Andaman and Nicobar Islands Population Census data 2011

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar islands are the home to underwater adventure activities and tourism, in India. The Islands like Bartang which has mud volcanoes or the Havelock Island coupled with the snorkeling opportunities with underwater fauna, equals a great holiday destination. The water locked plains of Andaman and Nicobar bear a population of less than 4 lacs, which makes it 4th least populated region in all of India. The population of the islands has a very little growth rate of just over 6. And that's why it's the 2nd region with least positive growth rate. Of course, a onetime data can only tell us as much. But, when we compare it to the previous census of 2001, we can see a major reduction in Andaman and Nicobar's population growth, which was over 20% earlier.

But, when it comes to the 7 union territories, Andaman and Nicobar's expanse measured together beats all others. The islands have the greatest area of more than 8000, among the union governed regions. Population density of a region is also an important criterion to be considered in a census. With only around 40 people living in every square kilometer, it's the union territory having least population density, as shown by the Andaman and Nicobar census 2011.

The comparison of the two consecutive population counts also shows a positive increase in the islands' literacy level. Although, more than 50% of the population lives in villages, the development of both urban and rural areas seems to be on the same path. Gender ratios as well as the literacy levels in cities and villages are comparable. The population growth rate however, differs to a great extent, but not as much as other union territories. Capital city of the island is port Blair. Both English and Hindi are widely spoken and taught here.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is Port Blair. The languages spoken in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands state includes Hindi and English. In total Andaman and Nicobar Islands (AN) state comprises 3 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Andaman and Nicobar Islands state is AN.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has population of 3.81 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 3.56 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands as per 2011 census is 380,581 of which male and female are 202,871 and 177,710 respectively. In 2001, total population was 356,152 in which males were 192,972 while females were 163,180.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 6.86 percent while in previous decade it was 26.94 percent. The population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands forms 0.03 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.03 percent.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has seen upward trend and is 86.63 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 90.27 percent while female literacy is at 71.08 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Andaman and Nicobar Islands stood at 81.30 percent of which male and female were 86.76 percent and 74.71 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Andaman and Nicobar Islands stands at 294,281 of which males were 164,377 and females were 129,904.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Density 2011

Total area of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 8,249 sq. km. Density of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 46 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was 43 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 876 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 846 per 1000 males in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 3.81 Lakhs 3.56 Lakh
Actual Population 380,581 356,152
Male 202,871 192,972
Female 177,710 163,180
Population Growth 6.86% 26.94%
Percantage of total Population 0.03% 0.03%
Sex Ratio 876 846
Child Sex Ratio 968 941
Density/km2 46 43
Density/mi2 119 112
Area km2 8,249 8,249
Area mi2 3,185 3,185
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 40,878 44,781
Male Population (0-6 Age) 20,770 22,885
Female Population (0-6 Age) 20,108 21,896
Literacy 86.63 % 81.30 %
Male Literacy 90.27 % 86.76 %
Female Literacy 71.08 % 74.71 %
Total Literate 294,281 253,135
Male Literate 164,377 146,831
Female Literate 129,904 106,304

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 37.70% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 143,488 of which 76,584 are males and while remaining 66,904 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 37.70 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was 874 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 954 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands were 14,463. Of total population in urban region, 10.08 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for Urban regions was 90.10 percent in which males were 93.11% literate while female literacy stood at 74.57%. Total literates in urban region of Andaman and Nicobar Islands were 116,256.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands state, around 62.30 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 126,287 and 110,806 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands state was 237,093. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 62.30%.

In rural regions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 877 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 976 girls per 1000 boys. In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 26,415 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 11.14 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, literacy rate for males and female stood at 88.53 % and 68.94 %. Average literacy rate in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for rural areas was 84.50 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 178,025.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 62.30 % 37.70 %
Total Population 237,093 143,488
Male Population 126,287 76,584
Female Population 110,806 66,904
Population Growth -1.19 % 23.49 %
Sex Ratio 877 874
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 976 954
Child Population (0-6) 26,415 14,463
Child Percentage (0-6) 11.14 % 10.08 %
Literates 178,025 116,256
Average Literacy 84.50 % 90.10 %
Male Literacy 88.53 % 93.11 %
Female Literacy 68.94 % 74.57 %

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Census 2011 Conclusion

The official census 2011 of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was also done by officials conducting population census.

Figures of population census 2011 Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.
Large cities of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Population Male Female
There is no city having population above 1 Lakh

Large Urban Agglomeration of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Population Male Female
There is no city having population above 1 Lakh

Largest District by Population in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Population Male Female
There is no city having population above 1 Lakh


Related Questions

Largest District (km²)
1 North And Middle Andaman 3736
2 South Andaman 2672
3 Nicobars 1841
Percentage of Child
1 Nicobars 11.91 %
2 North And Middle Andaman 11.20 %
3 South Andaman 10.36 %
High Density
1 South Andaman 89
2 North And Middle Andaman 28
3 Nicobars 20
Top Population Growth
1 South Andaman 14.23 %
2 North And Middle Andaman -0.02 %
3 Nicobars -12.42 %
High Literacy
1 South Andaman 89.13 %
2 North And Middle Andaman 83.91 %
3 Nicobars 78.06 %
High Sex Ratio
1 North And Middle Andaman 925
2 South Andaman 871
3 Nicobars 777