Karnataka State Urban Part, with population of about 2 crore is India's the 6th most urban populous state. Total geographical area of Karnataka state urban part is 6008 km2 and it is the 9th biggest urban state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 3933 persons per km2. There are 30 districts in the state, among them Bangalore Urban is the most populous district with urban population of about 87.5 lakh and Kodagu Urban is the least populous district with urban population of about 81 thousand. Bangalore Urban is the biggest district in the state with an urban area of 805 km2 and Kodagu Urban is the smallest with 27 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 2 crore people, among them about 1 crore (51%) are male and about 1 crore (49%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Karnataka state urban part is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 54.1 lakh households in the state and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Karnataka state urban part is 3933 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Karnataka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23,625,962 19,827,537 2,979,229 819,196 2,643,388
Male 12,037,303 10,133,272 1,493,039 410,992 1,358,222
Female 11,588,659 9,694,265 1,486,190 408,204 1,285,166

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Muslims which contribute 21% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 957 in Muslims are 965 and in Christians are 1062.

Religion wise population 2011 - Karnataka

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 23,625,962 17,412,431 5,009,277 833,228 22,019 25,741 219,918 6,192 97,156
Male 12,037,303 8,895,584 2,548,720 404,167 12,202 14,699 111,946 3,148 46,837
Female 11,588,659 8,516,847 2,460,557 429,061 9,817 11,042 107,972 3,044 50,319

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 31.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 33% which is 2.9% higher than male population growth rate of 30.1%. General caste population has increased by 29.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 38.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 54.7% and child population has increased by 17.7% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Karnataka

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 31.5% 29.7% 38.8% 54.7% 17.7%
Male 30.1% 28.5% 36.4% 52.1% 17.2%
Female 33% 31% 41.2% 57.4% 18.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 963 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 957, in schedule caste is 995 and in schedule tribe is 993. There are 946 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Karnataka

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 19 34 33 6
2011 963 957 995 993 946
2001 942 938 961 960 940

Literacy

Total about 2 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 96.2 lakh are male and about 83.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of KARNATAKA is 86%. 90% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Karnataka

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 3.3% 7.3%
2011 85.8% 90% 81.4%
2001 80.6% 86.7% 74.1%

Workers profile

KARNATAKA has 40% (about 93.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 21% female population are working population. 53% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 4% 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 39.7% 35.3% 4.4% 60.3%
Male 57.8% 52.7% 5.1% 42.2%
Female 20.8% 17.2% 3.6% 79.2%