Odisha (Orissa) Sex Ratio - Sex ratio of any region is generally the number of females per thousand males in the area. Odisha (Orissa) had around 1086 females per 1000 males in 1921 that got reduced to 1067 during 1937. This ratio kept on getting decreased with each passing decade making it 1053 during 1941, 1022 in 1951 and 1001 in 1961.
In the next decade that is in 1971 the numbers of their male counterparts surpassed the number of females by reducing their number to a mere 988 per 1000 males. This reduction in the number of females further increased in 1981 by bringing their number to 981 during 1981 and 971 during 1991. This ratio got a bit improved at the advent of the year 2001 wherein the number of females increased to 972 females per 1000 males taking it even higher than that of all India sex ratio of 933. Either at par or even more than men in some seven districts, the females enjoy an equal status in the status in terms of population in Odisha (Orissa). Gajapati district in the state of Odisha (Orissa) has the highest sex ratio as opposed to the district of Khurda having the lowest sex ratio.