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Mizoram Population

Mizoram is the north-eastern state in India, borders Assam and Manipur to the north, Tripura and Bangladesh to the west, Myanmar to the east and south. Mizoram's 95% of the population is of tribal origins, "Mizo" is the name of native tribes, Mizoram means "land of the Mizos". Among the most prominent tribes of the Mizo's are the Kuki, Pawi, and Lakher. During British rule, Mizoram was part of Assam province and known as Lushai hills district. Mizoram population in 2020 is estimated to be 1.2 Million (12 Lakhs), According to Unique Identification Aadhar India, updated dec 2019, by end of year 2019 the projected population is 1,222,134. Mizoram is the second least populous state in India after Sikkim. The total area is 21,087 sq km., ranks 24th in India and 90% of the state is forests, hills and valleys. Mizoram is known for its traditional dances such as Cheraw, Khullam, Chheihlam and Chai.
Mizoram Population celebrating of Cheraw dance
Image Source: Mizoram population celebrating Chapchar Kut, a most joyful festival of the Mizos
The popular Cheraw dance is, bamboo staves are kept in cross and horizontal, os the male dancers move these staves in rhythmic beats and the female dancers perform by stepping in and out of the bamboo blocks.

Census yearPersonsAbsolutePercentageMalesFemales
190182,434--39,00443,430
191191,2048,77010.6443,02848,176
192198,4067,2027.946,65251,754
1931124,40425,99826.4259,18665,218
1941152,78628,38222.8173,85578,931
1951196,20243,41628.4296,136100,066
1961266,06369,86135.61132,465133,598
1971332,39066,32724.93170,824161,566
1981493,757161,36748.55257,239236,518
1991689,756195,99939.7358,978330,778
2001888,573198,81728.82459,109429,464
20111,097,206208,63323.48555,339541,867
Source: A-2 Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901


Population Pyramid

Source: 2011 Census: Population In Five Year Age-Group


Mizoram Population by Religion

Mizoram is home of many diverse tribes. In 19th century, Britishers began to work in the Mizo hilly areas converting the majority of the population to Christian. Currently 87% are Christians, followed by Buddhists with 8.5%, Hindu with 2.7%.

ReligionPersonsPercentageMalesFemales
Hindu30,1362.7520,01310,123
Muslim14,8321.359,5505,282
Christian956,33187.16476,464479,867
Sikh2860.0321670
Buddhist93,4118.5147,97045,441
Jain3760.03208168
Others8080.07402406
Not Stated1,0260.09516510
Source: Details of Religion In Main Table C-1- 2011 (India & States/UTs)


Ethnic groups

The Palak lake is the biggest in Mizoram state covering 30 hectares, lakes are called dils in Mizoram, hence Palak lake is Palak Dil. The Palak Dil is situated within the Mara Autonomous district, which is a region inhabited by the Mara Tribe. The Maras are distinct from the majority Mizos in Manipur and Mara language, which is a Kuki-Chin language is spoken by Mara people, mostly Tlosai tribe living in 30 villages of southern Mizoram in Saiha district which is in Indo-Burma border. Mara population is 56,574 in 2011 census.


Languages spoken in Mizoram

Mizo and English are Official languages. Mizo are Tibeto-Burman peoples, Mizo is closely related Tibeto-Burman language or dialect. Chakma is Indo-Aryan language. 73% of the Mizoram population speak Mizo, followed by Bengali with 9%. 41,876 are Lakher speakers, 28,624 are Pawi speakers, and Hmar language belongs to the Kukish branch are 17,981 people.

LanguagesPersonsPercentageRuralUrban
Mizo802,76373.1643303,332499,431
Bengali107,8409.828696,77711,063
Lakher41,8763.816627,82614,050
Tripuri32,6342.974331,4591,175
Pawi28,6242.608819,1239,501
Hmar17,9811.638814,1663,815
Hindi10,6770.97312,0698,608
Nepali8,9940.81978718,123
Manipuri2,2420.20432531,989
Source: 2011 Census: Language and Mother Tongue


Disability

Below table illustrates the disable population of Mizoram state.

Type of disabilityTotal PersonsCultivatorsAgriculture laborHHIOther workers
Total disabled population5,4993,223571851,620
In Seeing809435958271
In Hearing1,7421,06916930474
In Speech45631449687
In Movement6012795618248
Mental Retardation443262692110
Mental Illness17610228145
Any Other7894196712291
Multiple disability48334338894
Source: 2011 Census: Distribution of Disabled(India & States/UTs)


Income Distribution

Mizoram is the leading producer of Bamboo in India and state is dependent on Agriculture. Main agricultural products are Oranges, maize, paddy, sugarcane, tobacco and fruits like passion fruit, banana, pineapple, grapes and papaya. There are popular crafts by tribes in Mizoram are amber bead necklace, Shawls and bamboo work crafts.


District wise population in Mizoram

Mizoram was formed with 3 districts from Assam state initially with Aizawl, Lunglei and Chhimtuipui, later five more districts were carved from 3 districts making a total of 8 districts. In 2019, Manipur Government had ordered 3 more districts carving from
Hnahthial, from Lunglei district
Khawzawl, from Champhai district
Saitual, from Aizawl district and Champhai district.
Below is the Mizoram district wise population as per Census 2011 and 2020 projection.

DistrictPopulation(2020 est.)Population(2011)Percentage
Mamit98,45586,3647.87
Kolasib95,70983,9557.65
Aizawl456,352400,30936.48
Champhai143,349125,74511.46
Serchhip74,02864,9375.92
Lunglei184,028161,42814.71
Lawngtlai134,399117,89410.74
Saiha64,49456,5745.16
Source: 2011 Census: Population Data on District/Sub-Dist Level


References

1. http://censusindia.gov.in/
2. https://uidai.gov.in/images/state-wise-aadhaar-saturation.pdf
3. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/sp.dyn.cdrt.in

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