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Karnataka Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Karnataka has population of 6.11 Crores, an increase from figure of 5.29 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Karnataka as per lastest census data is 61,095,297 of which male and female are 30,966,657 and 30,128,640 respectively. In 2001, total population was 52,850,562 in which males were 26,898,918 while females were 25,951,644. The total population growth in this decade was 15.60 percent while in previous decade it was 17.25 percent. The population of Karnataka forms 5.05 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 5.14 percent.

Recently as per Karnataka census data, 74.25% houses are owned while 23.02% were rented. In all, 70.06% couples in Karnataka lived in single family. In 2011, 61.11% of Karnataka population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 4.84% of Karnataka population had internet facility which is likely to improve in 2021 due to Reliance Jio and Airtel. This is likely to see increased ecommerce penetration of Flipkart/Amazon in Karnataka. 6.32% of family in Karnataka owned car while 25.60% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Karnataka, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Karnataka population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Karnataka.

Karnataka Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Karnataka is 973 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per latest census. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 965 per 1000 males in Karnataka.

Karnataka Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Karnataka has seen upward trend and is 75.36 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 82.47 percent while female literacy is at 68.08 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Karnataka stood at 66.64 percent of which male and female were 76.10 percent and 56.87 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Karnataka stands at 40,647,322 of which males were 22,508,471 and females were 18,138,851.

Karnataka 2022 - 2023 Population

What is the population of Karnataka in 2023 ? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Karnataka was done in 2011 and next census of 2021 has been postponed or cancelled. But we can do projection of future Karnataka 2023 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year Projected Population
2011 61,095,297 6.11 Crores
2021 69,960,000 7.00 Crores
2022 70,890,000 7.09 Crores
2023 71,710,000 7.17 Crores
2024 72,410,000 7.24 Crores
2025 73,020,000 7.30 Crores
2026 73,540,000 7.35 Crores
2027 74,000,000 7.40 Crores
2028 74,380,000 7.44 Crores
2029 74,720,000 7.47 Crores
2030 75,000,000 7.50 Crores
2031 75,240,000 7.52 Crores

Karnataka Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Karnataka with 84.00 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Karnataka with approximately 12.92 % following it. In Karnataka state, Christinity is followed by 1.87 %, Jainism by 0.72 %, Sikhism by 0.05 % and Buddhism by 0.05 %. Around 0.02 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.27 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 51,317,472 84.00 %
Muslim 7,893,065 12.92 %
Christian 1,142,647 1.87 %
Jain 440,280 0.72 %
Not available 166,087 0.27 %
Buddhist 95,710 0.16 %
Sikh 28,773 0.05 %
Other religion 11,263 0.02 %

Karnataka Population Data

Approximate Population 6.11 Crores 5.29 Crore
Actual Population 61,095,297 52,850,562
Male 30,966,657 26,898,918
Female 30,128,640 25,951,644
Population Growth 15.60% 17.25%
Percantage of total Population 5.05% 5.14%
Sex Ratio 973 965
Child Sex Ratio 948 946
Density/km2 319 276
Area(Km 2) 191,791 191,791
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 7,161,033 7,182,100
Literacy 75.36 % 66.64 %
Male Literacy 82.47 % 76.10 %
Female Literacy 68.08 % 56.87 %

Karnataka Population History

Formerly known as the State of Mysore, the state of Karnataka is located in the southern part of India and has the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala as neighbors. The capital of the state is the city of Bangalore which has evolved as one of the most vibrant cities in the country. Bangalore has grown into a hub for many major companies mainly IT companies. Many youngsters have flocked to Bangalore in recent times in search of employment. The state of Karnataka was formed in 1956 as the State of Mysore and was renamed as Karnataka in 1973.

The Population of Karnataka according to the 2011 census stands at about 61 million, making it the 9th most populated state in India. The state is spread over an area of about 190000 sq. km. making it the 8th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 300 and a lot below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 15% percent which is the 22nd highest growth rate in the country. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 75% which is a cause for concern and a statistic the authorities must take notice of and look to correct in the years to come. The sex ratio in Karnataka stands about 20 points higher than the national average. The statistics in the Karnataka Census 2011 reveal facts that can be taken into consideration by the government in a bid to further its development. The state is moving towards development at a rapid rate and has emerged as one of the prime economical contributors to the revenue of India as a whole.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Karnataka is Bangalore. The languages spoken in the Karnataka state includes Kannada. In total Karnataka (KA) state comprises 30 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Karnataka state is KA.

Karnataka Urban/Rural Population

Karnataka Urban Population

Out of total population of Karnataka, 38.67% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 23,625,962 of which 12,037,303 are males and while remaining 11,588,659 are females. The urban population in the last 10 aas has increased by 38.67 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Karnataka was 963 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 946 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Karnataka were 2,643,388. Of total population in urban region, 11.19 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Karnataka for Urban regions was 85.78 percent in which males were 90.04% literate while female literacy stood at 77.97%. Total literates in urban region of Karnataka were 17,998,146.

Karnataka Rural Population

Of the total population of Karnataka state, around 61.33 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 18,929,354 and 18,539,981 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Karnataka state was 37,469,335. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 61.33%.

In rural regions of Karnataka state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 979 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 950 girls per 1000 boys. In Karnataka, 4,517,645 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 12.06 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Karnataka, literacy rate for males and female stood at 77.61 % and 58.32 %. Average literacy rate in Karnataka for rural areas was 68.73 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 22,649,176.

Karnataka Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Bangalore Municipal Corporation 8,443,675 4,391,723 4,051,952
Hubli and Dharwad Municipal Corporation 943,788 474,518 469,270
Mysore Municipal Corporation 893,062 446,676 446,386
Gulbarga Municipal Corporation 533,587 271,660 261,927
Mangalore Municipal Corporation 488,968 242,512 246,456
Belgaum Municipal Corporation 488,157 245,545 242,612
Davanagere Municipal Corporation 434,971 219,776 215,195
Bellary Municipal Corporation 410,445 206,149 204,296
Bijapur Municipal Council 327,427 165,177 162,250
Shimoga Municipal Council 322,650 162,018 160,632

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Bangalore 8,520,435 4,433,855 4,086,580
Mysore 990,900 497,138 493,762
Mangalore 623,841 309,380 314,461
Belgaum 610,350 308,905 301,445
Gulbarga 543,147 276,552 266,595

What is the population of Karnataka in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Karnataka was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 7.17 Crores.

Literacy rate of Karnataka has seen upward trend and is 75.36 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Karnataka from government records and data.

As per details from latest census data, currently Karnataka is having higher sex ratio compared to national average. Sex Ratio of Karnataka in 2011-2021 is...