Goa Population Census data 2011


Goa: easily the most popular holiday destination in India. And for good reason too. The gold and white sand beaches, coconut trees rising above your head, delicious seafood, a wonderful blend of Indians and foreigners, and the equally wonderful marketplaces make it the perfect vacation spot. Population wise, the state of Goa ranks 26th in India. It has only about 15 lakhs of natives residing in it. But the area spread of Goa is far less as compared to the population, thus making it a state of medium population density. Its population density is almost 400 according to Goa census 2011, in a small area of mere 3000 kilometer square. It's the smallest state in India. The Goan beaches and streets may seem crowded to you, but that's probably because of the extent of tourism in the state, since, the population growth rate of Goa is less than 10. The growth rate has drastically decreased since the previous census, which makes the state unique. The literacy rate however, is a different story. Literacy has increased in both genders, but the increment rate is low. Although, the number of female literates has increased satisfactorily.

Urbanization growth has been rapid in Goa; undoubtedly because of the tourism. And so, more than 60% population is urbanized in this state, while rest resides in rural area. In rural areas of Goa, the population growth rate is a problem, since its negative, which means the population is greatly decreasing. Gender ratio in rural areas, on the other hand shows a far more satisfactory picture. The ratio is close to the ideal, and most importantly better than that in urban areas. Major cities here are, Panji, Vasco De Gama and Ponda. And the official language spoken is Konkani, which is widely used in the seaside areas of the west.

The largest city in the state of Goa is Panaji while Vasco da Gama is the capital city of the Goa. The languages spoken in the Goa state includes Konkani. In total Goa (GA) state comprises 2 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Goa state is GA.

Goa Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Goa has population of 14.59 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 13.48 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Goa as per 2011 census is 1,458,545 of which male and female are 739,140 and 719,405 respectively. In 2001, total population was 1,347,668 in which males were 687,248 while females were 660,420.

Goa Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 8.23 percent while in previous decade it was 14.89 percent. The population of Goa forms 0.12 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.13 percent.

Goa Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Goa has seen upward trend and is 88.70 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 92.65 percent while female literacy is at 82.16 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Goa stood at 82.01 percent of which male and female were 88.62 percent and 76.47 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Goa stands at 1,165,487 of which males were 615,823 and females were 549,664.

Goa Density 2011

Total area of Goa is 3,702 sq. km. Density of Goa is 394 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Goa was 364 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Goa Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Goa is 973 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 960 per 1000 males in Goa.

Goa Religious Data

Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Goa state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Goa. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Goa state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Goa Population Census 2011.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 14.59 Lakhs 13.48 Lakh
Actual Population 1,458,545 1,347,668
Male 739,140 687,248
Female 719,405 660,420
Population Growth 8.23% 14.89%
Percantage of total Population 0.12% 0.13%
Sex Ratio 973 960
Child Sex Ratio 942 963
Density/km2 394 364
Density/mi2 1,021 943
Area km2 3,702 3,702
Area mi2 1,429 1,429
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 144,611 145,968
Male Population (0-6 Age) 74,460 75,338
Female Population (0-6 Age) 70,151 70,630
Literacy 88.70 % 82.01 %
Male Literacy 92.65 % 88.62 %
Female Literacy 82.16 % 76.47 %
Total Literate 1,165,487 985,562
Male Literate 615,823 541,032
Female Literate 549,664 444,530

Goa Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Goa, 62.17% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 906,814 of which 463,704 are males and while remaining 443,110 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 62.17 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Goa was 956 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 940 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Goa were 90,597. Of total population in urban region, 9.99 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Goa for Urban regions was 89.95 percent in which males were 93.21% literate while female literacy stood at 82.31%. Total literates in urban region of Goa were 734,216.

Goa Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Goa state, around 37.83 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 275,436 and 276,295 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Goa state was 551,731. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 37.83%.

In rural regions of Goa state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 1003 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 945 girls per 1000 boys. In Goa, 54,014 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 9.79 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Goa, literacy rate for males and female stood at 91.71 % and 81.92 %. Average literacy rate in Goa for rural areas was 86.65 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 431,271.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 37.83 % 62.17 %
Total Population 551,731 906,814
Male Population 275,436 463,704
Female Population 276,295 443,110
Population Growth -18.51 % 35.23 %
Sex Ratio 1003 956
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 945 940
Child Population (0-6) 54,014 90,597
Child Percentage (0-6) 9.79 % 9.99 %
Literates 431,271 734,216
Average Literacy 86.65 % 89.95 %
Male Literacy 91.71 % 93.21 %
Female Literacy 81.92 % 82.31 %

Goa Census 2011 Conclusion

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

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

Large Urban Agglomeration of Goa Population Male Female
There is no city having population above 1 Lakh

Largest District by Population in Goa Population Male Female
There is no city having population above 1 Lakh

Related Questions

Largest District (km²)
1 South Goa 1966
2 North Goa 1736
Percentage of Child
1 South Goa 10.45 %
2 North Goa 9.50 %
High Density
1 North Goa 471
2 South Goa 326
Top Population Growth
1 South Goa 8.73 %
2 North Goa 7.84 %
High Literacy
1 North Goa 89.57 %
2 South Goa 87.59 %
High Sex Ratio
1 South Goa 986
2 North Goa 963