Puducherry Population Census data 2011


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.

Puducherry

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.'

Capital City

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.

Year Projected Population
2011 1,247,953 12.48 Lakhs
2012 1,290,125 12.90 Lakhs
2013 1,332,851 13.33 Lakhs
2014 1,376,108 13.76 Lakhs
2015 1,419,876 14.20 Lakhs
2016 1,464,133 14.64 Lakhs
2017 1,508,857 15.09 Lakhs
2018 1,554,025 15.54 Lakhs
2019 1,599,615 16.00 Lakhs
2020 1,599,615 16.46 Lakhs
2021 1,599,615 16.92 Lakhs

Puducherry Table Data

Approximate Population 12.48 Lakhs 9.74 Lakh
Actual Population 1,247,953 974,345
Male 612,511 486,961
Female 635,442 487,384
Population Growth 28.08% 20.56%
Percantage of total Population 0.10% 0.09%
Sex Ratio 1037 1001
Child Sex Ratio 967 967
Density/km2 2,547 2,034
Density/mi2 6,603 5,267
Area(Km2) 490 479
Area mi2 189 185
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 132,858 117,159
Male Population (0-6 Age) 67,527 59,565
Female Population (0-6 Age) 65,331 57,594
Literacy 85.85 % 81.24 %
Male Literacy 91.26 % 88.62 %
Female Literacy 80.67 % 73.90 %
Total Literate 957,309 696,367
Male Literate 497,378 378,758
Female Literate 459,931 317,609

Puducherry Religious Data

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Puducherry with 87.30 % followers. Christianity is second most popular religion in Puducherry state with 6.29 % following it. In Puducherry state, Islam is followed by 6.05 %, Jainism by 0.11 %, Sikhism by 0.02 % and Buddhism by 0.02 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.17 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 1,089,409 87.30 %
Christian 78,550 6.29 %
Muslim 75,556 6.05 %
Not Available 2,122 0.17 %
Jain 1,400 0.11 %
Buddhist 451 0.04 %
Sikh 297 0.02 %
Other Religion 168 0.01 %

Puducherry Urban/Rural Population 2011

Puducherry Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Puducherry, 68.33% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 852,753 of which 417,604 are males and while remaining 435,149 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 68.33 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Puducherry was 1042 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 975 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Puducherry were 88,344. Of total population in urban region, 10.36 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Puducherry for Urban regions was 88.49 percent in which males were 93.03% literate while female literacy stood at 88.11%. Total literates in urban region of Puducherry were 676,427.

Puducherry Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Puducherry state, around 31.67 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 194,907 and 200,293 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Puducherry state was 395,200. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 31.67%.

In rural regions of Puducherry state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 1028 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 953 girls per 1000 boys. In Puducherry, 44,514 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 11.26 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Puducherry, literacy rate for males and female stood at 87.44 % and 75.29 %. Average literacy rate in Puducherry for rural areas was 80.10 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 280,882.

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 31.67 % 68.33 %
Total Population 395,200 852,753
Male Population 194,907 417,604
Female Population 200,293 435,149
Population Growth 21.33 % 31.47 %
Sex Ratio 1028 1042
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 953 975
Child Population (0-6) 44,514 88,344
Child Percentage (0-6) 11.26 % 10.36 %
Literates 280,882 676,427
Average Literacy 80.10 % 88.49 %
Male Literacy 87.44 % 93.03 %
Female Literacy 75.29 % 88.11 %

Puducherry Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Ozhukarai (Municipality) 300,104 148,464 151,640
Puducherry (Municipality) 244,377 119,430 124,947

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Puducherry 657,209 323,489 333,720


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