Uttar Pradesh State Rural Part, with population of about 16 crore is India's the most rural populous state. Total geographical area of Uttar Pradesh state rural part is about 2.3 lakh km2 and it is the 5th biggest rural state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 666 persons per km2. There are 71 districts in the state, among them Allahabad Rural is the most populous district with rural population of about 44.8 lakh and Gautam Buddha Nagar Rural is the least populous district with rural population of about 6.7 lakh. Kheri Rural is the biggest district in the state with an rural area of 7592 km2 and Ghaziabad Rural is the smallest with 778 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 16 crore people, among them about 8 crore (52%) are male and about 7 crore (48%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Uttar Pradesh state rural part is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3 crore households in the state and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Uttar Pradesh state rural part is 666 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Uttar Pradesh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 155,317,278 118,600,975 35,685,227 1,031,076 25,040,583
Male 80,992,995 61,802,760 18,663,920 526,315 13,135,595
Female 74,324,283 56,798,215 17,021,307 504,761 11,904,988

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 912 in Muslims are 947.

Religion wise population 2011 - Uttar Pradesh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 155,317,278 129,944,550 24,156,057 185,103 432,135 176,227 30,144 9,517 383,545
Male 80,992,995 67,946,465 12,407,505 95,851 228,192 91,273 15,852 4,906 202,951
Female 74,324,283 61,998,085 11,748,552 89,252 203,943 84,954 14,292 4,611 180,594

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 18% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 18.9% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 17.1%. General caste population has increased by 17.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 976% and child population has decreased by -4.6% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Uttar Pradesh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18% 17.7% 15.8% 976% -4.6%
Male 17.1% 16.8% 15.3% 968.1% -3.9%
Female 18.9% 18.8% 16.3% 984.3% -5.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 918 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 919, in schedule caste is 912 and in schedule tribe is 959. There are 906 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the state. Overall sex ratio in the state has increased by 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Uttar Pradesh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 15 8 14 -15
2011 918 919 912 959 906
2001 904 904 904 945 921

Literacy

Total about 9 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 5 crore are male and about 3 crore are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of UTTAR PRADESH is 65%. 76% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Uttar Pradesh

Total Male Female
Change 13.0% 9.7% 16.8%
2011 65.5% 76.3% 53.7%
2001 52.5% 66.6% 36.9%

Workers profile

UTTAR PRADESH has 33% (about 5 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 18% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Uttar Pradesh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.4% 21.6% 11.9% 66.6%
Male 47.4% 34.3% 13% 52.6%
Female 18.3% 7.7% 10.6% 81.7%