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Nov 20, 2012, 08.23 PM IST | Source: PTI

Delhi's sex ratio increases, still below national ratio

Delhi's sex ratio has increased from 821 in 2001 census to 866 in 2011 but it is still below the national ratio, according to data released by Delhi government which puts the city's population at 1.67 crore.

Delhi's sex ratio has increased from 821 in 2001 census to 866 in 2011 but it is still below the national ratio, according to data released by Delhi government which puts the city's population at 1.67 crore.

Delhi Statistical Hand Book released by the city government states that the sex ratio was 866 females per 1,000 males in the capital in 2011, as compared to 821 females per 1,000 males in 2001. The national sex ratio in 2011 was 940 females per 1,000 males.

The handbook said the population increased by 1.92 percent in 2011 as compared to 3.85 per cent in 2001. It also said over 3.5 lakh births were registered in 2011. A total of 199 died due to cholera, while 883 succumbed to fever and 143 died due to diarrhoea. As many as 2,898 persons died due to injuries which include suicides. The data also said 1,12,142 people died in Delhi in 2011 as compared to 1,24,353 in 2010.

The infant mortality rate saw a dip with 21.91 percentage in 2011 as compared to 22.47 per cent in 2010. The literacy rate was 86.34 per cent in 2011, the handbook said. The data showed that 91.03 per cent of males were literate while the figure was slightly less for women at 80.93 percent.

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