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Manipur Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Manipur has population of 28.56 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 22.94 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Manipur as per lastest census data is 2,855,794 of which male and female are 1,438,586 and 1,417,208 respectively. In 2001, total population was 2,293,896 in which males were 1,161,952 while females were 1,131,944. The total population growth in this decade was 24.50 percent while in previous decade it was 30.02 percent. The population of Manipur forms 0.24 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.22 percent.

Recently as per Manipur census data, 93.73% houses are owned while 4.76% were rented. In all, 77.78% couples in Manipur lived in single family. In 2011, 28.64% of Manipur population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 2.03% of Manipur 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 Manipur. 5.73% of family in Manipur owned car while 18.23% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Manipur, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Manipur population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Manipur.

Manipur Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Manipur is 985 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 974 per 1000 males in Manipur.

Manipur Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Manipur has seen upward trend and is 76.94 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 83.58 percent while female literacy is at 70.26 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Manipur stood at 66.61 percent of which male and female were 75.71 percent and 57.29 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Manipur stands at 1,908,476 of which males were 1,039,858 and females were 868,618.

Manipur 2022 - 2023 Population

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

Year Projected Population
2011 2,855,794 28.56 Lakhs
2021 3,500,000 35.08 Lakhs
2022 3,580,000 35.83 Lakhs
2023 3,640,000 36.49 Lakhs
2024 3,700,000 37.06 Lakhs
2025 3,750,000 37.56 Lakhs
2026 3,790,000 37.99 Lakhs
2027 3,830,000 38.36 Lakhs
2028 3,860,000 38.68 Lakhs
2029 3,890,000 38.96 Lakhs
2030 3,910,000 39.20 Lakhs
2031 3,940,000 39.40 Lakhs

Manipur Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Manipur with 41.39 % followers. Christianity is second most popular religion in Manipur state with 41.29 % following it. In Manipur state, Islam is followed by 8.40 %, Jainism by 0.06 %, Sikhism by 0.05 % and Buddhism by 0.05 %. Around 8.19 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.38 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 1,181,876 41.39 %
Christian 1,179,043 41.29 %
Muslim 239,836 8.40 %
Other religion 233,767 8.19 %
Not available 10,969 0.38 %
Buddhist 7,084 0.25 %
Jain 1,692 0.06 %
Sikh 1,527 0.05 %

Manipur Population Data

Approximate Population 28.56 Lakhs 22.94 Lakh
Actual Population 2,855,794 2,293,896
Male 1,438,586 1,161,952
Female 1,417,208 1,131,944
Population Growth 24.50% 30.02%
Percantage of total Population 0.24% 0.22%
Sex Ratio 985 974
Child Sex Ratio 930 957
Density/km2 128 103
Area(Km 2) 22,327 22,327
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 375,357 326,366
Literacy 76.94 % 66.61 %
Male Literacy 83.58 % 75.71 %
Female Literacy 70.26 % 57.29 %

Manipur Population History

The Meitei-lon speaking state of Manipur resides on the far north-eastern edge of the map of India. The landscapes filled with brilliant greenery complemented with the crystal-like water, kayaks in the lakes, and waterfalls in hills, seem to be a common sight in Manipur. The gifted land of Manipur also has a growing population of over 25 lakhs, residing in a vast area of about 20000 kilometer square. The population density of the state is very low, which makes it one of the least population density areas, in the north east corner of India. Here, the population growth rate is less than 20%. The state also ranks first within the north eastern Indian states, when it comes to the sex ratio. It has a good gender proportion of above 900 females in 1000 males, according to the Manipur census 2011.

Literacy has greatly increased in this state as compared to the previous census, with around 10% increment rate. It's noteworthy, that literacy in females has increased more than that in males. The ratio of urban to rural population is approximately 3:7 in Manipur, which is better in terms of urbanization as compared to the rest of north-eastern regions. Imphal is the largest city in the state, which is also its capital. The official language spoken here is Meiteilon. The culture of Manipur is enriched with so many facets, that it is difficult to discuss all of them at once. But when it comes to Manipur, it will be criminal not to mention the 'Manipuri Raslila', which is the native traditional dance form. The dance is a treat to eyes both with the moves and the costumes. Mukna is a popular sport, which is a kind of wrestling. Other than these, many state- wide recreational activities like boat races and festivals ensue.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Manipur is Imphal. The languages spoken in the Manipur state includes Manipuri. In total Manipur (MN) state comprises 9 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Manipur state is MN.

Manipur Urban/Rural Population

Manipur Urban Population

Out of total population of Manipur, 29.21% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 834,154 of which 411,702 are males and while remaining 422,452 are females. The urban population in the last 10 aas has increased by 29.21 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Manipur was 1026 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 949 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Manipur were 101,411. Of total population in urban region, 12.16 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Manipur for Urban regions was 85.38 percent in which males were 91.68% literate while female literacy stood at 79.31%. Total literates in urban region of Manipur were 625,617.

Manipur Rural Population

Of the total population of Manipur state, around 70.79 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 1,026,884 and 994,756 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Manipur state was 2,021,640. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 70.79%.

In rural regions of Manipur state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 969 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 923 girls per 1000 boys. In Manipur, 273,946 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 13.55 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Manipur, literacy rate for males and female stood at 80.29 % and 66.34 %. Average literacy rate in Manipur for rural areas was 73.40 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 1,282,859.

Manipur Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Imphal Municipal Council 268,243 130,735 137,508

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
There is no Metropolitan Region having population above 1 Lakh

What is the population of Manipur in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Manipur was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 36.49 Lakhs.

Literacy rate of Manipur has seen upward trend and is 76.94 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Manipur from government records and data.

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