Lakshadweep Union Territory, with population of about 64 thousand is India's the least populous union territory. Total geographical area of Lakshadweep union territory is 30 km2 and it is the smallest union territory by area in the country. Population density of the union territory is 2149 persons per km2. There is only one district in this union territory which is Lakshadweep and the population of Lakshadweep is about 64 thousand.

Demographics

The union territory is home to about 64 thousand people, among them about 33 thousand (51%) are male and about 31 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 is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 12 thousand households in the union territory and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 78% (about 50 thousand) live in Lakshadweep urban part and 22% (about 14 thousand) population live in the Lakshadweep rural part. Rural population density of Lakshadweep union territory is 1757 and urban population density is 2293 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 64,473 3,353 0 61,120 7,255
Male 33,123 2,608 0 30,515 3,797
Female 31,350 745 0 30,605 3,458

Most populated Districts, Sub Districts and Cities in Lakshadweep

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Lakshadweep 64473 Kavaratti 11221 Kavaratti 11210
Andrott 11191 Andrott 11191
Minicoy 10447 Minicoy 10447
Amini 7661 Amini 7661
Agatti 7566 Kadmat 5404
Kadmat 5404 Kalpeni 4419
Kalpeni 4419
Kiltan 3946
Chetlat 2347
Bitra 271

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 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 998 in Hindus are 115.

Religion wise population 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 64,473 1,788 62,268 317 8 10 11 7 64
Male 33,123 1,603 31,166 286 6 9 6 6 41
Female 31,350 185 31,102 31 2 1 5 1 23

Growth of population

Population of the union territory has increased by 6.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 61 thousand. Female population growth rate of the union territory is 6.2% which is -0.2% lower than male population growth rate of 6.4%. General caste population has increased by 0.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 6.6% and child population has decreased by -20.2% in the union territory since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6.3% 0.7% 0% 6.6% -20.2%
Male 6.4% 3.5% 0% 6.7% -18.2%
Female 6.2% -7.9% 0% 6.6% -22.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 946 females per 1000 male in the union territory. Sex ratio in general caste is 286, and in schedule tribe is 1003. 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 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 48 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total General SC ST Child
Change -2 -35 0 0 -48
2011 946 286 0 1003 911
2001 948 321 0 1003 959

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest sex ratio in Lakshadweep

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Lakshadweep 946 Andrott 1035 Andrott 1035
Kadmat 1009 Kadmat 1009
Chetlat 1003 Amini 1001
Amini 1001 Minicoy 947
Kiltan 961 Kalpeni 901
Minicoy 947 Kavaratti 817
Agatti 943
Kalpeni 901
Kavaratti 815
Bitra 760

Literacy

Total about 53 thousand people in the union territory are literate, among them about 28 thousand are male and about 25 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 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Lakshadweep

Total Male Female
Change 5.1% 3.1% 7.4%
2011 91.8% 95.6% 87.9%
2001 86.7% 92.5% 80.5%

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest literacy rate in Lakshadweep

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Lakshadweep 92 Bitra 97 Kadmat 95
Kadmat 95 Kalpeni 95
Kalpeni 95 Minicoy 93
Minicoy 93 Kavaratti 92
Agatti 92 Andrott 91
Chetlat 92 Amini 89
Kavaratti 92
Andrott 91
Kiltan 89
Amini 89

Workers profile

LAKSHADWEEP has 29% (about 19 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 11% female population are working population. 28% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Lakshadweep

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 29.1% 16.8% 12.3% 70.9%
Male 46.2% 27.6% 18.7% 53.8%
Female 11% 5.3% 5.6% 89%

Biggest Districts and Cities in Lakshadweep

Districts Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Lakshadweep 30 Andrott 4.8
Minicoy 4.4
Kavaratti 3.6
Kadmat 3.1
Kalpeni 2.8
Amini 2.6