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In news that is a boost to the country’s dwindling sex ratios, Arunachal Pradesh recorded women's decadal growth rate higher than that of men during the decade 2001-11. The female decadal growth rate was 29.30 per cent, while that of men was 23.10 per cent, according to the Primary Census Abstract (PCA) Data as reported by Newsbharti.com.

The Sex Ratio in Arunachal Pradesh is 920 for each 1000 male. In the last census of 2001, the sex ratio was 901 per 1000 males in Arunachal Pradesh. The child sex ratio is 960 per 1000 males and has increased as compared to 798 in the 2001 census.

During the decade, population of the state grew 26.03 per cent against 27.00 per cent in the previous decade.

The highest decadal growth in population has been recorded in Kurung Kumey district (113.5 per cent), followed by Papum Pare (51) and Tirap (47).

Ten districts have shown negative growth rate compared to 2001. The 10 districts are West Siang, Upper Siang, East Siang, West Kameng, Dibang Valley, Lohit, Tawang, Tirap, Anjaw and Lower Dibang Valley.

Joint director of census operations, Bharati Chanda said the PCA data was the first set of final data from the population enumeration exercise held in February 2011.

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