Chamarajanagar District, with population of about 10.2 lakh is Karnataka's the 3rd least populous district, located in the state Karnataka in India. Total geographical area of Chamarajanagar district is 5648 km2 and it is the 16th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 181 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Kollegal is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.6 lakh and Yelandur is the least populous sub district with population of about 82 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 10.2 lakh people, among them about 5.1 lakh (50%) are male and about 5.1 lakh (50%) are female. 63% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chamarajanagar district is 10%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 2.4 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 8.5 lakh) live in Chamarajanagar District rural part and 17% (about 1.7 lakh) population live in the Chamarajanagar District urban part. Rural population density of Chamarajanagar district is 152 and urban population density is 2666 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chamarajanagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,020,791 641,127 259,445 120,219 100,648
Male 512,231 321,968 130,894 59,369 51,529
Female 508,560 319,159 128,551 60,850 49,119

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Chamarajanagar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kollegal 357853 Martalli 14884 Chamarajanagar 69875
Chamarajanagar 357799 Sathegala 13074 Kollegal 57149
Gundlupet 223070 Mahadeshwarabetta 12645 Gundlupet 28105
Yelandur 82069 Bandalli 9154 Hanur 11066
Ajjipura 9145 Yelandur 8779
Cowdalli 8820
Huthur 8580
Madhuvanahalli 8500
Hoogya 7974
Kongarahalli 7869

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 5% 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 993 in Muslims are 976 and in Christians are 1018.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chamarajanagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,020,791 942,071 47,210 22,183 136 4,872 761 140 3,418
Male 512,231 472,644 23,894 10,990 79 2,489 397 70 1,668
Female 508,560 469,427 23,316 11,193 57 2,383 364 70 1,750

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 5.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 6.9% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of 4.5%. General caste population has increased by 3.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 9.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.3% and child population has decreased by -12.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chamarajanagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5.7% 3.1% 9.2% 13.3% -12.4%
Male 4.5% 2.1% 7.8% 11.6% -11.9%
Female 6.9% 4.2% 10.6% 15% -12.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 993 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 991, in schedule caste is 982 and in schedule tribe is 1025. There are 953 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 22 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chamarajanagar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 22 19 25 31 -11
2011 993 991 982 1025 953
2001 971 972 957 994 964

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gundlupet 1008 Kaggalipura 1800 Chamarajanagar 1009
Chamarajanagar 1004 Kengavadi 1583 Gundlupet 1005
Yelandur 993 Parvathanapura 1500 Kollegal 1002
Kollegal 973 Vijayapura Amani 1455 Yelandur 999
Bachanahalli 1400 Hanur 972
Managanahalli 1333
Padnakuduhosahalli 1333
Hanchithalapura 1322
Ramasamudra Rural 1250
Talale 1250

Literacy

Total about 5.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 3.1 lakh are male and about 2.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chamarajanagar is 61%. 68% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chamarajanagar

Total Male Female
Change 10.5% 8.9% 12.4%
2011 61.4% 67.9% 54.9%
2001 50.9% 59% 42.5%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kollegal 64 Ballahalli 100 Kollegal 82
Yelandur 62 Parvathanapura 100 Gundlupet 80
Gundlupet 60 Hagalabele 93 Yelandur 76
Chamarajanagar 60 Vodeyanapura Amani 92 Chamarajanagar 76
Hosahalli 91 Hanur 72
Lakshmipura 88
Karle 88
Vijayapura Amani 83
Siddayyanapura 81
Munachanahalli 81

Workers profile

Chamarajanagar has 47% (about 4.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 63% male and 31% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chamarajanagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.2% 37.4% 9.8% 52.8%
Male 63.3% 53.1% 10.2% 36.7%
Female 30.9% 21.5% 9.5% 69.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chamarajanagar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Punajur State Forest 255.6 Kollegal 27.6
Berambadi State Forest 243.3 Chamarajanagar 18.8
Biligiriranganabetta 92.2 Hanur 11
Sathegala 81.4 Gundlupet 7.9
Bandalli 70.1 Yelandur 0.4
Yadavanahalli 39.2
Ajjipura 34.7
Chikkilur 30.9
Bachahalli 30
Ikkadahalli 29.9