Which State has the Highest Sex Ratio?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Highest Sex Ratio State in India is Kerala. The ratio of males to females in a population is called the sex ratio. India has a sex ratio of 940 girls for every 1000 males, while Kerala has a sex ratio of 1058 females for every 1000 males. Since Kerala is the most literate state in the country, there is no female foeticide and a balanced sex ratio. In many other states, female infanticide and foeticide still occur, causing the sex ratio to be less.

State with the Highest Sex Ratio

The National Family Health Survey (NFHS), the Citizen Registration System, the Sample Registration System, and the Health Management Information System have all been used to estimate the sex ratio in India.

  • According to information from the 2011 Census, 3.34 million people live in Kerala, up from 3.18 million in the 2001 Census.
  • As of the 2011 census, Kerala has a total population of 33,406,061, of which 16,027,412 are males and 17,378,649 are females.
  • In 2001 the number of males was 15,468,614 out of the total population of 31,841,374, while that of females was 16,372,760.
  • Compared to the previous decade, this decade saw an increase of 4.91% in the total population.
  • Kerala accounts for 2.76% of India’s population as of 2011. In 2001 the percentage was 3.10%.
  • Haryana currently has the lowest sex ratio in India, where it is only 879, while Kerala has the highest sex ratio (1084).
  • Among all the Indian Union Territories, Daman and Diu have the lowest sex ratio (618), and Puducherry has the highest sex ratio (1037).
  • Puducherry and Lakshadweep are the only two union territories with a sex ratio of more than 900 females per 1,000 males.

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