According to the provisional figures of the Census 2011 which was released on Thursday, the recorded population of the state is 8,46,65,533.
According to the provisional figures of the Census 2011 which was released on Thursday, Andhra Pradesh stands 4th in terms of area, and ranks 5th in terms of population, in India.
The recorded population of the state is 8,46,65,533 comprising 4,25,09,881 males and 4,21,55,652 females. This year's census records an increase of 84,55,526 persons from the total population recorded in the Census of 2001.
According to Census 2011, the state has seen a decadal growth rate of 11.10%, as against the 14.59% decadal growth rate recorded in the 2001 census.
Director Of Census Operations Y V Anuradha told mediapersons at her office in Abids that the decadal growth rate has come down by 3.49% during the 2001-2011 decade. She said that among the 23 districts of the state, the Ranga Reddy district has recorded the highest decadal growth rate of 48.15%, followed by the Mahabubnagar district (15.03%) and the Kurnool district (14.65%).
The lowest decadal growth rate was recorded in the West Godavari district (3.45%), preceded by the Vizianagaram district (4.16%) and Hyderabad (4.71%).
Anuradha said that the Census of India - 2011 is the 15th Census in its unbroken series since 1872, the 7th after the independence of India, and the 6th after the formation of Andhra Pradesh.
The Census Operations chief also said that the exercise had been conducted in 2 phases. The first phase - house listing and housing census - was carried out in the state from April 26th, 2010, to June 10th, 2010. In the second phase, population enumeration was carried out from February 9th to 28th, 2011, followed by the revisional round from March 1st to 5th, 2011. The Census count was updated to the reference moment of 00.00 hours on March 1st, 2011.