Chikmagalur District, with population of about 11.4 lakh is Karnataka's the 6th least populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Chikmagalur district is 7202 km2 and it is the 10th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 158 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Chikmagalur is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.1 lakh and Sringeri is the least populous sub district with population of about 37 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 11.4 lakh people, among them about 5.7 lakh (50%) are male and about 5.7 lakh (50%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chikmagalur district is 9%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.8 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 79% (about 9 lakh) live in Chikmagalur District rural part and 21% (about 2.4 lakh) population live in the Chikmagalur District urban part. Rural population density of Chikmagalur district is 127 and urban population density is 2167 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chikmagalur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,137,961 839,340 253,651 44,970 105,328
Male 566,622 419,616 125,016 21,990 53,493
Female 571,339 419,724 128,635 22,980 51,835

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Chikmagalur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Chikmagalur 305368 Ajjampura 11372 Chikmagalur 118401
Kadur 291668 Kalasa 11198 Tarikere 35942
Tarikere 225280 B.Kanabur 11137 Kadur 34151
Mudigere 128134 Yemmedoddi 6182 Birur 22723
Koppa 84882 Sakrepatna 6087 Mudigere 9677
Narasimharajapura 66090 Lingadahalli 5853 Narasimharajapura 7458
Sringeri 36539 Lakkavalli 5214 Koppa 4993
Samse 5064 Sringeri 3922
Devadana 4759 Kudremukh 2241
Shivane 4629

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1009 in Muslims are 998 and in Christians are 1020.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chikmagalur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,137,961 1,004,553 101,235 26,000 182 109 4,710 4 1,168
Male 566,622 499,925 50,672 12,871 91 67 2,430 2 564
Female 571,339 504,628 50,563 13,129 91 42 2,280 2 604

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -0.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 11.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 0.9% which is 2.3% higher than male population growth rate of -1.4%. General caste population has decreased by -3.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.6% and child population has decreased by -24% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chikmagalur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -0.3% -3.2% 8.8% 9.6% -24%
Male -1.4% -4.1% 7% 6.9% -24.4%
Female 0.9% -2.2% 10.6% 12.4% -23.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1008 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1000, in schedule caste is 1029 and in schedule tribe is 1045. There are 969 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chikmagalur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 19 33 51 10
2011 1008 1000 1029 1045 969
2001 984 981 996 994 959

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Narasimharajapura 1037 Somanahalli 2000 Koppa 1031
Koppa 1033 Hanumapura 1750 Mudigere 1022
Mudigere 1031 Kambenahalli 1500 Chikmagalur 1017
Sringeri 1027 Ramanahalli 1500 Birur 1016
Chikmagalur 1010 Asunde 1500 Tarikere 1005
Tarikere 996 Abrugodige Estate 1450 Kadur 1002
Kadur 991 Byduvalli Estate 1429 Narasimharajapura 996
Udana 1429 Sringeri 975
Baggavalli Kaval 1333 Kudremukh 944
Chokkapura 1333

Literacy

Total about 8.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.4 lakh are male and about 3.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chikmagalur is 79%. 85% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chikmagalur

Total Male Female
Change 7.0% 5.1% 9.2%
2011 79.2% 85.4% 73.2%
2001 72.2% 80.3% 64%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sringeri 86 Ramanahalli 100 Koppa 95
Narasimharajapura 83 Hudugerehalli 100 Sringeri 93
Koppa 83 Nagenahalli 100 Mudigere 92
Chikmagalur 82 Jakkerikaval 100 Narasimharajapura 91
Tarikere 77 Guddada Estate 100 Kudremukh 91
Mudigere 77 Asunde 100 Chikmagalur 90
Kadur 76 Marekallahalli 100 Kadur 84
Kambenahalli 100 Tarikere 84
Baggavalli Kaval 100 Birur 82
M.Mallenahalli 100

Workers profile

Chikmagalur has 50% (about 5.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 36% female population are working population. 58% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chikmagalur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.7% 42.2% 7.5% 50.3%
Male 63.2% 57.6% 5.6% 36.8%
Female 36.4% 26.9% 9.4% 63.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chikmagalur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Samse 153.4 Kudremukh 45.4
Yemmedoddi 66.6 Chikmagalur 32.7
Kalasa 63.7 Tarikere 15
Kesavinamane 47.4 Kadur 10.3
Churchugudde Kaval 43.3 Koppa 2
Sheerlu 41.8 Birur 1.9
Kamenahallikaval 40.5 Narasimharajapura 1.7
Byrapura 40.4 Mudigere 0.9
Kundur 39 Sringeri 0.5
Byrapura 38.5