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Population of West bengal

Census (1901-2011)
YearPopulationDecadal Growth (%) Change in Growth (%)
1901 16,940,088 --
1911 17,998,769 6.25-
1921 17,474,348 -2.91 -9.16
1931 18,897,036 8.14 11.05
1941 23,229,552 22.93 14.79
1951 26,299,980 13.22 -9.71
1961 34,926,279 32.80 19.58
1971 44,312,011 26.87 -5.93
1981 54,580,647 23.17 -3.70
1991 68,077,965 24.73 1.56
2001 80,176,197 17.77 -6.96
2011 91,276,115 13.84 -3.93
Population in 5 year Age Group (2011)
Age groupTotalRural Urban
PersonsShare (%)PersonsShare (%) PersonsShare (%)
00-04 7,333,143 8.03 5,432,943 8.74 1,900,200 6.53
05-09 8,247,809 9.04 6,048,643 9.73 2,199,166 7.56
10-14 9,156,523 10.03 6,677,094 10.74 2,479,429 8.52
15-19 9,058,031 9.92 6,442,695 10.36 2,615,336 8.99
20-24 8,758,322 9.60 6,042,721 9.72 2,715,601 9.33
25-29 7,997,909 8.76 5,354,996 8.61 2,642,913 9.08
30-34 6,841,590 7.50 4,452,270 7.16 2,389,320 8.21
35-39 7,012,646 7.68 4,596,701 7.39 2,415,945 8.30
40-44 6,153,060 6.74 4,024,731 6.47 2,128,329 7.32
45-49 5,335,719 5.85 3,422,477 5.50 1,913,242 6.58
50-54 4,257,880 4.66 2,693,913 4.33 1,563,967 5.38
55-59 3,268,650 3.58 2,048,869 3.29 1,219,781 4.19
60-64 2,745,454 3.01 1,746,446 2.81 999,008 3.43
65-69 1,982,993 2.17 1,280,414 2.06 702,579 2.41
70-74 1,390,607 1.52 876,931 1.41 513,676 1.77
75-79 739,767 0.81 456,033 0.73 283,734 0.98
80+ 883,561 0.97 536,855 0.86 346,706 1.19
Age not stated 112,451 0.12 48,381 0.08 64,070 0.22
Total 91,276,115 62,183,113 29,093,002