Puri Municipality, with population of about 2 lakh is Puri sub district's only municipality located in Puri sub district of Puri district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Puri municipality is 17 km2. Population density of the city is 11938 persons per km2. There are 32 wards in the city, among them Puri Ward No 31 is the most populous ward with population of about 12 thousand and Puri Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 3756.

Nearest railway station is Puri which is within the city. Puri is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Puri. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the city and is 59 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1625 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2 lakh people, among them about 1 lakh (52%) are male and about 96 thousand (48%) are female. 92% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Puri municipality is 9%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 41 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Puri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 200,564 183,915 15,627 1,022 18,471
Male 104,086 95,630 7,869 587 9,610
Female 96,478 88,285 7,758 435 8,861

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 928 in Christians are 991.

Religion wise population 2011 - Puri

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 200,564 196,236 1,508 2,144 39 46 16 1 574
Male 104,086 101,805 802 1,077 19 19 13 1 350
Female 96,478 94,431 706 1,067 20 27 3 0 224

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 27.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 27.7% which is 1.2% higher than male population growth rate of 26.5%. General caste population has increased by 25.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 48.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 203.3% and child population has increased by 8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Puri

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27.1% 25.2% 48.1% 203.3% 8%
Male 26.5% 24.7% 46.1% 175.6% 8.2%
Female 27.7% 25.6% 50.2% 250.8% 7.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 927 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 923, in schedule caste is 986 and in schedule tribe is 741. There are 922 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Puri

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 6 27 159 -4
2011 927 923 986 741 922
2001 919 917 959 582 926

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 86 thousand are male and about 74 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Puri is 88%. 91% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Puri

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.3% 7.0%
2011 88% 91.4% 84.4%
2001 82.9% 88.1% 77.4%

Workers profile

Puri has 36% (about 72 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 13% female population are working population. 54% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Puri

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.8% 33.3% 2.5% 64.2%
Male 56.5% 53.8% 2.7% 43.5%
Female 13.5% 11.2% 2.3% 86.5%