India Census Data

India census offerings from East View address a wide range of topics at the highest level of detail possible and offer a premier source of demographic data for academic research.

GIS census data is available as an easy-to-use geodatabase, complete with a comprehensive East View-produced Census Guide, full metadata, and original census documentation. In addition to GIS data, East View also offers related publications such as official results, questionnaires, enumerator testimonies and other ephemera – please inquire for details and availability.

East View offers the following census data for India:

GIS Data (see below for details)
  • 2011 Census (GIS Edition)

India 2011 Census (GIS Edition)

The India 2011 Census has 100% population coverage and over 55 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 4 (Tehsil level) for 651,098 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for up to 85 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Census Questions

Below is a representative sample of census questions included in the India 2011 Census.

Demographic: Sex / Birth data and age

Social: Literacy / Ethnicity and indigenous peoples

Economic: Activity status / Industry

Housing: Number of households

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