DIMAPUR, July 8 � The population matrix of Nagaland has come down from its earlier projected inhabitants numbering 19,90,036 as in 2001 to 19,80,602 as per the 2011 census.
This means there has been a decrease in absolute number by 9,434 person and a decadal change of 0.47%.
Urban population of Nagaland has, however, increased from 3,42,787 to 5,73,741. Percentage wise, it figures that the growth stands at 67.38 per cent. This is much higher than the growth at the national level of 31.80 per cent.
These data figure in the Provisional Population Totals Paper 2, Volume II of Nagaland Census for 2011.
The books were formally released today by Chief Information Commissioner Lalhuma, Chief Secretary Lalthara, and Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner Alemtemshi Jamir at Hotel Vivor in Kohima.
Nagaland Rural Population is on a downhill with a decline from the 2001 figures of 16,47,249 to 14,06,861 in the 2011 census. This means, as per percentage, the drop off stands at 14.59 per cent which is in contrast to the national rural population growth rate of 12.18 per cent. The total population has decreased in six districts, while there has been an increase in five districts.
Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Lalthara released the book of Housing Tables Census 2011.