Sex ratio of India

Source Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
UN (World Population Prospects 2017)
Date16 May 2019

According to United Nations, Sex ratio is defined as the number of males per 100 females. Sex Ratio of India is 107.48, i.e., 107.48 males per 100 females in 2019. It means that India has 930 females per 1000 males. In absolute terms, India has 48.20% female population compare to 51.80% male population. India has 49,314,062 more males population than females population. India is at 191th position out of 201 countries in terms of female to male ratio. Among Asian countries, India is at 43th position out of 51.

As per Census 2011, Gender ratio of India is 943 females per 1000 males. In rural area, there are 949 females to 1000 men, while in urban area there are 929 females to 1000 males. Rural India has 21,813,264 more males and urban India has 13,872,275 more males than females. India's Sex Ratio has improved by number 10 from 933 in 2001 to 943 in 2011. In rural and urban India, Sex ratio has improved by number 3 and 29, respectively. In 1901, India had the highest sex ratio of 972.

As of 2020, Below 65-69 age group India has more males than females. Below 24 year population, there are 11 more males per 100 females. Females population is almost double above 100 year.

Among states, Kerala has highest sex ratio of 1084 females to 1000 males and Haryana has the lowest sex ratio of 879 females per 1000 males. Among union territories, Puducherry has highest sex ratio of 1037 and Daman & Diu has lowest sex ratio of 618.

sex ratio of india (1950-2100)
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Sex ratio
sex ratio of india by age group in 2020
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Sex ratio by Age Group
Census (1901-2011)
YearSex Ratio Decadal change
TotalRuralUrban
1901 972 - - -
1911 964 - - -8
1921 955 - - -9
1931 950 - - -5
1941 945 - - -5
1951 946 965 860 1
1961 941 963 845 -5
1971 930 949 858 -11
1981 934 951 879 4
1991 927 938 893 -7
2001 933 946 900 6
2011 943 949 929 10
Sex Ratio in 5 year Age Group (2011)
Age groupTotalRuralUrban
00-04 924 928 912
05-09 914 921 895
10-14 912 917 897
15-19 884 882 887
20-24 935 936 933
25-29 975 980 967
30-34 984 1,001 951
35-39 984 993 966
40-44 929 937 915
45-49 939 950 919
50-54 899 908 882
55-59 1,012 1,063 920
60-64 1,014 1,033 971
65-69 1,044 1,054 1,018
70-74 990 979 1,020
75-79 1,056 1,050 1,069
80+ 1,137 1,096 1,236
Age not stated 892 900 878
Total943 949929
Estimates by UN
YearMales per 100 Females Females per 100 Males
1950105.39994.878
1951105.51594.773
1952105.63794.664
1953105.76494.550
1954105.89194.437
1955106.01894.324
1956106.14394.213
1957106.26594.104
1958106.38394.000
1959106.49893.898
1960106.60993.801
1961106.71593.708
1962106.81693.619
1963106.91193.536
1964106.99893.460
1965107.07893.390
1966107.14993.328
1967107.21293.273
1968107.26893.224
1969107.32193.178
1970107.37293.134
1971107.42193.092
1972107.46993.050
1973107.50993.015
1974107.53592.993
1975107.54692.983
1976107.54092.989
1977107.52093.006
1978107.49293.030
1979107.46093.058
1980107.43093.084
1981107.40393.107
1982107.37893.129
1983107.35693.148
1984107.33693.165
1985107.31893.181
1986107.30293.195
1987107.28893.207
1988107.28093.214
1989107.27793.217
1990107.28293.212
1991107.29593.201
1992107.31593.184
1993107.33993.163
1994107.36393.142
1995107.38593.123
1996107.40593.106
1997107.42393.090
1998107.44193.074
1999107.46093.058
2000107.48293.039
2001107.50793.017
2002107.53392.995
2003107.56092.971
2004107.59092.945
2005107.62392.917
2006107.65892.887
2007107.69492.856
2008107.72792.827
2009107.74992.808
2010107.75792.801
2011107.75092.807
2012107.72892.826
2013107.69792.853
2014107.66192.884
2015107.62592.915
Projections by UN
YearMales per 100 Females Females per 100 Males
2016107.59092.945
2017107.55492.977
2018107.51693.009
2019107.47593.045
2020107.43093.084
2021107.38093.127
2022107.32793.173
2023107.26993.224
2024107.20893.277
2025107.14393.333
2026107.07493.393
2027107.00193.457
2028106.92593.523
2029106.84593.594
2030106.76293.666
2031106.67693.742
2032106.58893.819
2033106.49793.899
2034106.40393.982
2035106.30894.066
2036106.21194.152
2037106.11294.240
2038106.01194.330
2039105.90994.421
2040105.80394.515
2041105.69694.611
2042105.58794.709
2043105.47694.808
2044105.36694.907
2045105.25595.007
2046105.14595.107
2047105.03695.205
2048104.92795.304
2049104.81995.403
2050104.71295.500
2051104.60795.596
2052104.50295.692
2053104.39995.786
2054104.29795.880
2055104.19595.974
2056104.09496.067
2057103.99496.159
2058103.89696.250
2059103.79996.340
2060103.70596.427
2061103.61396.513
2062103.52496.596
2063103.43696.678
2064103.35096.759
2065103.26596.838
2066103.18196.917
2067103.09996.994
2068103.01897.070
2069102.94097.144
2070102.86597.215
2071102.79497.282
2072102.72697.346
2073102.66197.408
2074102.60097.466
2075102.54297.521
2076102.48797.573
2077102.43597.623
2078102.38697.670
2079102.34097.714
2080102.29797.755
2081102.25597.795
2082102.21797.831
2083102.18197.866
2084102.15097.895
2085102.12297.922
2086102.09997.944
2087102.08197.961
2088102.06797.975
2089102.05797.984
2090102.05297.989
2091102.05097.991
2092102.05297.989
2093102.05897.983
2094102.06997.973
2095102.08397.960
2096102.10297.941
2097102.12497.920
2098102.15097.895
2099102.17997.867
2100102.21097.838
Sex Ratio in 5 year Age Group in 2020 (UN)
Age groupMale Female
00-04 110.811 90.244
05-09 111.288 89.857
10-14 111.551 89.645
15-19 111.807 89.440
20-24 111.326 89.827
25-29 110.403 90.577
30-34 108.109 92.499
35-39 107.022 93.439
40-44 105.827 94.494
45-49 104.968 95.267
50-54 103.749 96.387
55-59 102.398 97.659
60-64 100.837 99.170
65-69 98.747 101.269
70-74 91.947 108.758
75-79 87.066 114.855
80-84 81.403 122.845
85-89 79.828 125.270
90-94 78.256 127.786
95-99 70.325 142.197
100+ 55.762 179.334
Total 107.43093.084