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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.

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.

Karnataka 2023 Population

What is the population of Karnataka in 2023 ? The last census of Karnataka was done in 2011 and next census of 2021 has been postponed or cancelled. But we do have projection of Karnataka 2023 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year Projected Population
2011 6.11 Crores 61,095,297
2021 7.00 Crores 69,960,000
2022 7.09 Crores 70,890,000
2023 7.17 Crores 71,710,000

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 Percentage
Hindu 84.00 %
Muslim 12.92 %
Christian 1.87 %
Jain 0.72 %

Karnataka Population Data

Description 2011 2001
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 Urban Population

Out of total population of Karnataka, 38.67% people live in urban regions. The urban population of Karnataka increased by 31.54 percent during 2001-2011 period and is expected to rise further. Sex Ratio in urban regions of Karnataka was 963 females per 1000 males. Average Literacy rate in Karnataka for Urban regions was 85.78 percent.

Karnataka Rural Population

Of the total population of Karnataka state, around 61.33 percent live in the villages of rural areas. The population growth rate in Karnataka for rural populatation recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 7.40%. In rural regions of Karnataka state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 979. Average literacy rate in Karnataka for rural areas was 68.73 percent.

Karnataka City List

Karnataka Metropolitan Regions

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

Karnataka State Information

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.

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.

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...