|Year||Total Population (in millions)||Absolute Increase in the Decade (in millions)||Annual Growth Rate (%)|
|1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001||361.0 439.2 548.2 683.3 846.3 1028.7||42.43 78.15 108.92 135.17 163.09 182.32||1.25 1.96 2.20 2.22 2.14 1.93|
question_answer4) Kerala has a sex ratio of 1058 females per 1000 males. Pondicherry has 1001 females 1000 males, while Delhi has 821 females per 1000 males and Haryana has just 861 females. What could be the reasons for such variation?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer5) Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below — (i) Migrations change the number, distribution and composition of the population in (a) the area of departure (b) the area of arrival (c) Both the area of departure and arrival (d) None of the above (ii) A large proportion of children in a population is a result of (a) high birth rates (b) high life expectancies (c) high death rates (d) more married couples (iii) The magnitude of population growth refers to (a) the total population of an area (b) the number of persons added each year (c) the number of females per thousand males (d) the rate at which the population increases (iv) According to the census 2001, a 'literate' person is one who (a) can read and write his/her name (b) can read and write any language (c) is 7 years old and can read and write any language with understanding (d) knows the 3 'R's (reading, writing, arithmetic)View Answer play_arrow
question_answer6) Answer the following questions briefly. (i) Why is the rate of population growth in India declining since 1981? (ii) Discuss the major components of population growth. (iii) Define age structure, death rate and birth rate. (iv) How is migration a determinant factor of population change?View Answer play_arrow
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