Sex ratio is used to describe the number of females per 1000 of males. Sex ratio is a valuable source for finding the population of women in a country like India that has more than a billion people. It is basically the ratio of women to the ratio of men in India.
According to the Population Census of 2011 it was found that the average sex ratio in India is 940 females per 1000 of males. This Sex Ratio 2011 shows an upward trend as compared to the census 2001 data. Census 2001 revealed that there were 933 females to that of 1000 males.
The major cause of the decrease of the female population in India is due to considering a girl is a burden on the family and the different methods use to abort a female fetus at the time of the birth. The Sex Ratio in India was almost normal during the phase of the years of independence, but thereafter it started showing gradual signs of decrease.
The state that has least sex ratio in India is Haryana where the rate of sex ratio is shocking and the figure shows a number of 877 of females to that of 1000 of males. However, there are also a few states such as Puducherry and Kerala where the number of women is more than the number of men. Kerala has a record number of 1084 females to that of 1000 males.