Kodagu District, with population of about 5.5 lakh is Karnataka's the least populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Kodagu district is 4102 km2 and it is the 6th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 135 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Somvarpet is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.1 lakh and Madikeri is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.5 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 5.5 lakh people, among them about 2.7 lakh (50%) are male and about 2.8 lakh (50%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 10% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kodagu district is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.4 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 85% (about 4.7 lakh) live in Kodagu District rural part and 15% (about 81 thousand) population live in the Kodagu District urban part. Rural population density of Kodagu district is 116 and urban population density is 3045 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kodagu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 554,519 422,881 73,584 58,054 54,733
Male 274,608 210,339 35,759 28,510 27,676
Female 279,911 212,542 37,825 29,544 27,057

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Kodagu

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Somvarpet 206505 Kudumangalore 9346 Madikeri 33381
Virajpet 201431 Mullusoge 9189 Virajpet 17246
Madikeri 146583 Ulugulli 7829 Kushalnagar 15326
Nelliyahadikeri 7673 Gonikoppal 8306
Halligattu 6473 Somvarpet 6729
Channayan Kote 6459
Bidarur 5879
Kudige 5532
Choudlu 5309
Kutta 5291

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1025 in Muslims are 991 and in Christians are 1027.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kodagu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 554,519 448,986 87,274 17,130 139 126 250 220 394
Male 274,608 221,713 43,837 8,449 89 66 137 109 208
Female 279,911 227,273 43,437 8,681 50 60 113 111 186

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 1.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 2.3% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of -0.1%. General caste population has decreased by -2.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.9% and child population has decreased by -21.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kodagu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.1% -2.8% 9.1% 25.9% -21.3%
Male -0.1% -3.7% 7.1% 23.4% -21.4%
Female 2.3% -1.9% 11.1% 28.4% -21.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1019 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1010, in schedule caste is 1058 and in schedule tribe is 1036. There are 978 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kodagu

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 18 38 40 1
2011 1019 1010 1058 1036 978
2001 996 992 1020 996 977

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Somvarpet 1027 Malambi Forest 1500 Madikeri 1033
Virajpet 1019 Cheekanalli 1432 Somvarpet 1001
Madikeri 1009 Maggula 1419 Gonikoppal 980
Nidtha Forest I Bit 1391 Kushalnagar 980
Yedavanadu Forest I Bit 1308 Virajpet 977
Dundalli 1270
Agalli 1203
Bellumadu 1169
Nakalagodu 1167
Kalakandur 1162

Literacy

Total about 4.1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.2 lakh are male and about 2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kodagu is 83%. 87% of male and 78% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kodagu

Total Male Female
Change 4.6% 3.5% 5.8%
2011 82.6% 87.2% 78.1%
2001 78% 83.7% 72.3%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Madikeri 88 Kattepura Forest 100 Madikeri 93
Somvarpet 82 Malambi Forest 100 Virajpet 93
Virajpet 80 Chikka Mandur 97 Kushalnagar 90
Shanthalli 97 Somvarpet 89
Kothanalli 96 Gonikoppal 86
Maggula 96
Haraga 95
Abbimatta 94
Managali 94
Kalakeri Nidugane (Rural) 94

Workers profile

Kodagu has 50% (about 2.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 38% female population are working population. 59% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 34% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kodagu

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50.3% 46.7% 3.6% 49.7%
Male 62.7% 59.1% 3.5% 37.3%
Female 38.2% 34.4% 3.8% 61.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kodagu

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Hathugattu Forest I 111.4 Madikeri 15.9
Nalkeri Forest 104.2 Gonikoppal 3.3
Cherangala 101.3 Kushalnagar 3.3
Naladi 87.8 Virajpet 2.8
Yevakapadi 73 Somvarpet 1.3
Karike 69.6
Heggala 68.7
Theralu 65.8
Parakatageri 64.9
Arekeri Forest - Iii 64.8