Lakshadweep Population Census data 2011

Lakshadweep

The Lakshadweep group of islands is well known for the abundance of flora and fauna, and of course the water sports. Kavaratti is Lakshadweep's capital and Minicoy and Agatti Islands are the major establishments here. Agatti also has the only means of air travel available in Lakshadweep. The culture here is largely influenced by Kerala's, and their language is widely spoken along with the native Mahl. With such closeness to the oceanic gems, fish and coconuts are naturally aplenty here.

Lakshadweep is one of the seven union territories of India. It is also the establishment with the least population, according to Lakshadweep census of 2011, and thus ranks 35th, population wise. With only 32 kilometer square of area, it is also the Indian region having smallest area. With population of around 60000, living in an area that small, it has a high population density of over 2000. When it comes to population growth, Lakshadweep beats every other region with a positive growth rate, with minimum population increment rate of around 6. The rate has been reduced down from around 20%, as compared to census 2001.

Lakshadweep ranks second among the union territories of India with regards to the gender ratio. It boasts of more than 900 females for a 1000 males. If we were to look at the number of literate people, Lakshadweep has the highest percentage among all the other union territories. And the good news is literacy has been increasing in the last decade; especially in females. Although a very small region, Lakshadweep has made remarkable progress in terms of development and urbanization. And thus, it has almost 80 % of its population living in cities. Literacy has equally risen in both villages and cities. But, the population growth is more than 80% in urban land, while population in rural area is drastically depleting, which presents a contrast.

The largest city in the state of Lakshadweep is Kavaratti while Andrott is the capital city of the Lakshadweep. The languages spoken in the Lakshadweep state includes Malayalam and English. In total Lakshadweep (LD) state comprises 1 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Lakshadweep state is LD.

Lakshadweep Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Lakshadweep has population of 64 Thousands, an increase from figure of 60 Thousand in 2001 census. Total population of Lakshadweep as per 2011 census is 64,473 of which male and female are 33,123 and 31,350 respectively. In 2001, total population was 60,650 in which males were 31,131 while females were 29,519.

Lakshadweep Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 6.30 percent while in previous decade it was 17.19 percent. The population of Lakshadweep forms 0.01 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.01 percent.

Lakshadweep Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Lakshadweep has seen upward trend and is 91.85 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 95.56 percent while female literacy is at 82.69 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Lakshadweep stood at 86.66 percent of which male and female were 90.72 percent and 80.47 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Lakshadweep stands at 52,553 of which males were 28,023 and females were 24,530.

Lakshadweep Density 2011

Total area of Lakshadweep is 30 sq. km. Density of Lakshadweep is 2,149 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Lakshadweep was 1,895 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Lakshadweep Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Lakshadweep is 946 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 947 per 1000 males in Lakshadweep.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 64 Thousands 60 Thousand
Actual Population 64,473 60,650
Male 33,123 31,131
Female 31,350 29,519
Population Growth 6.30% 17.19%
Percantage of total Population 0.01% 0.01%
Sex Ratio 946 947
Child Sex Ratio 911 960
Density/km2 2,149 1,895
Density/mi2 5,373 5,054
Area km2 30 32
Area mi2 12 12
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 7,255 9,091
Male Population (0-6 Age) 3,797 4,641
Female Population (0-6 Age) 3,458 4,450
Literacy 91.85 % 86.66 %
Male Literacy 95.56 % 90.72 %
Female Literacy 82.69 % 80.47 %
Total Literate 52,553 44,683
Male Literate 28,023 24,511
Female Literate 24,530 20,172

Lakshadweep Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Lakshadweep, 78.07% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 50,332 of which 25,880 are males and while remaining 24,452 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 78.07 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Lakshadweep was 945 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 911 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Lakshadweep were 5,440. Of total population in urban region, 10.81 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Lakshadweep for Urban regions was 91.92 percent in which males were 95.84% literate while female literacy stood at 82.41%. Total literates in urban region of Lakshadweep were 41,265.

Lakshadweep Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Lakshadweep state, around 21.93 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 7,243 and 6,898 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Lakshadweep state was 14,141. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 21.93%.

In rural regions of Lakshadweep state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 952 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 911 girls per 1000 boys. In Lakshadweep, 1,815 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 12.84 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Lakshadweep, literacy rate for males and female stood at 94.53 % and 83.71 %. Average literacy rate in Lakshadweep for rural areas was 91.58 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 11,288.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 21.93 % 78.07 %
Total Population 14,141 50,332
Male Population 7,243 25,880
Female Population 6,898 24,452
Population Growth -58.02 % 86.64 %
Sex Ratio 952 945
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 911 911
Child Population (0-6) 1,815 5,440
Child Percentage (0-6) 12.84 % 10.81 %
Literates 11,288 41,265
Average Literacy 91.58 % 91.92 %
Male Literacy 94.53 % 95.84 %
Female Literacy 83.71 % 82.41 %

Lakshadweep Census 2011 Conclusion

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

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

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

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


Related Questions

Largest District (km²)
1 Lakshadweep 30
Percentage of Child
1 Lakshadweep 11.25 %
High Density
1 Lakshadweep 2149
Top Population Growth
1 Lakshadweep 6.30 %
High Literacy
1 Lakshadweep 91.85 %
High Sex Ratio
1 Lakshadweep 946