As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Assam is 3.12 Cr. Thus the population of Assam forms 2.58 percent of India in 2011. Assam has total population of 31,205,576 in which males were 15,939,443 while females were 15,266,133.
Total area of Assam is 78,438 square km. Thus the population Density of Assam is 398 per square km which is higher than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Assam is 72.19% which is less than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 77.85% and the female literacy rate is 66.27% in Assam.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Assam is 958 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Assam is at 962 which is higher than 918 of India.
In Assam out of total population, 11,969,690 were engaged in work activities. 72.6% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 27.4% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 11,969,690 workers engaged in Main Work, 3,138,554 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 903,294 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Assam, 14.1% people lived in urban regions while 85.9% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 4,398,542 out of which 2,260,454 were males while remaining 2,138,088 were females. In rural areas of Assam, male population was 13,678,989 while female population was 13,128,045.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Assam was 946 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Assam was 944 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Assam were 450,807 which is 10.25% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Assam was 960 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Assam was 964 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Assam for urban regions was 88.47 percent in which males were 91.81% literate while female literacy stood at 84.94%. The total literate population of Assam was 19,177,977. Similarly in rural areas of Assam, the average literacy rate was 69.34 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 75.4% and 63.03% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Assam were 15,685,436.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||964||944|
List of districts of Assam with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Assam is divided into 27 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. Nagaon is the largest district of Assam by population, while the least populated district of Assam is Dima Hasao.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Assam sorted by population.