Kerala Population Census data 2011
KeralaKerala; 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 2011As per details from Census 2011, Kerala has population of 3.33 Crore, an increase from figure of 3.18 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Kerala as per 2011 census is 33,387,677 of which male and female are 16,021,290 and 17,366,387 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 RateThe total population growth in this decade was 4.86 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 2011Literacy rate in Kerala has seen upward trend and is 93.91 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 96.02 percent while female literacy is at 91.98 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 28,234,227 of which males were 13,755,888 and females were 14,478,339.
Kerala Density 2011Total area of Kerala is 38,863 sq. km. Density of Kerala is 859 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 RatioSex 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.
|Approximate Population||3.33 Crore||3.18 Crore|
|Percantage of total Population||2.76%||3.10%|
|Child Sex Ratio||959||965|
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)||3,322,247||3,793,146|
|Male Population (0-6 Age)||1,695,935||1,935,027|
|Female Population (0-6 Age)||1,626,312||1,858,119|
|Literacy||93.91 %||90.86 %|
|Male Literacy||96.02 %||94.24 %|
|Female Literacy||91.98 %||87.72 %|
Kerala Urban Population 2011Out of total population of Kerala, 47.72% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 15,932,171 of which 7,617,584 are males and while remaining 8,314,587 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 92.72 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 958 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Kerala were 1,574,735. Of total population in urban region, 9.88 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Kerala for Urban regions was 94.99 percent in which males were 96.83% literate while female literacy stood at 93.33%. Total literates in urban region of Kerala were 13,638,500.
Kerala Rural Population 2011Of the total population of Kerala state, around 52.28 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 8,403,706 and 9,051,800 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Kerala state was 17,455,506. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was -25.96%.
In rural regions of Kerala state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 1077 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 960 girls per 1000 boys. In Kerala, 1,747,512 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 10.01 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Kerala, literacy rate for males and female stood at 95.29 % and 90.74 %. Average literacy rate in Kerala for rural areas was 92.92 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 14,595,727.
|Population (%)||52.28 %||47.72 %|
|Population Growth||-25.96 %||92.72 %|
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)||960||958|
|Child Population (0-6)||1,747,512||1,574,735|
|Child Percentage (0-6)||10.01 %||9.88 %|
|Average Literacy||92.92 %||94.99 %|
|Male Literacy||95.29 %||96.83 %|
|Female Literacy||90.74 %||93.33 %|
Kerala Census 2011 ConclusionThe 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|
|Largest District by Population in Kerala||Population||Male||Female|