Karnataka Population Census data 2011

Karnataka

Formerly known as the State of Mysore, the state of Karnataka is located in the southern part of India and has the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala as neighbors. The capital of the state is the city of Bangalore which has evolved as one of the most vibrant cities in the country. Bangalore has grown into a hub for many major companies mainly IT companies. Many youngsters have flocked to Bangalore in recent times in search of employment. The state of Karnataka was formed in 1956 as the State of Mysore and was renamed as Karnataka in 1973.

The Population of Karnataka according to the 2011 census stands at about 61 million, making it the 9th most populated state in India. The state is spread over an area of about 190000 sq. km. making it the 8th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 300 and a lot below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 15% percent which is the 22nd highest growth rate in the country. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 75% which is a cause for concern and a statistic the authorities must take notice of and look to correct in the years to come. The sex ratio in Karnataka stands about 20 points higher than the national average. The statistics in the Karnataka Census 2011 reveal facts that can be taken into consideration by the government in a bid to further its development. The state is moving towards development at a rapid rate and has emerged as one of the prime economical contributors to the revenue of India as a whole.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Karnataka is Bangalore. The languages spoken in the Karnataka state includes Kannada. In total Karnataka (KA) state comprises 30 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Karnataka state is KA.

Karnataka Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Karnataka has population of 6.11 Crores, an increase from figure of 5.29 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Karnataka as per 2011 census is 61,095,297 of which male and female are 30,966,657 and 30,128,640 respectively. In 2001, total population was 52,850,562 in which males were 26,898,918 while females were 25,951,644.

Karnataka Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 15.60 percent while in previous decade it was 17.25 percent. The population of Karnataka forms 5.05 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 5.14 percent.

Karnataka Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Karnataka has seen upward trend and is 75.36 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 82.47 percent while female literacy is at 66.01 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Karnataka stood at 66.64 percent of which male and female were 76.06 percent and 57.80 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Karnataka stands at 40,647,322 of which males were 22,508,471 and females were 18,138,851.

Karnataka Density 2011

Total area of Karnataka is 191,791 sq. km. Density of Karnataka is 319 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Karnataka was 276 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Karnataka Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Karnataka 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 964 per 1000 males in Karnataka.

Karnataka Religious Data

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

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 6.11 Crores 5.29 Crore
Actual Population 61,095,297 52,850,562
Male 30,966,657 26,898,918
Female 30,128,640 25,951,644
Population Growth 15.60% 17.25%
Percantage of total Population 5.05% 5.14%
Sex Ratio 973 964
Child Sex Ratio 948 973
Density/km2 319 276
Density/mi2 825 714
Area km2 191,791 191,791
Area mi2 74,051 74,051
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 7,161,033 7,182,100
Male Population (0-6 Age) 3,675,291 3,690,958
Female Population (0-6 Age) 3,485,742 3,491,142
Literacy 75.36 % 66.64 %
Male Literacy 82.47 % 76.06 %
Female Literacy 66.01 % 57.80 %
Total Literate 40,647,322 30,434,962
Male Literate 22,508,471 17,661,211
Female Literate 18,138,851 12,773,751

Karnataka Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Karnataka, 38.67% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 23,625,962 of which 12,037,303 are males and while remaining 11,588,659 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 38.67 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Karnataka was 963 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 946 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Karnataka were 2,643,388. Of total population in urban region, 11.19 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Karnataka for Urban regions was 85.78 percent in which males were 90.04% literate while female literacy stood at 77.97%. Total literates in urban region of Karnataka were 17,998,146.

Karnataka Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Karnataka state, around 61.33 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 18,929,354 and 18,539,981 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Karnataka state was 37,469,335. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 61.33%.

In rural regions of Karnataka state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 979 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 950 girls per 1000 boys. In Karnataka, 4,517,645 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 12.06 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Karnataka, literacy rate for males and female stood at 77.61 % and 58.32 %. Average literacy rate in Karnataka for rural areas was 68.73 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 22,649,176.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 61.33 % 38.67 %
Total Population 37,469,335 23,625,962
Male Population 18,929,354 12,037,303
Female Population 18,539,981 11,588,659
Population Growth 7.40 % 31.54 %
Sex Ratio 979 963
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 950 946
Child Population (0-6) 4,517,645 2,643,388
Child Percentage (0-6) 12.06 % 11.19 %
Literates 22,649,176 17,998,146
Average Literacy 68.73 % 85.78 %
Male Literacy 77.61 % 90.04 %
Female Literacy 58.32 % 77.97 %

Karnataka Census 2011 Conclusion

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

Figures of population census 2011 Karnataka have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.
Large cities of Karnataka Population Male Female
Bangalore (Municipal Corporation) 8,425,970 4,401,299 4,024,671

Large Urban Agglomeration of Karnataka Population Male Female
Bangalore 8,499,399 4,441,248 4,058,151

Largest District by Population in Karnataka Population Male Female
Bangalore 9,621,551 5,022,661 4,598,890
Belgaum 4,779,661 2,423,063 2,356,598
Mysore 3,001,127 1,511,600 1,489,527
Tumkur 2,678,980 1,350,594 1,328,386
Gulbarga 2,566,326 1,301,755 1,264,571
Bellary 2,452,595 1,236,954 1,215,641
Bijapur 2,177,331 1,111,022 1,066,309
Dakshina Kannada 2,089,649 1,034,714 1,054,935
Davanagere 1,945,497 986,400 959,097
Raichur 1,928,812 964,511 964,301
Bagalkot 1,889,752 950,111 939,641
Dharwad 1,847,023 937,206 909,817
Mandya 1,805,769 905,085 900,684
Hassan 1,776,421 883,667 892,754
Shimoga 1,752,753 877,415 875,338
Bidar 1,703,300 870,665 832,635
Chitradurga 1,659,456 840,843 818,613
Haveri 1,597,668 819,128 778,540
Kolar 1,536,401 776,396 760,005
Uttara Kannada 1,437,169 726,256 710,913
Koppal 1,389,920 699,926 689,994
Chikkaballapura 1,255,104 636,437 618,667
Udupi 1,177,361 562,131 615,230
Yadgir 1,174,271 590,329 583,942
Chikmagalur 1,137,961 566,622 571,339
Ramanagara 1,082,636 548,008 534,628
Gadag 1,064,570 537,147 527,423
Chamarajanagar 1,020,791 512,231 508,560


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Largest District (km²)
1 Belgaum 13433
2 Gulbarga 10954
3 Tumkur 10597
4 Bijapur 10498
5 Uttara Kannada 10277
Percentage of Child
1 Yadgir 16.20 %
2 Raichur 14.71 %
3 Bijapur 14.62 %
4 Koppal 14.51 %
5 Bagalkot 14.39 %
High Density
1 Bangalore 4381
2 Mysore 476
3 Dharwad 434
4 Bangalore Rural 431
5 Dakshina Kannada 430
Top Population Growth
1 Bangalore 47.18 %
2 Yadgir 22.81 %
3 Bellary 20.99 %
4 Bijapur 20.50 %
5 Gulbarga 18.01 %
High Literacy
1 Dakshina Kannada 88.57 %
2 Bangalore 87.67 %
3 Udupi 86.24 %
4 Uttara Kannada 84.06 %
5 Kodagu 82.61 %
High Sex Ratio
1 Udupi 1094
2 Dakshina Kannada 1020
3 Kodagu 1019
4 Hassan 1010
5 Chikmagalur 1008