Tumkur District, with population of about 26.8 lakh is Karnataka's the 4th most populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Tumkur district is about 11 thousand km2 and it is the 3rd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 253 persons per km2. There are 10 sub districts in the district, among them Tumkur is the most populous sub district with population of about 5.9 lakh and Koratagere is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.7 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 26.8 lakh people, among them about 13.5 lakh (50%) are male and about 13.3 lakh (50%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Tumkur district is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 6.4 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 78% (about 20.8 lakh) live in Tumkur District rural part and 22% (about 6 lakh) population live in the Tumkur District urban part. Rural population density of Tumkur district is 199 and urban population density is 4675 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Tumkur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,678,980 1,962,520 506,901 209,559 265,742
Male 1,350,594 990,794 254,535 105,265 135,671
Female 1,328,386 971,726 252,366 104,294 130,071

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Tumkur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Tumkur 592397 Y.N.Hosakote 12593 Tumkur 302143
Sira 313758 Huliyurdurga 7989 Tiptur 59543
Madhugiri 267866 Kodigenahalli 7075 Sira 57554
Gubbi 262518 Holavanahalli 7034 Kunigal 34155
Pavagada 245194 Siddaganga Matha 6921 Madhugiri 29159
Kunigal 225783 Madalur 6518 Pavagada 28486
Tiptur 222749 Hebbur 6349 Chiknayakanhalli 23206
Chiknayakanhalli 212130 Nadur 6300 Gubbi 18446
Turuvekere 168994 Bukkapatna 6016 Koratagere 15265
Koratagere 167591 Honnavalli 5498 Huliyar 14304

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 984 in Muslims are 984.

Religion wise population 2011 - Tumkur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,678,980 2,413,812 245,923 9,130 477 187 5,067 161 4,223
Male 1,350,594 1,216,905 123,950 4,392 274 110 2,505 82 2,376
Female 1,328,386 1,196,907 121,973 4,738 203 77 2,562 79 1,847

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 3.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 4.5% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 2.8%. General caste population has increased by 2.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 6.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 8.1% and child population has decreased by -13.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Tumkur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3.6% 2.4% 6.9% 8.1% -13.8%
Male 2.8% 1.7% 5.5% 6.5% -14.2%
Female 4.5% 3% 8.4% 9.8% -13.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 984 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 981, in schedule caste is 991 and in schedule tribe is 991. There are 959 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 17 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 - Tumkur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 13 25 29 10
2011 984 981 991 991 959
2001 967 968 966 962 949

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Turuvekere 1013 Ramadevarabetta 5000 Chiknayakanhalli 1028
Chiknayakanhalli 1009 Madihalli 4500 Huliyar 1019
Kunigal 1002 Kattijogipalya 2167 Turuvekere 1011
Tiptur 1002 Mavinahalli Amanikere 2000 Koratagere 1009
Madhugiri 989 Agalakote 1786 Madhugiri 999
Gubbi 987 Jogihalli 1714 Gubbi 999
Koratagere 987 Kithanamangala Chaturbhaga 1714 Pavagada 992
Pavagada 982 Holakallu 1600 Tiptur 988
Sira 974 Hullenahalli Kaval 1600 Sira 981
Tumkur 954 Bagayathu 1500 Tumkur 976

Literacy

Total about 18.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 10.1 lakh are male and about 8.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Tumkur is 75%. 83% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Tumkur

Total Male Female
Change 8.1% 6.0% 10.5%
2011 75.1% 82.8% 67.4%
2001 67% 76.8% 56.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tumkur 83 Manemarinagudi Kaval 100 Adityapatna 91
Tiptur 82 Bagayathu 100 Gubbi 90
Turuvekere 77 Jogihalli 100 Tumkur 89
Chiknayakanhalli 77 Muganayakanakote Amanikere 100 Turuvekere 89
Gubbi 75 Thimmasandra 100 Tiptur 88
Koratagere 72 Chittappanahalli 100 Chiknayakanhalli 86
Sira 72 Bediswaste 100 Koratagere 85
Madhugiri 70 Kibbanahalli Amanikere 100 Kunigal 85
Kunigal 69 Thyagatur Amanikere 100 Madhugiri 85
Pavagada 67 Pemmaladevarahalli 100 Huliyar 85

Workers profile

Tumkur has 51% (about 13.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 39% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 26% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Tumkur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.6% 40.3% 10.3% 49.4%
Male 62% 54.7% 7.4% 38%
Female 38.9% 25.6% 13.3% 61.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Tumkur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kamanadurga 42 Tumkur 64.3
Devarayanadurga State Forest 41.2 Sira 13
Dasudi 36.6 Tiptur 10.3
Badavanahalli Amrutmahal Kaval 34.5 Madhugiri 8
Bevinahalli 34.1 Pavagada 6.6
Mudigere Kaval 29.5 Kunigal 5.7
Palavalli 29.1 Chiknayakanhalli 5
Ryapte (Ryaade) 27.6 Huliyar 4.8
Rayacharlu 26.8 Gubbi 4.4
Hemdore 26.6 Turuvekere 3.8