HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX

Demographic features of Sikkim’s Districts (2011 census)

Districts

Population

% urban
Population
density (persons
per sq km)
East
286,583
43
295
South
146,850
14
196
West
136,435
4
117
North
43,709
11
10


Some important data derived from the 2011 census:

1. 11,000 babies are born (given the birth rate of 17.6)

2. 3,400 persons die (given the death rate of 5.6)

3. 280 babies die as infants (given the IMR of 26)

4. 20–25 mothers die due to pregnancy-related causes

5. 175 persons commit suicide (given the suicide rate of 29)

Growth percentage of Sikkim, 2004-05 to 2011-12

Growth performance 2004-05 to 2011-12
Per capita Net State Domestic Product
2004–05 2011–12 Annual average
growth rate (%)
Sikkim
26,690
70,477
14.9

Source: Planning Commission database, 2012.

Literacy rate of Sikkim 2001-2011

Year
% of population aged 7 and above
Males
Females
2001
76
60
2011
87
76

Source: Census of India

Improvements in HDI, 1996–2006

State
HDI Score
% reduction in
shortfall
1996
2006
Sikkim
0.582
0.665
19.9

Distribution of Workers in Sikkim by Percentage, 2011

Persons
Total workers
Main workers
Marginal workers
Non-workers
Total
51
38
13
50
Males
60
50
10
40
Females
40
24
15
60

Source: Census of India 2011.