Karnataka State Rural Part, with population of about 4 crore is India's the 7th most rural populous state. Total geographical area of Karnataka state rural part is about 1.9 lakh km2 and it is the 8th biggest rural state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 202 persons per km2. There are 30 districts in the state, among them Belgaum Rural is the most populous district with rural population of about 35.7 lakh and Kodagu Rural is the least populous district with rural population of about 4.7 lakh. Belgaum Rural is the biggest district in the state with an rural area of about 13 thousand km2 and Bangalore Rural is the smallest with 1391 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 4 crore people, among them about 2 crore (51%) are male and about 2 crore (49%) are female. 71% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Karnataka state rural part is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 79.5 lakh households in the state and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Karnataka state rural part is 202 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Karnataka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 37,469,335 26,543,781 7,495,763 3,429,791 4,517,645
Male 18,929,354 13,434,086 3,771,506 1,723,762 2,317,069
Female 18,539,981 13,109,695 3,724,257 1,706,029 2,200,576

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 980 in Muslims are 976 and in Christians are 1019.

Religion wise population 2011 - Karnataka

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 37,469,335 33,905,041 2,883,788 309,419 6,754 69,969 220,362 5,071 68,931
Male 18,929,354 17,122,399 1,459,151 153,269 3,753 40,316 113,598 2,556 34,312
Female 18,539,981 16,782,642 1,424,637 156,150 3,001 29,653 106,764 2,515 34,619

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 7.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 7.5% which is 0.2% higher than male population growth rate of 7.3%. General caste population has increased by 3.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.9% and child population has decreased by -8.5% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Karnataka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.4% 3.9% 16.8% 16.9% -8.5%
Male 7.3% 4% 16.2% 16% -8.5%
Female 7.5% 3.9% 17.4% 17.8% -8.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 979 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 976, in schedule caste is 987 and in schedule tribe is 990. There are 950 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the state. Overall sex ratio in the state has increased by 2 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 - Karnataka

Total General SC ST Child
Change 2 -1 10 15 1
2011 979 976 987 990 950
2001 977 977 977 975 949

Literacy

Total about 2 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 1 crore are male and about 97.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of KARNATAKA is 69%. 78% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Karnataka

Total Male Female
Change 9.4% 7.2% 11.7%
2011 68.7% 77.6% 59.7%
2001 59.3% 70.4% 48%

Workers profile

KARNATAKA has 49% (about 2 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 39% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Karnataka

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 49.4% 40.2% 9.2% 50.6%
Male 59.8% 52.8% 6.9% 40.2%
Female 38.8% 27.3% 11.5% 61.2%