Kerala Population Census data 2011

Kerala

Kerala; the prosperous state at the far edge of the great expanse of Indian land! It's the ever flourishing land of exquisite beauty and plethora of nature's gifts. With the lush green mountains, the azure Indian Ocean to the rolling plains populated with cultures and the people living it, Kerala claims its own unique place in vast country of India.

Apart from a great tourist spot, it also stands as an immensely progressive civilization. Owing to the great advancements over the years, no wonder it is one of the states in India to have maximum population density. With over 3 crores of Malayalees populating the Kerala land of over 30 thousand square kilometers of area, it ranks with the states having population density of more than 800, according to the Kerala census 2011. It is also the state with the lowest positive population growth rate in India.

Apart from the optimum population status, it also boasts of the highest literacy rate of more than 90%, which proves that not only Kerala has abundant manpower, but it also has quality minds. Although Malayalam is the official language, English is widely spoken and taught in Kerala.

Another excellent feature of the state shown from the Kerala census 2011 is its gender ratio, which shows that Kerala has more female population than male. That sets the state apart from most of the India. The total population of Kerala is almost equally divided between the urban and rural regions. Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur are some of the major urban areas in Kerala with large population, Thiruvananthapuram being the capital.

That being said, the Population of Kerala, both urban and rural enjoys preserving and enjoying Kerala's ethnicity by following its rich culture full of graceful classical dance forms, traditional carnatic music, martial arts, unique attires, legendary festivals and of course the widespread aroma of coconutty dosas, appams and the delicious seafood!

The largest city in the state of Kerala is Thiruvananthapuram while Kochi is the capital city of the Kerala. The languages spoken in the Kerala state includes Malayalam and English. In total Kerala (KL) state comprises 14 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Kerala state is KL.

Kerala Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Kerala has population of 3.34 Crores, an increase from figure of 3.18 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Kerala as per 2011 census is 33,406,061 of which male and female are 16,027,412 and 17,378,649 respectively. In 2001, total population was 31,841,374 in which males were 15,468,614 while females were 16,372,760.

Kerala Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 4.91 percent while in previous decade it was 9.42 percent. The population of Kerala forms 2.76 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 3.10 percent.

Kerala Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Kerala has seen upward trend and is 94.00 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 96.11 percent while female literacy is at 100.76 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Kerala stood at 90.86 percent of which male and female were 94.24 percent and 87.72 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Kerala stands at 28,135,824 of which males were 13,704,903 and females were 14,430,921.

Kerala Density 2011

Total area of Kerala is 38,852 sq. km. Density of Kerala is 860 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Kerala was 819 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Kerala Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Kerala is 1084 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 1058 per 1000 males in Kerala.

Kerala Religious Data

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

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 3.34 Crores 3.18 Crore
Actual Population 33,406,061 31,841,374
Male 16,027,412 15,468,614
Female 17,378,649 16,372,760
Population Growth 4.91% 9.42%
Percantage of total Population 2.76% 3.10%
Sex Ratio 1084 1058
Child Sex Ratio 964 965
Density/km2 860 819
Density/mi2 2,227 2,122
Area km2 38,852 38,863
Area mi2 15,001 15,005
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 3,472,955 3,793,146
Male Population (0-6 Age) 1,768,244 1,935,027
Female Population (0-6 Age) 1,704,711 1,858,119
Literacy 94.00 % 90.86 %
Male Literacy 96.11 % 94.24 %
Female Literacy 100.76 % 87.72 %
Total Literate 28,135,824 25,485,688
Male Literate 13,704,903 12,753,602
Female Literate 14,430,921 12,732,086

Kerala Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Kerala, 47.70% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 15,934,926 of which 7,619,358 are males and while remaining 8,315,568 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 47.70 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Kerala was 1091 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 963 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Kerala were 1,649,291. Of total population in urban region, 10.35 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Kerala for Urban regions was 95.11 percent in which males were 96.95% literate while female literacy stood at 102.99%. Total literates in urban region of Kerala were 13,586,504.

Kerala Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Kerala state, around 52.30 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 8,408,054 and 9,063,081 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Kerala state was 17,471,135. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 52.30%.

In rural regions of Kerala state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 1078 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 965 girls per 1000 boys. In Kerala, 1,823,664 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 10.44 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Kerala, literacy rate for males and female stood at 95.35 % and 98.73 %. Average literacy rate in Kerala for rural areas was 92.98 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 14,549,320.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 52.30 % 47.70 %
Total Population 17,471,135 15,934,926
Male Population 8,408,054 7,619,358
Female Population 9,063,081 8,315,568
Population Growth -25.89 % 92.76 %
Sex Ratio 1078 1091
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 965 963
Child Population (0-6) 1,823,664 1,649,291
Child Percentage (0-6) 10.44 % 10.35 %
Literates 14,549,320 13,586,504
Average Literacy 92.98 % 95.11 %
Male Literacy 95.35 % 96.95 %
Female Literacy 98.73 % 102.99 %

Kerala Census 2011 Conclusion

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

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

Large Urban Agglomeration of Kerala Population Male Female
Kochi 2,117,990 1,042,809 1,075,181
Kozhikode 2,030,519 966,138 1,064,381
Thrissur 1,854,783 876,049 978,734
Malappuram 1,698,645 809,154 889,491
Thiruvananthapuram 1,687,406 815,200 872,206
Kannur 1,642,892 757,769 885,123
Kollam 1,110,005 529,838 580,167

Largest District by Population in Kerala Population Male Female
Malappuram 4,112,920 1,960,328 2,152,592
Thiruvananthapuram 3,301,427 1,581,678 1,719,749
Ernakulam 3,282,388 1,619,557 1,662,831
Thrissur 3,121,200 1,480,763 1,640,437
Kozhikode 3,086,293 1,470,942 1,615,351
Palakkad 2,809,934 1,359,478 1,450,456
Kollam 2,635,375 1,246,968 1,388,407
Kannur 2,523,003 1,181,446 1,341,557
Alappuzha 2,127,789 1,013,142 1,114,647
Kottayam 1,974,551 968,289 1,006,262
Kasaragod 1,307,375 628,613 678,762
Pathanamthitta 1,197,412 561,716 635,696
Idukki 1,108,974 552,808 556,166


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Largest District (km²)
1 Palakkad 4482
2 Idukki 4356
3 Malappuram 3554
4 Ernakulam 3063
5 Thrissur 3027
Percentage of Child
1 Malappuram 13.96 %
2 Kasaragod 11.92 %
3 Wayanad 11.29 %
4 Kozhikode 10.88 %
5 Kannur 10.87 %
High Density
1 Thiruvananthapuram 1508
2 Alappuzha 1504
3 Kozhikode 1316
4 Malappuram 1157
5 Ernakulam 1072
Top Population Growth
1 Malappuram 13.45 %
2 Kasaragod 8.58 %
3 Palakkad 7.35 %
4 Kozhikode 7.20 %
5 Ernakulam 5.69 %
High Literacy
1 Kottayam 97.21 %
2 Pathanamthitta 96.55 %
3 Ernakulam 95.89 %
4 Alappuzha 95.72 %
5 Kannur 95.10 %
High Sex Ratio
1 Kannur 1136
2 Pathanamthitta 1132
3 Kollam 1113
4 Thrissur 1108
5 Alappuzha 1100