Mahe District, with population of about 42 thousand is Puducherry's the least populous district, located in the state Puducherry in India. Total geographical area of Mahe district is 9 km2 and it is the smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 4646 persons per km2. There is only one sub district in this district which is Mahe Taluk and the population of Mahe Taluk is about 42 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Mahe Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 42 thousand people, among them about 19 thousand (46%) are male and about 23 thousand (54%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mahe district is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 7420 households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

100% population of Mahe district live in the Mahe District urban part. Urban population density is 4646 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mahe

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 41,816 41,672 144 0 4,553
Male 19,143 19,066 77 0 2,302
Female 22,673 22,606 67 0 2,251

Most populated Sub Districts and Cities in Mahe

Sub Districts Cities
Name Population Name Population
Mahe Taluk 41816 Mahe 41816

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 67% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 31% 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 1204 in Muslims are 1148 and in Christians are 1138.

Religion wise population 2011 - Mahe

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 41,816 27,940 12,856 958 3 21 14 3 21
Male 19,143 12,679 5,986 448 2 8 7 2 11
Female 22,673 15,261 6,870 510 1 13 7 1 10

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 13.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 37 thousand. Female population growth rate of the district is 15.2% which is 3.6% higher than male population growth rate of 11.6%. General caste population has increased by 13.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19% and child population has increased by 6.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mahe

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.5% 13.5% 19% 0% 6.5%
Male 11.6% 11.6% 11.6% 0% 3.4%
Female 15.2% 15.2% 28.8% 0% 9.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1184 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1186, in schedule caste is 870. 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 37 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 58 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mahe

Total General SC ST Child
Change 37 37 116 0 58
2011 1184 1186 870 0 978
2001 1147 1149 754 0 920

Sub Districts and Cities with highest sex ratio in Mahe

Sub Districts Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mahe Taluk 1184 Mahe 1184

Literacy

Total about 36 thousand people in the district are literate, among them about 17 thousand are male and about 20 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mahe is 98%. 99% of male and 97% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mahe

Total Male Female
Change 2.2% 1.0% 3.2%
2011 97.9% 98.6% 97.2%
2001 95.7% 97.6% 94%

Sub Districts and Cities with highest literacy rate in Mahe

Sub Districts Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mahe Taluk 98 Mahe 98

Workers profile

Mahe has 28% (about 12 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 12% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mahe

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28.2% 24.9% 3.3% 71.8%
Male 47.5% 43.3% 4.2% 52.5%
Female 11.9% 9.3% 2.6% 88.1%

Biggest Cities in Mahe

Cities
Name Area (Km2)
Mahe 9