Dakshina Kannada District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Karnataka) - Census 2011

Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka has total population of 2,089,649 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,034,714 are males while 1,054,935 are females. In 2011 there were total 439,733 families residing in Dakshina Kannada district. The Average Sex Ratio of Dakshina Kannada district is 1,020.

Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 47.7% people lives in Urban areas while 52.3% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 92.1% while that in the rural areas is 85.3%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Dakshina Kannada district is 1,020 while that of Rural areas is 1,020.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Dakshina Kannada district is 208297 which is 10% of the total population. There are 106985 male children and 101312 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Dakshina Kannada is 947 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,020) of Dakshina Kannada district.

The total literacy rate of Dakshina Kannada district is 88.57%. The male literacy rate is 83.5% and the female literacy rate is 76.05% in Dakshina Kannada district.

Population
2,089,649
Literacy
88.57%
Sex Ratio
1,020

To facilitate the administration, Dakshina Kannada district is further divided into 5 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Dakshina Kannada Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Dakshina Kannada district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 208,297 106,985 101,312
Literacy 88.57% 83.5% 76.05%
Scheduled Caste 148,178 73,324 74,854
Scheduled Tribe 82,268 40,961 41,307
Illiterate 423,326 170,695 252,631

Caste-wise Population - Dakshina Kannada district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 7.1% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 3.9% of total population in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 148,178 73,324 74,854
Schedule Tribe 82,268 40,961 41,307

Religion-wise Population - Dakshina Kannada district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,403,854 (67.18%) 696,962 706,892
Muslim 501,896 (24.02%) 250,215 251,681
Christian 171,398 (8.2%) 81,113 90,285
Sikh 525 (0.03%) 331 194
Buddhist 445 (0.02%) 198 247
Jain 10,397 (0.5%) 5,245 5,152
Other Religion 138 (0.01%) 75 63
No Religion Specified 996 (0.05%) 575 421

Literacy Rate - Dakshina Kannada district

The total literacy rate of Dakshina Kannada district was 88.57% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 75.36% of Karnataka. Population-wise, out of total 1,666,323 literates, males were 864,019 while females were 802,304. Also the male literacy rate was 93.13% and the female literacy rate was 84.13% in Dakshina Kannada district.

  Dakshina Kannada district Karnataka
Female 84.13% 68.08%
Male 93.13% 82.47%
Total 88.57% 75.36%

Sex Ratio - Dakshina Kannada district

The Sex Ratio of Dakshina Kannada district is 1,020 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,020 females in Dakshina Kannada district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 947 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,020 ) of Dakshina Kannada district.


Population Density - Dakshina Kannada district

The total area of Dakshina Kannada district is 4,861 km2. Thus the density of Dakshina Kannada district is 430 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 551 sq. km. area is under urban region while 4,310 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Dakshina Kannada district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Dakshina Kannada, 47.67% people lived in urban regions while 52.33% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 996,086 out of which 493,230 were males while remaining 502,856 were females. In rural areas of Dakshina Kannada, male population was 541,484 while female population was 552,079.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Dakshina Kannada was 1,020 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Dakshina Kannada was 942 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Dakshina Kannada were 97,221 which is 9.76% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Dakshina Kannada was 1,020 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Dakshina Kannada was 951 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Dakshina Kannada for urban regions was 92.12 percent in which males were 95.5% literate while female literacy stood at 88.83%. The total literate population of Dakshina Kannada was 1,666,323. Similarly in rural areas of Dakshina Kannada, the average literacy rate was 85.33 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 90.97% and 79.83% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Dakshina Kannada were 838,316.

Rural Urban
Population % 52.33% 47.67%
Total population 1,093,563 996,086
Male population 541,484 493,230
Female population 552,079 502,856
Sex ratio 1,020 1,020
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 951 942
Child population 111,076 97,221
Literates 838,316 828,007
Average literacy 85.33% 92.12%
Male literacy 90.97% 95.5%
Female literacy 79.83% 88.83%

Child Population - Dakshina Kannada district

According to Census 2011, there were 208,297 children between age 0 to 6 years in Dakshina Kannada district. Out of which 106,985 were male while 101,312 were female.


Working Population - Dakshina Kannada district

In Dakshina Kannada district out of total population, 997,721 were engaged in work activities. 91.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 8.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 997,721 workers engaged in Main Work, 31,574 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 24,717 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 914,476 582,498 331,978
Cultivators 31,574 24,131 7,443
Agriculture Labourer 24,717 18,761 5,956
Household Industries 168,112 14,461 153,651
Other Workers 690,073 525,145 164,928
Marginal Workers 83,245 38,405 44,840
Non Working 1,091,928 413,811 678,117

Dakshina Kannada district Map


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