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!
Kerala Table Data
|Percantage of total Population
|Child Sex Ratio
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)
|Male Population (0-6 Age)
|Female Population (0-6 Age)
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.
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.
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 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 92.07 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.
Kerala Population 2015
What is the population of Kerala in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Kerala was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Kerala state was 33,406,061.
Kerala Urban/Rural Population 2011
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)
|Child Population (0-6)
|Child Percentage (0-6)
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.
Kerala Metropolitan/City Population
|Large cities of Kerala
|Thiruvananthapuram (Municipal Corporation)
|Kochi (Municipal Corporation)
|Kozhikode (Municipal Corporation)
|Kollam (Municipal Corporation)
|Thrissur (Municipal Corporation)
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Kerala
Kerala Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Kerala
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.