The 2011 Census was the 15th decennial Census of India since 1872 when the first
systematic Census was conducted throughout the country as per uniform pattern. This was
the 7th successive exercise conducted after Independence. Census Operations in India is
the biggest administrative exercise undertaken the World over. Census count is intended to
cater to the growing needs of the Planners, Demographers, Scholars and Administrators.
Unlike Surveys, which depend on a given sample size, the Census provides the only reliable
and authentic data, available for the entire population at a single point of reference.
The Census of India 2011 has been conducted in two phases, namely i) Houselisting and
Housing Census and ii) Population Enumeration. The first phase of the Census was
conducted in the period April to September, 2010 in different States/Union Territories
depending upon local conditions. In Gujarat, first phase of the Census has been conducted
from 21st April to 4th June, 2010. The field work of the second phase (Population
Enumeration) has been carried out during February-March, 2011 in all States/UTs.
||Principal Census Officer (Dist. Collector and Mun.
||District Census Officer (1/District)
||Sub Divisional Census Officer (Prant)
||Charge Officer Rural (Taluka Mamlatdar)
||Ward census Officer (1/ward) (only for M.Corp.)
||Charge Officer Urban (1/ Municipality or NA or INA or