Lakshadweep Union Territory Urban Part, with population of about 50 thousand is India's the least urban populous union territory. Total geographical area of Lakshadweep union territory urban part is 22 km2 and it is the smallest urban union territory by area in the country. Population density of the union territory is 2293 persons per km2. There is only one district in this union territory which is Lakshadweep Urban and the population of Lakshadweep Urban is about 50 thousand.

Demographics

The union territory is home to about 50 thousand people, among them about 26 thousand (51%) are male and about 24 thousand (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 urban part is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 8864 households in the union territory and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Lakshadweep union territory urban part is 2293 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 50,332 2,675 0 47,657 5,440
Male 25,880 2,117 0 23,763 2,847
Female 24,452 558 0 23,894 2,593

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the union territory followed by Hindus which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 998 in Hindus are 131.

Religion wise population 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 50,332 1,464 48,502 290 8 10 7 7 44
Male 25,880 1,295 24,273 259 6 9 4 6 28
Female 24,452 169 24,229 31 2 1 3 1 16

Growth of population

Population of the union territory has increased by 86.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 27 thousand. Female population growth rate of the union territory is 87.7% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 85.7%. General caste population has increased by 44.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 89.8% and child population has increased by 52.6% in the union territory since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 86.6% 44.2% 0% 89.8% 52.6%
Male 85.7% 48.8% 0% 89.8% 51.7%
Female 87.7% 29.2% 0% 89.7% 53.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 945 females per 1000 male in the union territory. Sex ratio in general caste is 264, and in schedule tribe is 1006. 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 increased by 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 -40 0 0 11
2011 945 264 0 1006 911
2001 935 304 0 1006 900

Literacy

Total about 41 thousand people in the union territory are literate, among them about 22 thousand are male and about 19 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of LAKSHADWEEP is 92%. 96% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the union territory has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total Male Female
Change 3.3% 2.0% 4.7%
2011 91.9% 95.8% 87.8%
2001 88.6% 93.8% 83.1%

Workers profile

LAKSHADWEEP has 28% (about 14 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 11% female population are working population. 28% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Lakshadweep

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28% 17% 11% 72%
Male 44.6% 28% 16.5% 55.4%
Female 10.5% 5.4% 5.1% 89.5%