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Maharashtra sees highest reduction in population growth rate

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Maharashtra’s decadal population growth rate reduced by 6.74 per cent during 2001-11, as against 3.8 per cent points at the national level
Maharashtra Legislative AssemblyMumbai: Maharashtra’s decadal population growth rate reduced by 6.74 per cent during 2001-11, as against 3.8 per cent points at the national level, the State Economic Survey for 2013-14, tabled in the state legislature, said here today.

According to the survey, this is the highest reduction in population growth rate recorded in Maharashtra so far.

Maharashtra’s total population is 11.24 crore, which reside in 2.37 crore houses, as against a population of 9.69 crore which resided in 1.88 crore houses during 2001.

The state’s gender ratio is 929, as compared to the national figure of 943.

However, Konkan’s gender ratio happens to be the lowest at 894, while the highest was of Nagpur, at 964.

The state’s population density is 365 people per square kilometre, as against 382 people per square kilometre throughout the country.

The state has a disabled population of 30 lakh.

There are 4.94 crore people engaged in economic activities, among whom 4.38 crore were mainstream workers, while a population of 0.57 crore were marginal workers.

The work participation rate (WPR) increased from 42.4 per cent in 2001 to 44 per cent in 2011. Work participation rate was 56 per cent among men and 31.1 per cent among women.

Gadchiroli has the highest WPR of 54.5 per cent, while suburban Mumbai has the lowest WPR at 39.9 per cent.

The survey also says that 50 per cent of Maharashtra’s population is below the age of 27 years as against 24.9 years at the national level.

Maharashtra has a total of 228 lakh motor vehicles as on January 1, 2014, which is 20,504 vehicles per one lakh people, which is an increase of 9.4 per cent over the previous year.

PTI

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