Sikkim State Urban Part, with population of about 1.5 lakh is India's the least urban populous state. Total geographical area of Sikkim state urban part is 38 km2 and it is the 2nd smallest urban state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 4015 persons per km2. There are 4 districts in the state, among them East District Urban is the most populous district with urban population of about 1.2 lakh and North District Urban is the least populous district with urban population of 4644. East District Urban is the biggest district in the state with an urban area of 25 km2 and North District Urban is the smallest with 2 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 1.5 lakh people, among them about 80 thousand (52%) are male and about 73 thousand (48%) are female. 69% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 26% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sikkim state urban part is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 36 thousand households in the state and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Sikkim state urban part is 4015 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sikkim

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 153,578 106,424 7,940 39,214 14,893
Male 80,273 57,113 3,958 19,202 7,700
Female 73,305 49,311 3,982 20,012 7,193

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 61% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state followed by Buddhists which contribute 24% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 10% population all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 876 in Buddhists are 1018 and in Christians are 1065

Religion wise population 2011 - Sikkim

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 153,578 94,382 6,209 14,844 196 37,042 175 535 195
Male 80,273 50,312 3,853 7,187 115 18,359 95 253 99
Female 73,305 44,070 2,356 7,657 81 18,683 80 282 96

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 156.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 60 thousand. Female population growth rate of the state is 169.9% which is 24.5% higher than male population growth rate of 145.4%. General caste population has increased by 126%; Schedule caste population has increased by 141.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 313% and child population has increased by 141.1% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sikkim

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 156.5% 126% 141.1% 313% 141.1%
Male 145.4% 116.7% 138.3% 309.3% 139.5%
Female 169.9% 138% 144% 316.5% 142.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 913 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 863, in schedule caste is 1006 and in schedule tribe is 1042. There are 934 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 83 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sikkim

Total General SC ST Child
Change 83 77 23 18 12
2011 913 863 1006 1042 934
2001 830 786 983 1024 922

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the state are literate, among them about 67 thousand are male and about 56 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of SIKKIM is 89%. 92% of male and 85% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sikkim

Total Male Female
Change 8.7% 9.0% 8.8%
2011 88.7% 92.4% 84.7%
2001 80% 83.4% 75.9%

Workers profile

SIKKIM has 42% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 25% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 21% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sikkim

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 41.9% 36.9% 5% 58.1%
Male 57.5% 51.7% 5.8% 42.5%
Female 24.8% 20.8% 4% 75.2%