Aizawl District, with population of about 4 lakh is Mizoram's the most populous district, located in the state Mizoram in India. Total geographical area of Aizawl district is 3576 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 112 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Tlangnuam is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.1 lakh and Phullen is the least populous sub district with population of about 13 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 4 lakh people, among them about 2 lakh (50%) are male and about 2 lakh (50%) are female. 7% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 93% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Aizawl district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 83 thousand households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 79% (about 3.1 lakh) live in Aizawl District urban part and 21% (about 86 thousand) population live in the Aizawl District rural part. Rural population density of Aizawl district is 25 and urban population density is 1788 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Aizawl

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 400,309 26,140 627 373,542 52,357
Male 199,270 16,365 388 182,517 26,450
Female 201,039 9,775 239 191,025 25,907

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Aizawl

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Tlangnuam 311731 Sihphir 6528 Aizawl 293416
Thingsulthliah 32099 Thingsulthliah 3402 Saitual 11619
Darlawn 26048 Sesawng 2722 Sairang 5950
Aibawk 17128 Tlungvel 2529 Darlawn 3769
Phullen 13303 Lower Sakawrdai 2505
Seling 2289
Ratu 2176
Phuaibuang 2134
Khawruhlian 2111
Phullen 1911

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 3% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1040 in Hindus are 612 and in Muslims are 348.

Religion wise population 2011 - Aizawl

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 400,309 13,249 5,264 379,134 105 1,570 76 505 406
Male 199,270 8,218 3,905 185,871 76 707 40 242 211
Female 201,039 5,031 1,359 193,263 29 863 36 263 195

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 22.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 26.6% which is 7.2% higher than male population growth rate of 19.4%. General caste population has increased by 19.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 244.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 23% and child population has increased by 13.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Aizawl

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.9% 19.6% 244.5% 23% 13.3%
Male 19.4% 4.6% 171.3% 20.8% 12.9%
Female 26.6% 57.3% 512.8% 25.2% 13.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1009 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 597, in schedule caste is 616 and in schedule tribe is 1047. There are 979 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 57 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Aizawl

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 200 343 37 6
2011 1009 597 616 1047 979
2001 952 397 273 1010 973

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Aizawl

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Tlangnuam 1021 Darlawng 1086 Darlawn 1029
Thingsulthliah 994 Edenthar 1083 Saitual 1029
Phullen 966 N.E.Tlangnuam 1069 Aizawl 1025
Aibawk 956 Bung IB 1056 Sairang 989
Darlawn 947 Pehlawn 1051
Falkawn 1047
Thingsulthliah 1046
Tlungvel 1043
Aibawk 1035
Upper Sakawrdai 1028

Literacy

Total about 3.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.7 lakh are male and about 1.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Aizawl is 98%. 98% of male and 98% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Aizawl

Total Male Female
Change 1.4% 1.4% 1.4%
2011 97.9% 98.1% 97.7%
2001 96.5% 96.7% 96.3%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Aizawl

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tlangnuam 98 Khawhminglokawn 100 Aizawl 98
Aibawk 98 N.Lungsai 100 Sairang 98
Thingsulthliah 97 Tawizo 100 Saitual 97
Phullen 96 Phulpui 100 Darlawn 95
Darlawn 95 Daido 100
Hmuifang 100
Kelsih 100
Mualmam 99
Tachhip 99
Maite 99

Workers profile

Aizawl has 44% (about 1.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 35% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 28% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Aizawl

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.6% 37.8% 5.8% 56.4%
Male 52.5% 47.4% 5.1% 47.5%
Female 34.8% 28.3% 6.5% 65.2%

Biggest Cities in Aizawl

Cities
Name Area (Km2)
Aizawl 176
Sairang 22
Darlawn 16
Saitual 9