Broad category
    • Worker (C, AL, HHI, OW)
    • Non-worker (H, S, T, R, D, B, I, O)
  • Place of work (Name of Village/Town)
  • Name of Establishment
  • Nature of Industry, Trade, Profession or Service
  • Description of Work
  • Class of worker

Secondary Work

  • Broad Category (C, AL, HHI, OW)
  • Place of work (Name of Village/Town)
  • Name of Establishment
  • Nature of Industry, Trade, Profession or Service
  • Description of Work
  • Class of Worker

See also

Notes

  1. ^ includes Mizo district now part of Mizoram
  2. ^ Mysore state was renamed Karnataka on November 1, 1973

References

  1. ^ Vijayanunni, M. (26–29 August 1998). "Planning for the 2001 Census of India based on the 1991 Census" (PDF). 18th Population Census Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association of National Census and Statistics Directors of America, Asia, and the Pacific. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  2. ^ D. Natarajan (29 March 1972). "Intercensal Growth of Population" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 May 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Census of India Final Population" (PDF). 1972.
  4. ^ "Census of India - Questions - 1971: Individual Slip". Retrieved 22 July 2021.