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Population of Tamil Nadu

Census (1901-2011)
YearPopulationDecadal Growth (%) Change in Growth (%)
1901 19,252,630 --
1911 20,902,616 8.57-
1921 21,628,518 3.47 -5.10
1931 23,472,099 8.52 5.05
1941 26,267,507 11.91 3.39
1951 30,119,047 14.66 2.75
1961 33,686,953 11.85 -2.81
1971 41,199,168 22.30 10.45
1981 48,408,077 17.50 -4.80
1991 55,858,946 15.39 -2.11
2001 62,405,679 11.72 -3.67
2011 72,147,030 15.61 3.89
Population in 5 year Age Group (2011)
Age groupTotalRural Urban
PersonsShare (%)PersonsShare (%) PersonsShare (%)
00-04 5,278,701 7.32 2,781,879 7.47 2,496,822 7.15
05-09 5,551,255 7.69 2,968,536 7.97 2,582,719 7.40
10-14 6,177,547 8.56 3,325,160 8.93 2,852,387 8.17
15-19 6,253,792 8.67 3,373,098 9.06 2,880,694 8.25
20-24 6,411,543 8.89 3,315,234 8.90 3,096,309 8.87
25-29 6,663,746 9.24 3,360,498 9.03 3,303,248 9.46
30-34 5,815,560 8.06 2,825,218 7.59 2,990,342 8.56
35-39 5,836,456 8.09 2,894,635 7.78 2,941,821 8.43
40-44 5,064,209 7.02 2,495,827 6.70 2,568,382 7.36
45-49 4,713,056 6.53 2,383,374 6.40 2,329,682 6.67
50-54 3,703,460 5.13 1,862,643 5.00 1,840,817 5.27
55-59 3,101,142 4.30 1,578,510 4.24 1,522,632 4.36
60-64 2,782,608 3.86 1,484,099 3.99 1,298,509 3.72
65-69 1,868,370 2.59 1,022,924 2.75 845,446 2.42
70-74 1,406,529 1.95 770,619 2.07 635,910 1.82
75-79 710,241 0.98 365,791 0.98 344,450 0.99
80+ 742,010 1.03 385,664 1.04 356,346 1.02
Age not stated 66,805 0.09 35,881 0.10 30,924 0.09
Total 72,147,030 37,229,590 34,917,440