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Bihar Population 2021 Census Data : Bihar is a state in eastern India. It is the twelfth-largest Indian state, with an area of 94,163 km/sq (36,357 sq mi). The third-largest state by population. The Bihar plain is divided into two unequal halves by the river Ganges which flows through the middle from west to east.

Its geographical location is 21°-58′-10″ N ~ 27°-31′-15″ N latitude and between 82°-19′-50″ E ~ 88°-17′-40″ E longitude. Its average elevation above sea level is 173 Feet.

It is bounded by Nepal to the north and by the Indian states of West Bengal to the northeast and Uttar Pradesh to the west. In November 2000 the new state of Jharkhand was created from Bihar’s southern provinces and now forms the state’s southern and southeastern borders.

In the south lies the Chota Nagpur plateau, which was once a part of Bihar. Bihar has highly fertile land which has been generated by the rivers flowing in the region for ages. Rivers Ganga, Son, Bagmati, Kosi, Budhi Gandak, and Falgu are the major rivers in the state. Central parts of Bihar have some small hills, for example, the Rajgir hills.

Bihar Population 2021 Census

Patna also is known as Pataliputra, are the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar in India. Patna is the second-largest city in Eastern India after Kolkata.

The total population of Bihar as per 2021 census of India is — inhabitants. Of which male and female are —– and —- respectively. In 2011, total population was 10.41 Crores. The total population growth of Bihar in this decade (2011-2021) was — percent as per 2021 Census, while in previous decade it was 25.42 percent. The population of Bihar (2021 census) forms — percent of India in 2021. In 2011, the figure was 8.60 percent.

Year

Population

Decadal Growth (%)

Change in Growth (%)

2011

104,099,452

25.42

-3.20

2001

82,998,509

28.62

36.32

1991

64,530,554

-7.70

-31.76

1981

69,914,734

24.06

2.73

1971

56,353,369

21.33

-38.37

1961

46,447,457

59.70

77.00

1951

29,085,017

-17.30

-29.50

1941

35,170,840

12.20

0.75

1931

31,347,108

11.45

12.11

1921

28,126,675

-0.66

-4.33

1911

28,314,281

3.67

1901

27,311,865

 

Approximate Population 10.41 Crores
Actual Population 104,099,452
Male 54,278,157
Female 49,821,295
Population Growth 25.42%
Percantage of total Population 8.60%
Sex Ratio 918
Child Sex Ratio 935
Density/km2 1,106
Density/mi2 2,863
Area(Km2) 94,163
Area mi2 36,357
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 19,133,964
Male Population (0-6 Age) 9,887,239
Female Population (0-6 Age) 9,246,725
Literacy 61.80 %
Male Literacy 71.20 %
Female Literacy 51.50 %
Total Literate 52,504,553
Male Literate 31,608,023
Female Literate 20,896,530

What is the population of Bihar in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030? It’s should be a Projected report. The last census of Bihar was done in 2021 and next would be in 2031. But we can do the projection of future Bihar Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year

Projected Population

2022

 

*****3.12 Crore

2023

 

3.17 Crore

2024

 

3.23 Crore

2025

 

3.28 Crore

2026

 

3.34 Crore

2027

 

3.39 Crore

2028

 

3.44 Crore

2029

 

3.50 Crore

2030

 

3.55 Crore

Most of Bihar’s population belongs to Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic groups along with few Dravidian-speaking and Austroasiatic-speaking people mostly in Chhotanagpur Plateau (now part of Jharkhand). It also attracted Punjabi Hindu refugees during the Partition of British India in 1947.

Hindi is the language used for educational and official matters in Bihar. Native languages of Bihar like Angika, Bajjika, Bhojpuri, Magahi, and Maithili were legally absorbed under the overarching label ‘Hindi’ in the 1961 Census. After independence, Hindi was given the sole official status through the Bihar Official Language Act, 1950. But Hindi was displaced as the sole official language of Bihar in 1981, when Urdu was accorded the status of the second official language. In this struggle between Hindi and Urdu, claims of the three large native languages of the region – Angika, Bhojpuri, and Magahi were ignored.

As per 2021 Census of data Total literates in Bihar stand at  **** of which males were **** and females were ***. The literacy rate in Bihar has seen an upward trend. In 2011 population census literacy rate in Bihar stood was at 61.80 percent, where the male literacy rate was at 71.20 percent while female literacy was at 51.50 percent respectively. In 2011 census actual numbers of total literates in Bihar stands at 52,504,553 of which males were 31,608,023 and females were 20,896,530.

The total area of Bihar is 94,163 sq. km. As per 2021 census data Density of Bihar is *** per sq km which is lower than national average *** per sq km. In 2011, the density of Bihar was 1,106 per sq km, while the nation average in 2011 was 382 per sq km.

Sex Ratio in Bihar is *** i.e. for each 1000 male, as per census 2021. In 2011, the sex ratio of female was 918 per 1000 males in Bihar.

According to the 2021 census, Hinduism is the most popular religion in Bihar with *** % of the state population following the same. Islam is the second most popular religion in Bihar state with *** % following it. In Bihar state, Christianity is followed by *** %, Jainism by *** %, Sikhism by *** % and Buddhism by *** %. Around *** % stated ‘Other Religion’, approximately ** % stated ‘No Particular Religion’.

DescriptionPopulationPercentage
Hindu  
Muslim  
Sikh  
Not Available  
Christian  
Jain  
Buddhist  
Other Religion  

Out of total population of Bihar, ***% of urban population with 14,610,410 (***) inhabitants. The total figure of population living in urban areas was **** of which *** are males and while remaining *** are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by *** percent. As per 2021 census of India data.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Bihar was *** females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at *** girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Bihar were ***. Of total population in urban region, *** % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Bihar for Urban regions was *** percent in which males were ***% literate while female literacy stood at ***%. Total literates in urban region of Bihar were ***.

Out of total population of Bihar, % (***) of Rural population with (***) inhabitants. The total figure of population living in Rural areas was **** of which *** are males and while remaining *** are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by *** percent. As per 2021 census of India data.

As per 2021 census Sex Ratio in Rural regions of Bihar was *** females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for Rural region stood at *** girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in Rural areas of Bihar were ***. Of total population in Rural region, *** % were children (0-6).

As per 2021 census Average Literacy rate in Bihar for Rural regions was *** percent in which males were ***% literate while female literacy stood at ***%. Total literates in Rural region of Bihar were ***.

DescriptionRuralUrban
Population (%)  
Total Population  
Male Population  
Female Population  
Population Growth  
Sex Ratio  
Child Sex Ratio (0-6)  
Child Population (0-6)  
Child Percentage (0-6)  
Literates  
Average Literacy  
Male Literacy  
Female Literacy  
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