Lakshadweep Union Territory Rural Part, with population of about 14 thousand is India's the least rural populous union territory. Total geographical area of Lakshadweep union territory rural part is 8 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest rural union territory by area in the country. Population density of the union territory is 1757 persons per km2. There is only one district in this union territory which is Lakshadweep Rural and the population of Lakshadweep Rural is about 14 thousand.

Demographics

The union territory is home to about 14 thousand people, among them 7243 (51%) are male and 6898 (49%) are female. 5% of the whole population are from general caste and 95% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Lakshadweep union territory rural part is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 2710 households in the union territory and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Lakshadweep union territory rural part is 1757 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14,141 678 0 13,463 1,815
Male 7,243 491 0 6,752 950
Female 6,898 187 0 6,711 865

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the union territory followed by Hindus which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 997 in Hindus are 52.

Religion wise population 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 14,141 324 13,766 27 0 0 4 0 20
Male 7,243 308 6,893 27 0 0 2 0 13
Female 6,898 16 6,873 0 0 0 2 0 7

Growth of population

Population of the union territory has decreased by -58% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 34 thousand. Female population growth rate of the union territory is -58.2% which is -0.3% lower than male population growth rate of -57.9%. General caste population has decreased by -54%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -58.2% and child population has decreased by -67.1% in the union territory since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -58% -54% 0% -58.2% -67.1%
Male -57.9% -55.2% 0% -58% -65.6%
Female -58.2% -50.4% 0% -58.4% -68.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 952 females per 1000 male in the union territory. Sex ratio in general caste is 381, and in schedule tribe is 994. There are 911 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 88 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General SC ST Child
Change -7 37 0 -7 -88
2011 952 381 0 994 911
2001 959 344 0 1001 999

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the union territory are literate, among them 5949 are male and 5339 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of LAKSHADWEEP is 92%. 95% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the union territory has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total Male Female
Change 6.6% 3.0% 10.2%
2011 91.6% 94.5% 88.5%
2001 85% 91.5% 78.3%

Workers profile

LAKSHADWEEP has 33% (4653) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 13% female population are working population. 26% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 26% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Lakshadweep

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.9% 15.7% 17.2% 67.1%
Male 52.3% 25.9% 26.4% 47.7%
Female 12.6% 5% 7.5% 87.4%