Sikkim Population Census data 2011


The state of Sikkim enveloped by the Himalayas, is a home to one of the world's highest peaks, Kanchenjunga, and as with most of the Himalayan region, Sikkim is rich in life variety and natural beauty, making it a sought after tourist destination. Sikkim draws its culture from its fellow neighbors which are Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet, and so many dialects are spoken here. The cuisine, music and other recreational activities like festivals are also influenced by Sikkim's border-mates. The Sikkim census of 2011 says population of Sikkim is the least in all of India. This thinly populated state has a population of mere 6 lacs, and has grown by approximately one lac since the last census.

The state of Sikkim is also the second smallest state in India, and thus, the population density here isn't as low as you'd expect it to be. The density is less than 100 in Sikkim, and has undergone significant increment. The population growth rate is another factor indicating the population status. In Sikkim, the growth rate of population has considerably reduced to just above 10%. Percentage of literates however, has increased by about 20%, which is a huge leap toward progress. Increase in female literacy also tells an optimistic story.

The gender ratio in Sikkim is quite alarming, and has not shown significant increase in last 10 years. It shows only around 800 females for every 1000 males. As with most north eastern states in India, the land has not been developed largely. Hence, only over 20% of the population of Sikkim lives in cities. The capital city Gangtok is also the largest one in Sikkim. Population growth in urban and rural areas shows too contrasts a picture. While, city population is growing at an alarming rate of above 150%, the rural population isn't growing at all, but is decreasing.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Sikkim is Gangtok. The languages spoken in the Sikkim state includes Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Kulung, Gurung, Manggar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar. In total Sikkim (SK) state comprises 4 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Sikkim state is SK.

Sikkim Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Sikkim has population of 6.11 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 5.41 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Sikkim as per 2011 census is 610,577 of which male and female are 323,070 and 287,507 respectively. In 2001, total population was 540,851 in which males were 288,484 while females were 252,367.

Sikkim Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 12.89 percent while in previous decade it was 32.98 percent. The population of Sikkim forms 0.05 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.05 percent.

Sikkim Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Sikkim has seen upward trend and is 81.42 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 86.55 percent while female literacy is at 66.39 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Sikkim stood at 68.81 percent of which male and female were 77.38 percent and 59.63 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Sikkim stands at 444,952 of which males were 251,269 and females were 193,683.

Sikkim Density 2011

Total area of Sikkim is 7,096 sq. km. Density of Sikkim is 86 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Sikkim was 76 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Sikkim Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Sikkim is 890 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 875 per 1000 males in Sikkim.

Sikkim Religious Data

Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Sikkim state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Sikkim. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Sikkim state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Sikkim Population Census 2011.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 6.11 Lakhs 5.41 Lakh
Actual Population 610,577 540,851
Male 323,070 288,484
Female 287,507 252,367
Population Growth 12.89% 32.98%
Percantage of total Population 0.05% 0.05%
Sex Ratio 890 875
Child Sex Ratio 957 938
Density/km2 86 76
Density/mi2 223 197
Area km2 7,096 7,096
Area mi2 2,740 2,740
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 64,111 78,195
Male Population (0-6 Age) 32,761 39,842
Female Population (0-6 Age) 31,350 38,353
Literacy 81.42 % 68.81 %
Male Literacy 86.55 % 77.38 %
Female Literacy 66.39 % 59.63 %
Total Literate 444,952 318,335
Male Literate 251,269 189,060
Female Literate 193,683 129,275

Sikkim Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Sikkim, 25.15% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 153,578 of which 80,273 are males and while remaining 73,305 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 25.15 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Sikkim was 913 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 934 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Sikkim were 14,893. Of total population in urban region, 9.70 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Sikkim for Urban regions was 88.71 percent in which males were 92.35% literate while female literacy stood at 76.63%. Total literates in urban region of Sikkim were 123,022.

Sikkim Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Sikkim state, around 74.85 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 242,797 and 214,202 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Sikkim state was 456,999. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 74.85%.

In rural regions of Sikkim state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 882 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 964 girls per 1000 boys. In Sikkim, 49,218 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 10.77 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Sikkim, literacy rate for males and female stood at 84.62 % and 62.97 %. Average literacy rate in Sikkim for rural areas was 78.95 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 321,930.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 74.85 % 25.15 %
Total Population 456,999 153,578
Male Population 242,797 80,273
Female Population 214,202 73,305
Population Growth -4.99 % 156.52 %
Sex Ratio 882 913
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 964 934
Child Population (0-6) 49,218 14,893
Child Percentage (0-6) 10.77 % 9.70 %
Literates 321,930 123,022
Average Literacy 78.95 % 88.71 %
Male Literacy 84.62 % 92.35 %
Female Literacy 62.97 % 76.63 %

Sikkim Census 2011 Conclusion

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

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

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

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

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Largest District (km²)
1 North Sikkim 4226
2 West Sikkim 1166
3 East Sikkim 954
4 South Sikkim 750
Percentage of Child
1 West Sikkim 11.51 %
2 South Sikkim 10.72 %
3 North Sikkim 10.70 %
4 East Sikkim 9.87 %
High Density
1 East Sikkim 297
2 South Sikkim 196
3 West Sikkim 117
4 North Sikkim 10
Top Population Growth
1 East Sikkim 15.73 %
2 South Sikkim 11.65 %
3 West Sikkim 10.69 %
4 North Sikkim 6.53 %
High Literacy
1 East Sikkim 83.85 %
2 South Sikkim 81.42 %
3 North Sikkim 78.01 %
4 West Sikkim 77.39 %
High Sex Ratio
1 West Sikkim 942
2 South Sikkim 915
3 East Sikkim 873
4 North Sikkim 767