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Sikkim Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

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 lastest census data 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. 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 Sex Ratio 2023

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

Sikkim Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Sikkim has seen upward trend and is 81.42 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 86.55 percent while female literacy is at 75.61 percent.

Sikkim 2023 Population

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

Year Projected Population
2011 6.11 Lakhs 610,577
2021 6.78 Lakhs 677,800
2022 6.84 Lakhs 684,200
2023 6.90 Lakhs 689,700

Sikkim Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Sikkim with 57.76 % followers. Buddhism is second most popular religion in Sikkim state with 27.39 % following it. In Sikkim state, Islam is followed by 1.62 %, Christianity by 9.91 %, Jainism by 0.05 % and Sikhism by 0.31 %. Around 2.67 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.30 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Percentage
Hindu 57.76 %
Buddhist 27.39 %
Christian 9.91 %
Other religion 2.67 %
Muslim 1.62 %

Sikkim Population Data

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 957 963
Density/km2 86 76
Area(Km 2) 7,096 7,096
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 64,111 78,195
Literacy 81.42 % 68.81 %
Male Literacy 86.55 % 76.04 %
Female Literacy 75.61 % 60.40 %

Sikkim Urban Population

Out of total population of Sikkim, 25.15% people live in urban regions. The urban population of Sikkim increased by 156.52 percent during 2001-2011 period and is expected to rise further. Sex Ratio in urban regions of Sikkim was 913 females per 1000 males. Average Literacy rate in Sikkim for Urban regions was 88.71 percent.

Sikkim Rural Population

Of the total population of Sikkim state, around 74.85 percent live in the villages of rural areas. The population growth rate in Sikkim for rural populatation recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was -4.99%. In rural regions of Sikkim state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 882. Average literacy rate in Sikkim for rural areas was 78.95 percent.

Sikkim City List

Sikkim State Information

Recently as per Sikkim census data, 64.48% houses are owned while 30.55% were rented. In all, 71.38% couples in Sikkim lived in single family. In 2011, 67.48% of Sikkim population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 3.34% of Sikkim 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 Sikkim. 8.27% of family in Sikkim owned car while 2.83% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Sikkim, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Sikkim population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Sikkim.

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.

What is the population of Sikkim in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Sikkim was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 6.90 Lakhs.

Literacy rate of Sikkim has seen upward trend and is 81.42 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Sikkim from government records and data.

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