The capital of the State Odisha is the wonder city of Bhubaneswar. The city along with the state is a representation of Indian religious culture in every sense of the term. The world famous 'Ratha Yatra' takes place every year in the state of Odisha. The Odisha Census 2011 reveals facts and figures that are extremely encouraging and the state is surely moving towards development according to the reports. 
The Population of Odisha according to the 2011 census stands at about 41 million, making it the 11th most populated state in India. The state makes up about 3.4% of the country's population a figure which was about 3% during the last census in 2001. The state is spread over an area of about 150000 sq. km. making it the 9th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 260 and fairly below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 14% which is below the national average by a good three points. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 73% a figure that has improved tremendously in the last few years due to the consistent efforts of the government. The government has to however press further if Odisha has to stand with some of the major states in the country. The sex ratio in Odisha is a healthy 978 and it has never been a state that has seen a major fall in this figure. Some major political and social issues have plagued the state for a long time now and these internal conflicts have pulled the state down on a number of occasions. 

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Odisha is Bhubaneswar. The languages spoken in the Odisha state includes Odia. In total Odisha state comprises 30 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Odisha state is OD. 

Odisha Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Orissa has population of 4.2 Crores, an increase from figure of 3.68 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Orissa as per 2011 census is 41,974,218 of which male and female are 21,212,136 and 20,762,082 respectively. In 2001, total population was 36,804,660 in which males were 18,660,570 while females were 18,144,090. 

Orissa Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 14.05 percent while in previous decade it was 15.94 percent. The population of Orissa forms 3.47 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 3.58 percent. 

Orissa Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Orissa has seen upward trend and is 72.87 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 81.59 percent while female literacy is at 62.46 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Orissa stood at 63.08 percent of which male and female were 71.28 percent and 50.51 percent literate respectively. 
In actual numbers, total literates in Orissa stands at 26,742,595 of which males were 15,089,681 and females were 11,652,914. 

Orissa Density 2011

Total area of Orissa is 155,707 sq. km. Density of Orissa is 270 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Orissa was 236 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km. 

Orissa Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Orissa is 979 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 972 per 1000 males in Orissa. 


Census of India 2011

Odisha_District wise Data Sheet

Child Birth Status in Odisha

Growth of Literacy in Odisha vrs. India

Graph on Decadal Population Grwoth of Odisha

Map on Odisha Population_2011

Map on District wise Female Literacy of Odisha_2011 Census

Map on District wise Child Sex Ratio of Odisha_2011 Census

Graph on Vital Statistics of Odisha (1981 to 2013)

Source: Census of Orissa and Economic Survey 2014-15