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Kerala Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Kerala has population of 3.34 Crores, an increase from figure of 3.18 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Kerala as per lastest census data is 33,406,061 of which male and female are 16,027,412 and 17,378,649 respectively. In 2001, total population was 31,841,374 in which males were 15,468,614 while females were 16,372,760. The total population growth in this decade was 4.91 percent while in previous decade it was 9.42 percent. The population of Kerala forms 2.76 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 3.10 percent.

Kerala Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Kerala is 1084 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 1058 per 1000 males in Kerala.

Kerala Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Kerala has seen upward trend and is 94.00 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 96.11 percent while female literacy is at 92.07 percent.

Kerala 2022 - 2023 Population

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

Year Projected Population
2011 3.34 Crores 33,406,061
2021 3.48 Crores 34,840,000
2022 3.50 Crores 34,970,000
2023 3.51 Crores 35,090,000

Kerala Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Kerala with 54.73 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Kerala with approximately 26.56 % following it. In Kerala state, Christinity is followed by 18.38 %, Jainism by 0.01 %, Sikhism by 0.01 % and Buddhism by 0.01 %. Around 0.02 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.26 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Percentage
Hindu 54.73 %
Muslim 26.56 %
Christian 18.38 %

Kerala Population Data

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 3.34 Crores 3.18 Crore
Actual Population 33,406,061 31,841,374
Male 16,027,412 15,468,614
Female 17,378,649 16,372,760
Population Growth 4.91% 9.42%
Percantage of total Population 2.76% 3.10%
Sex Ratio 1084 1058
Child Sex Ratio 964 960
Density/km2 860 819
Area(Km 2) 38,852 38,863
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 3,472,955 3,793,146
Literacy 94.00 % 90.86 %
Male Literacy 96.11 % 94.24 %
Female Literacy 92.07 % 87.72 %

Kerala Urban Population

Out of total population of Kerala, 47.70% people live in urban regions. The urban population of Kerala increased by 92.76 percent during 2001-2011 period and is expected to rise further. Sex Ratio in urban regions of Kerala was 1091 females per 1000 males. Average Literacy rate in Kerala for Urban regions was 95.11 percent.

Kerala Rural Population

Of the total population of Kerala state, around 52.30 percent live in the villages of rural areas. The population growth rate in Kerala for rural populatation recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was -25.89%. In rural regions of Kerala state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 1078. Average literacy rate in Kerala for rural areas was 92.98 percent.

Kerala City List


Kerala Metropolitan Regions

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Kochi 2,119,724 1,044,243 1,075,481
Kozhikode 2,028,399 964,960 1,063,439
Thrissur 1,861,269 879,643 981,626
Malappuram 1,699,060 808,406 890,654
Thiruvananthapuram 1,679,754 813,065 866,689
Kannur 1,640,986 755,764 885,222
Kollam 1,110,668 530,167 580,501

Kerala State Information

Recently as per Kerala census data, 90.67% houses are owned while 7.31% were rented. In all, 68.45% couples in Kerala lived in single family. In 2011, 74.24% of Kerala population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 6.27% of Kerala 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 Kerala. 10.22% of family in Kerala owned car while 24.07% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Kerala, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Kerala population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Kerala.

While Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala state, largest remains Kochi as per census 2011. The languages spoken in the Kerala state includes Malayalam and English. In total Kerala (KL) state comprises 14 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Kerala state is KL.

What is the population of Kerala in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Kerala was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 3.51 Crores.

Literacy rate of Kerala has seen upward trend and is 94.00 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Kerala from government records and data.

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