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| Last Updated:: 09/02/2017

Demography

Karnataka Demography

For administrative purpose the state of Karnataka is divided in to 4 divisions, 30 districts and 500 community development blocks (CDBs) and the state is having 5788 Panchayats. There are 327028 revenue villages of which 27028 villages are inhabited and there are 51533 habitation/hamlets, 9 urban agglomeration and 130 towns in the state.

By religion, 83% of the population are Hindu, 11% are Muslim, 4% are Christian, 0.78% are Jains, 0.73% are Buddhist, and with the remainder belonging to other religions. Kannada is the official language of Karnataka and spoken as a native language by about64.75% of the people. Other linguistic minorities in the state as of 2011 are Urdu (9.72%), Telugu (8.34%), Tamil (5.46%), Marathi (3.95%), Tulu (3.38%), Hindi (1.87%), Konkani (1.78%), Malayalam (1.69%) and Kodava Takk (0.25%).

The state has a birth rate of 2.2%, a death rate of 0.72%, and an infant mortality rate of 5.5%and a maternal mortality rate of 0.195%. The total fertility rate of the state is 2.2.

As per details from Census 2011, Karnataka has population of 6.11 Crore, an increase from figure of 5.29 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Karnataka as per 2011 census is 61, 130,704 of which male and female are 31,057,742 and 30,072,962 respectively. In 2001, the total population was 52,850,562 in which males were 26,898,918 while females were 25,951,644.

Description

 2011

 2001

Approximate Population

6.11 Crore

5.29 Crore

Actual Population

61,130,704

52,850,562

Male

31,057,742

26,898,918

Female

30,072,962

25,951,644

Population Growth

15.67%

17.25%

Percentage of total Population

5.05%

5.14%

Sex Ratio

968

964

 

Child Sex Ratio

 

943

 

973

 

Density/km2

 

319

 

276

 

Density/mi2

 

826

 

714

 

Area km2

 

191,791

 

191,791

 

Area mi2

 

74,051

 

74,051

 

Total Child Population (0-6 Age)

 

6,855,801

 

7,182,100

 

Male Population (0-6 Age)

 

3,527,844

 

3,690,958

 

Female Population (0-6 Age)

 

3,327,957

 

3,491,142

 

Literacy

 

75.60 %

 

66.64 %

 

Male Literacy

 

82.85 %

 

76.06 %

 

Female Literacy

 

68.13 %

 

57.80 %

 

Total Literate

 

41,029,323

 

30,434,962

 

Male Literate

 

22,808,468

 

17,661,211

 

Female Literate

 

18,220,855

 

12,773,751

Karnataka Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Karnataka, 38.57% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 23,578,175 of which 12,046,744 are males and while remaining 11,531,431 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 31.27 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Karnataka was 957 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 941 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Karnataka were 2,504,013. Of total population in urban region, 10.6 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Karnataka for Urban regions was 86.21 percent in which males were 90.54% literate while female literacy stood at 81.71%. Total literates in urban region of Karnataka were 18,168,670. Of the total population of Karnataka state, around 61.43 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 19,010,998 and 18,541,531 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Karnataka state was 37,552,529. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 7.63%.

Karnataka Rural Population 2011

In rural regions of Karnataka state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 975 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 945 girls per 1000 boys. In Karnataka, 4,351,788 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 11.59 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Karnataka, literacy rate for males and female stood at 77.92 % and 59.60 %. Average literacy rate in Karnataka for rural areas was 68.86 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 22,860,653.

 

 

Description

 Rural

 Urban

Population (%)

61.43 %

38.57 %

Total Population

37,552,529

23,578,175

Male Population

19,010,998

12,046,744

Female Population

18,541,531

11,531,431

Population Growth

7.63 %

31.27 %

Sex Ratio

975

957

Child Sex Ratio (0-6)

945

941

Child Population (0-6)

4,351,788

2,504,013

Child Percentage (0-6)

11.59 %

10.62 %

Literates

22,860,653

18,168,670

Average Literacy

68.86 %

86.21 %

Male Literacy

77.92 %

90.54 %

 

 

Female Literacy                                                                 59.60 %                 81.71%

59.60%

81.71%

Sex Ratio:

The Sex Ratio in the State, which was 965 inn 2001, has risen by 3 points to 968 in  2011. Dakhshina kannada, district stands next (1022). Kodagu (1019) and Bangalore Rural (945) show the lowest Sex Ratio in the State.

 

Sex ratio and Population density for State and Districts 2011

 

 

 

 

 

SL No

 

 

 

 

 

State/District

 

 

Sex ratio (females per 1000 males)

Population

density

(per sq.km.)

2001

2011

2001

2011

1

KARNATAKA

965

968

276

319

2

BELGAUM

960

969

314

356

3

BAGALKOT

980

984

251

288

4

BIJAPUR

950

954

172

207

5

BIDAR

949

952

276

312

6

RAICHUR

983

992

198

228

7

KOPPAL

983

983

215

250

8

GADAG

969

978

209

229

9

DHARWAD

949

967

377

434

10

UTTARA KANNADA

971

975

132

140

11

HAVERI

944

951

298

331

12

BELLARY

969

978

240

300

13

CHITRADURGA

955

969

180

197

14

DAVANAGERE

952

967

302

329

15

SHIMOGA

978

995

194

207

16

UDUPI

1,130

1,093

287

304

17

CHIKMAGALUR

984

1005

158

158

18

TUMKUR

967

979

244

253

19

BANGALORE

908

908

2,985

4,378

20

MANDYA

986

989

356

365

21

HASSAN

1,004

1,005

253

261

22

DAKSHINA KANNADA

1,022

1,018

416

457

23

KODAGU

996

1,019

134

135

24

MYSORE

964

982

385

437

25

CHAMARAJANAGAR

971

989

189

200

26

GULBARGA

958

962

198

233

27

YADGIR

982

984

183

224

28

KOLAR

977

976

346

384

29

CHIKKABALLAPURA

966

968

273

298

30

BANGALORE RURAL

945

945

380

441

31

RAMANAGARA

964

976

288

303

Source : Department of Planning, Karnataka