The detail analysis of Population Census 2011 published by Govt. of India for Himachal Pradesh state reveal that population of Himachal Pradesh has increased by 12.94% in this decade compared (2001-2011) to past decade (1991-2001). The density of Himachal Pradesh state in the current decade is 319 per sq mile.

  • Himachal Pradesh is an State of India with population of Approximate 68.65 Lakhs.
  • The population of Himachal Pradesh state is 6,864,602.
  • The density of Himachal Pradesh state is 123 per sq km.
  • Himachal Pradesh State is spread over 55,673 Sq Km.

Before we delve into the “district wise census of Himachal Pradesh”, Let’s first discuss some important things about census overall.

What is CENSUS?

Its purpose is to gather information about the general population, in order to present a full and reliable picture of the population in the country – its housing conditions and demographic, social and economic characteristics.

What is the main purpose of CENSUS?

A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location where each person usually lives. The census asks questions of people in homes and group living situations, including how many people live or stay in each home, and the sex, age and race of each person.

How is CENSUS taken?

The Census process involves visiting each and every household and gathering particulars by asking questions and filling up Census Forms. The information collected about individuals is kept absolutely confidential. In fact this information is not accessible even to Courts of law.

When CENSUS first came to India?

The first synchronous census was taken under British rule on February 17, 1881, by W.C. Plowden, Census Commissioner of India. Since then, censuses have been undertaken uninterruptedly once every ten years.

When is next CENSUS coming out?

The 2021 Census of India, also the 16th Indian Census, will be taken in 2021. The 15th Indian Census taken in 2011, attempted to estimate the population based on Socio-Economic and Caste Status for the first time since 1931. In April 2019, a data user conference was held and it was announced that 330,000 enumerators will be enlisted and that they would be encouraged to use their own smart phones, although a paper option will also be available, which the enumerators will then need to submit electronically.

Below given is the list of District wise Census of Himachal Pradesh. Click on a link to know more.

  • SIRMAUR and
  • UNA