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According to census 2011, of the total population of Madhya Pradesh the percentage of rural population?
1. 72.4
2. 67.8
3. 75.4
4. 62.8

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 72.4

The correct answer is 72.4.

  • Madhya Pradesh Census Data:
    • In Madhya Pradesh, the rural population formed 72.4% of the total population with the urban population constituting 27.6%.
    • Dindori district (95.4%) has the largest proportion of the rural population, while Bhopal district (80.8%) has the highest proportion of the urban population.
    • Out of the entire population of the Madhya Pradesh state, 72.37% of people reside in rural areas as per Census 2011.
    • 52,557,404 people out of the total population live in a rural area in which the number of males is 27,149,388 and females are 25,408,016.
    • In rural areas, the female sex ratio was 936 females per 1000 males.
    • The total number of children between 0-6 years living in rural areas was 8,325,731.
    • In rural areas, the males and female literacy rate was 74.74 % and 48.49 % respectively.
    • The average literacy rate in rural areas was 63.94%, however, the total literates were 28,281,986.

  • As per details from Census 2011, Madhya Pradesh has a population of 7.27 Crores, an increase from the figure of 6.03 Crore in the 2001 census.
  • The total population of Madhya Pradesh as per the 2011 census is 72,626,809 of which male and female are 37,612,306 and 35,014,503 respectively.
  • In 2001, total population was 60,348,023 in which males were 31,443,652 while females were 28,904,371.
  • The total population growth in this decade was 20.35% while in the previous decade it was 24.34%.
  • The population of Madhya Pradesh forms 6% of India in 2011.
  • In 2001, the figure was 5.87%.
  • Recently as per Madhya Pradesh census data, 90.88% of houses are owned while 6.70% were rented.
  • In all, 71.76% of couples in Madhya Pradesh lived in single-family.
  • Himachal Pradesh (89.96%) has the largest proportion of the rural population.
  • Delhi (97.50%) has the highest proportion of the urban population.
  • In percentage terms, the rural population in India formed 68.84% of the total population with the urban population constituting 31.16% (an increase of 3.35%).

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