Daman & Diu Union Territory, with population of about 2.4 lakh is India's the 2nd least populous union territory. Total geographical area of Daman & Diu union territory is 111 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest union territory by area in the country. Population density of the union territory is 2191 persons per km2. There are 2 districts in the union territory, among them Daman is the most populous district with population of about 1.9 lakh and Diu is the least populous district with population of about 52 thousand. Daman is the biggest district in the union territory with an area of 72 km2 and Diu is the smallest with 39 km2.

Demographics

The union territory is home to about 2.4 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (62%) are male and about 93 thousand (38%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 3% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Daman & Diu union territory is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 61 thousand households in the union territory and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 75% (about 1.8 lakh) live in Daman & Diu urban part and 25% (about 60 thousand) population live in the Daman & Diu rural part. Rural population density of Daman & Diu union territory is 1071 and urban population density is 3348 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Daman & Diu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 243,247 221,760 6,124 15,363 26,934
Male 150,301 139,379 3,151 7,771 14,144
Female 92,946 82,381 2,973 7,592 12,790

Most populated Districts, Sub Districts and Cities in Daman & Diu

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Daman 191173 Daman 191173 Dadhel 52578
Diu 52074 Diu 52074 Daman (M CI) 44282
Diu (M CI) 23991
Kachigam 18434
Kadaiya 12717
Dunetha 12470
Bhimpore 10936
Marwad 7443

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the union territory followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 607 in Muslims are 699.

Religion wise population 2011 - Daman & Diu

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 243,247 220,150 19,277 2,820 172 217 287 79 245
Male 150,301 136,968 11,347 1,425 95 121 147 42 156
Female 92,946 83,182 7,930 1,395 77 96 140 37 89

Growth of population

Population of the union territory has increased by 53.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the union territory is 41.5% which is -21% lower than male population growth rate of 62.5%. General caste population has increased by 59.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.8% and child population has increased by 30.9% in the union territory since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Daman & Diu

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 53.8% 59.1% 26.6% 9.8% 30.9%
Male 62.5% 68.3% 26.1% 8.1% 32.4%
Female 41.5% 45.7% 27.1% 11.5% 29.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 618 females per 1000 male in the union territory. Sex ratio in general caste is 591, in schedule caste is 944 and in schedule tribe is 977. There are 904 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the union territory. Overall sex ratio in the union territory has decreased by 92 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Daman & Diu

Total General SC ST Child
Change -92 -92 7 30 -22
2011 618 591 944 977 904
2001 710 683 937 947 926

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest sex ratio in Daman & Diu

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Diu 1031 Diu 1031 Diu (M CI) 1066
Daman 534 Daman 534 Daman (M CI) 921
Dunetha 648
Marwad 575
Kachigam 356
Kadaiya 341
Dadhel 329
Bhimpore 318

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the union territory are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 64 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of DAMAN & DIU is 87%. 92% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the union territory has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Daman & Diu

Total Male Female
Change 8.9% 4.7% 13.9%
2011 87.1% 91.5% 79.5%
2001 78.2% 86.8% 65.6%

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest literacy rate in Daman & Diu

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Daman 88 Daman 88 Diu (M CI) 92
Diu 83 Diu 83 Daman (M CI) 91
Kadaiya 89
Marwad 89
Dunetha 89
Dadhel 87
Kachigam 87
Bhimpore 85

Workers profile

DAMAN & DIU has 50% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 71% male and 15% female population are working population. 70% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Daman & Diu

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.9% 47.9% 2% 50.1%
Male 71.5% 69.6% 1.9% 28.5%
Female 14.9% 12.7% 2.2% 85.1%

Biggest Districts and Cities in Daman & Diu

Districts Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Daman 72 Diu (M CI) 11.7
Diu 39 Dunetha 7.5
Daman (M CI) 6.7
Kachigam 6.4
Dadhel 6.1
Bhimpore 4.3
Marwad 3
Kadaiya 2.9