Aizawl Notified Town, with population of about 2.9 lakh is Tlangnuam sub district's the most populous notified town located in Tlangnuam sub district of Aizawl district in the state Mizoram in India. Total geographical area of Aizawl notified town is 176 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 1667 persons per km2. There are 76 wards in the city, among them Aizawl Ward No 14 is the most populous ward with population of about 13 thousand and Aizawl Ward No 30 is the least populous ward with population of 497.

Nearest railway station is Bairabi which is 117 km far from here. Aizawl Police Station is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Aizawl. Aizawl is the state head quarter of the city. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 137.5 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 28.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 14.55°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.9 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (49%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (51%) are female. 8% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 92% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Aizawl notified town is 12%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 61 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Aizawl

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 293,416 23,411 555 269,450 36,012
Male 144,913 14,516 337 130,060 18,159
Female 148,503 8,895 218 139,390 17,853

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Hindus which contribute 4% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 1064 in Hindus are 635 and in Muslims are 299.

Religion wise population 2011 - Aizawl

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 293,416 12,155 4,464 274,727 90 1,334 55 274 317
Male 144,913 7,432 3,437 133,073 64 593 30 127 157
Female 148,503 4,723 1,027 141,654 26 741 25 147 160

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 28.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 32.2% which is 7.3% higher than male population growth rate of 24.9%. General caste population has increased by 28.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 302.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 28.4% and child population has increased by 15.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Aizawl

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.5% 28.4% 302.2% 28.4% 15.9%
Male 24.9% 15.2% 240.4% 25.9% 15.5%
Female 32.2% 58% 459% 30.7% 16.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1025 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 613, in schedule caste is 647 and in schedule tribe is 1072. There are 983 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 57 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 - Aizawl

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 166 253 40 6
2011 1025 613 647 1072 983
2001 968 447 394 1032 977

Literacy

Total about 2.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Aizawl is 98%. 99% of male and 98% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Aizawl

Total Male Female
Change 1.0% 1.2% 0.8%
2011 98.4% 98.5% 98.2%
2001 97.4% 97.3% 97.4%

Workers profile

Aizawl has 41% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 31% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Aizawl

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 40.8% 34.8% 6% 59.2%
Male 50.4% 44.5% 5.9% 49.6%
Female 31.4% 25.3% 6% 68.6%