Salem District : Census 2011 data

An official Census 2011 detail of Salem, a district of Tamil Nadu has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Tamil Nadu. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Salem District of Tamil Nadu.

In 2011, Salem had population of 3,482,056 of which male and female were 1,781,571 and 1,700,485 respectively. In 2001 census, Salem had a population of 3,016,346 of which males were 1,563,633 and remaining 1,452,713 were females. Salem District population constituted 4.83 percent of total Maharashtra population. In 2001 census, this figure for Salem District was at 4.83 percent of Maharashtra population.

There was change of 15.44 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Salem District recorded increase of 17.20 percent to its population compared to 1991.

Salem Table Data

Description 2011 2001
Actual Population 3,482,056 3,016,346
Male 1,781,571 1,563,633
Female 1,700,485 1,452,713
Population Growth 15.44% 17.20%
Area Sq. Km 5,237 5,237
Density/km2 665 575
Proportion to Tamil Nadu Population 4.83% 4.83%
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 954 929
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 916 851
Average Literacy 72.86 65.09
Male Literacy 80.24 74.39
Female Literacy 65.15 55.20
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 344,960 351,859
Male Population (0-6 Age) 180,002 190,129
Female Population (0-6 Age) 164,958 161,730
Literates 2,285,562 1,734,442
Male Literates 1,285,107 1,021,772
Female Literates 1,000,455 712,670
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 9.91% 11.67%
Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 10.10% 12.16%
Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 9.70% 11.13%

Salem District Density 2011

The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that density of Salem district for 2011 is 665 people per sq. km. In 2001, Salem district density was at 575 people per sq. km. Salem district administers 5,237 square kilometers of areas.

Salem Literacy Rate 2011

Average literacy rate of Salem in 2011 were 72.86 compared to 65.09 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 80.24 and 65.15 respectively. For 2001 census, same figures stood at 74.39 and 55.20 in Salem District. Total literate in Salem District were 2,285,562 of which male and female were 1,285,107 and 1,000,455 respectively. In 2001, Salem District had 1,734,442 in its district.

Salem Sex Ratio 2011

With regards to Sex Ratio in Salem, it stood at 954 per 1000 male compared to 2001 census figure of 929. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In 2011 census, child sex ratio is 916 girls per 1000 boys compared to figure of 851 girls per 1000 boys of 2001 census data.

Salem Child Population 2011

In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected for all districts including Salem. There were total 344,960 children under age of 0-6 against 351,859 of 2001 census. Of total 344,960 male and female were 180,002 and 164,958 respectively. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 916 compared to 851 of census 2001. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.91 percent of Salem District compared to 11.67 percent of 2001. There was net change of -1.76 percent in this compared to previous census of India.

Salem Houseless Census

In 2011, total 561 families live on footpath or without any roof cover in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. Total Population of all who lived without roof at the time of Census 2011 numbers to 1,243. This approx 0.04% of total population of Salem district.

Salem Religion-wise Data 2011

Description Total Percentage
Hindu 3,326,357 95.53 %
Muslims 95,487 2.74 %
Christian 53,841 1.55 %
Sikh 412 0.01 %
Buddhist 174 0.00 %
Jain 992 0.03 %
Others 246 0.01 %
Not Stated 4,547 0.13 %

Salem Population 2015

What is the population of Salem in 2015? The fact is, last census for Salem district was done only in 2011 and next such census would only be in 2021. There is no actual figure for population of Salem district situated in Tamil Nadu. As per 2011, Salem population is 3,482,056

Salem District Urban/Rural 2011

Out of the total Salem population for 2011 census, 50.95 percent lives in urban regions of district. In total 1,774,122 people lives in urban areas of which males are 898,297 and females are 875,825. Sex Ratio in urban region of Salem district is 975 as per 2011 census data. Similarly child sex ratio in Salem district was 935 in 2011 census. Child population (0-6) in urban region was 171,539 of which males and females were 88,651 and 82,888. This child population figure of Salem district is 9.87 % of total urban population. Average literacy rate in Salem district as per census 2011 is 79.67 % of which males and females are 85.79 % and 73.43 % literates respectively. In actual number 1,276,801 people are literate in urban region of which males and females are 694,572 and 582,229 respectively.

As per 2011 census, 49.05 % population of Salem districts lives in rural areas of villages. The total Salem district population living in rural areas is 1,707,934 of which males and females are 883,274 and 824,660 respectively. In rural areas of Salem district, sex ratio is 934 females per 1000 males. If child sex ratio data of Salem district is considered, figure is 898 girls per 1000 boys. Child population in the age 0-6 is 173,421 in rural areas of which males were 91,351 and females were 82,070. The child population comprises 10.34 % of total rural population of Salem district. Literacy rate in rural areas of Salem district is 65.74 % as per census data 2011. Gender wise, male and female literacy stood at 74.57 and 56.32 percent respectively. In total, 1,008,761 people were literate of which males and females were 590,535 and 418,226 respectively.

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Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 49.05 % 50.95 %
Total Population 1,707,934 1,774,122
Male Population 883,274 898,297
Female Population 824,660 875,825
Sex Ratio 934 975
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 898 935
Child Population (0-6) 173,421 171,539
Male Child(0-6) 91,351 88,651
Female Child(0-6) 82,070 82,888
Child Percentage (0-6) 10.15 % 9.67 %
Male Child Percentage 10.34 % 9.87 %
Female Child Percentage 9.95 % 9.46 %
Literates 1,008,761 1,276,801
Male Literates 590,535 694,572
Female Literates 418,226 582,229
Average Literacy 65.74 % 79.67 %
Male Literacy 74.57 % 85.79 %
Female Literacy 56.32 % 73.43 %

City/Metros in Salem District

Urban Agglomerations inside District Population Male Female
Erode (Urban Agglomeration) 521,891 261,630 260,261
Cities inside Salem District Population Male Female
Salem (Municipal Corporation) 829,267 417,317 411,950

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