BUSN 315 Supervisory Management - Salina Campus

This is a Research Guide for students enrolled in BUSN 315 on the K-State Salina Campus.

Library Research Guide

A Brief Word About the Indian National Census

The last National Census of India took place in 2011.  The 2021 National Census was postponed with an anticipated date of 2022/2023 due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. It now appears that the 2021 Census of India won't be completed until 2024. What does this mean for your research?  It means that you will have to consult an array of sources to find the best estimate that you can for your chosen site/city and population. This page provides a list of resources that may be able to help you come up with a reasonable estimate rather than a concrete answer.

Population statistics

India is the second most populous country in the world, with an estimated population of over 1.3 billion people as of 2021. Please remember that most of the census information available is from 2011. It is quite possible that India has already surpassed China in population and may be the most populous country in the world.  The population is diverse, with over 2,000 ethnic groups and more than 1,600 languages spoken. Use the resources below to discover demographic information about India's population. The resources listed below cover populations statistics for major cities, and states. There is even some census information from the individual districts in the form of population handbooks.