Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio

  • Sex ratio of India (2001) 933
  • Sex Ratio (State Wise):
  • Above National Mark
  • Kerala … 1058
  • Pondicherry …1001
  • Chhattisgarh …990
  • Tamil Nadu … 986
  • Andhra Pradesh …978
  • Manipur …970
  • Meghalaya …975
  • Orissa …972
  • Himachal Pradesh … 970
  • Uttaranchal …964
  • Karnataka … 964
  • Goa …960
  • Tripura …950
  • Lakshdweep …947
  • Below National Mark
  • Assam
  • Maharashtra
  • Rajasthan
  • Bihar
  • Gujarat
  • Madhya Pradesh Nagaland
  • Arunachal Pradesh … 901
  • Uttar Pradesh … 898
  • Sikkim …875
  • Punjab …874
  • Haryana …864
  • Andaman Nicobar Islands …846
  • Delhi …821
  • Dadar and Nagar Haweli …811
  • Chandigarh …773
  • Daman and Diu … 709

Sex Imabalance in India (Religion wise sex ratio)

  • Hinduism … 925
  • Islam … 930
  • Cnristanity …994
  • Sikhism …886
  • Buddhism …952
  • Jainsm …846

Reasons for low level of sex ratio Neglect of the girl child resulting in their higher mortality at younger ages. High maternal mortality Sex selective female abortions Female infanticide Change in sex ratio at birth

District wise sex ratio (Top five)

  • Mahe (Pondicherry) 1148
  • Almora (Uttaranchal) … 1147
  • Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) 1135
  • Uddpi (Karnataka) 1127
  • Rudra Prayag (Uttaranchal) 111 7

District wise sex ratio (Least five)

  • Daman 591
  • Western Kameng 749
  • Upper district 752
  • Chandigarh 773
  • Mumbai 774