Kannur District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Kerala) - Census 2011

Kannur district of Kerala has total population of 2,523,003 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,181,446 are males while 1,341,557 are females. In 2011 there were total 554,298 families residing in Kannur district. The Average Sex Ratio of Kannur district is 1,136.

Kannur district, Kerala

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 65% people lives in Urban areas while 35% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 95.9% while that in the rural areas is 93.7%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Kannur district is 1,171 while that of Rural areas is 1,072.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Kannur district is 274318 which is 11% of the total population. There are 139159 male children and 135159 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Kannur is 971 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,136) of Kannur district.

The total literacy rate of Kannur district is 95.1%. The male literacy rate is 85.74% and the female literacy rate is 83.89% in Kannur district.

Population
2,523,003
Literacy
95.1%
Sex Ratio
1,136

To facilitate the administration, Kannur district is further divided into 3 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Kannur Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 274,318 139,159 135,159
Literacy 95.1% 85.74% 83.89%
Scheduled Caste 83,350 40,260 43,090
Scheduled Tribe 41,371 20,141 21,230
Illiterate 384,569 168,490 216,079

Caste-wise Population - Kannur district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 3.3% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.6% of total population in Kannur district of Kerala.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 83,350 40,260 43,090
Schedule Tribe 41,371 20,141 21,230

Religion-wise Population - Kannur district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,509,592 (59.83%) 711,814 797,778
Muslim 742,483 (29.43%) 335,223 407,260
Christian 262,526 (10.41%) 130,108 132,418
Sikh 424 (0.02%) 289 135
Buddhist 1,118 (0.04%) 578 540
Jain 193 (0.01%) 97 96
Other Religion 722 (0.03%) 372 350
No Religion Specified 5,945 (0.24%) 2,965 2,980

Literacy Rate - Kannur district

The total literacy rate of Kannur district was 95.1% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 94% of Kerala. Population-wise, out of total 2,138,434 literates, males were 1,012,956 while females were 1,125,478. Also the male literacy rate was 97.19% and the female literacy rate was 93.29% in Kannur district.

  Kannur district Kerala
Female 93.29% 92.07%
Male 97.19% 96.11%
Total 95.1% 94%

Sex Ratio - Kannur district

The Sex Ratio of Kannur district is 1,136 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,136 females in Kannur district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 971 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,136 ) of Kannur district.


Population Density - Kannur district

The total area of Kannur district is 2,961 km2. Thus the density of Kannur district is 852 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 1,004 sq. km. area is under urban region while 1,957 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Kannur district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Kannur, 65.04% people lived in urban regions while 34.96% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,640,986 out of which 755,764 were males while remaining 885,222 were females. In rural areas of Kannur, male population was 425,682 while female population was 456,335.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Kannur was 1,171 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Kannur was 974 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Kannur were 179,095 which is 10.91% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Kannur was 1,072 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Kannur was 966 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Kannur for urban regions was 95.87 percent in which males were 97.73% literate while female literacy stood at 94.31%. The total literate population of Kannur was 2,138,434. Similarly in rural areas of Kannur, the average literacy rate was 93.67 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 96.23% and 91.31% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Kannur were 736,967.

Rural Urban
Population % 34.96% 65.04%
Total population 882,017 1,640,986
Male population 425,682 755,764
Female population 456,335 885,222
Sex ratio 1,072 1,171
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 966 974
Child population 95,223 179,095
Literates 736,967 1,401,467
Average literacy 93.67% 95.87%
Male literacy 96.23% 97.73%
Female literacy 91.31% 94.31%

Child Population - Kannur district

According to Census 2011, there were 274,318 children between age 0 to 6 years in Kannur district. Out of which 139,159 were male while 135,159 were female.


Working Population - Kannur district

In Kannur district out of total population, 824,116 were engaged in work activities. 84.2% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 15.8% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 824,116 workers engaged in Main Work, 30,415 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 59,228 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 694,209 539,695 154,514
Cultivators 30,415 25,055 5,360
Agriculture Labourer 59,228 37,371 21,857
Household Industries 10,043 7,029 3,014
Other Workers 594,523 470,240 124,283
Marginal Workers 129,907 69,682 60,225
Non Working 1,698,887 572,069 1,126,818

Kannur district Map


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