Puducherry Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Puducherry has population of 12.48 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 9.74 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Puducherry as per 2011 census is 1,247,953 of which male and female are 612,511 and 635,442 respectively. In 2001, total population was 974,345 in which males were 486,961 while females were 487,384.
The total population growth in this decade was 28.08 percent while in previous decade it was 20.56 percent. The population of Puducherry forms 0.10 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.09 percent.
Due to India's history, there are many other cultures introduced here besides the already prosperous culture of India. In Pondicherry for instance, French culture has sneaked in and blended naturally with southern cultures of India. That's why, Pondicherry is probably the only place in India, where French is one of the widely spoken official languages. The territory includes several disconnected lands grouped together, with Puducherry as their capital.
It's the union territory with only 12 lac population living in an even smaller area of over 400 kilometer square. It being one of the 7 union governed regions, Puducherry has a greater population density of over 2000 people per kilometer square, as compared to Indian states. The population of Puducherry has been growing at the rate of nearly 30%, as revealed by the Puducherry census 2011. The census also shows an increase of about 3 lakhs in the population of Puducherry as compared to 2001 census.
Puducherry is the only union territory having a gender ratio above 1000, which makes it the second best region in India in terms of female to male ratio. Literacy has satisfactorily increased in the last decade in both genders. The distribution of the population in the rural and the more developed regions is unequal, and more than half the population lives in the urban areas. The growth in the population in underdeveloped areas of Puducherry is far less as compared to the urban land. Although both literacy percentage and the gender ratio present a better picture in the urban population, rural population is also up to the mark. French culture has obviously influenced the land with its architecture and cuisine as well. People here are skilled in metal and leather craft, and spirituality is the root of its culture. May be that's why its called the 'land of temples.'
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Puducherry is Puducherry.
The languages spoken in the Puducherry state includes French, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam. In total Puducherry (PY) state comprises 4 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Puducherry state is PY.
Puducherry Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Puducherry has seen upward trend and is 85.85 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 91.26 percent while female literacy is at 80.67 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Puducherry stood at 81.24 percent of which male and female were 88.62 percent and 73.90 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Puducherry stands at 957,309 of which males were 497,378 and females were 459,931.
Puducherry Density 2011
Total area of Puducherry is 490 sq. km. Density of Puducherry is 2,547 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Puducherry was 2,034 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Puducherry Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Puducherry is 1037 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 1001 per 1000 males in Puducherry.
Puducherry 2015 Population
What is the population of Puducherry in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Puducherry was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. But we can do projection of future Puducherry 2017 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.