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

Kollam district of Kerala has total population of 2,635,375 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,246,968 are males while 1,388,407 are females. In 2011 there were total 669,375 families residing in Kollam district. The Average Sex Ratio of Kollam district is 1,113.

Kollam district, Kerala

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 45% people lives in Urban areas while 55% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 94.1% while that in the rural areas is 94.1%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Kollam district is 1,096 while that of Rural areas is 1,128.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Kollam district is 254260 which is 10% of the total population. There are 128899 male children and 125361 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Kollam is 973 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,113) of Kollam district.

The total literacy rate of Kollam district is 94.09%. The male literacy rate is 86.16% and the female literacy rate is 83.98% in Kollam district.

Population
2,635,375
Literacy
94.09%
Sex Ratio
1,113

To facilitate the administration, Kollam 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.

Kollam Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 254,260 128,899 125,361
Literacy 94.09% 86.16% 83.98%
Scheduled Caste 328,263 157,801 170,462
Scheduled Tribe 10,761 5,195 5,566
Illiterate 395,102 172,623 222,479

Caste-wise Population - Kollam district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 12.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.4% of total population in Kollam district of Kerala.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 328,263 157,801 170,462
Schedule Tribe 10,761 5,195 5,566

Religion-wise Population - Kollam district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,697,635 (64.42%) 805,185 892,450
Muslim 508,500 (19.3%) 238,719 269,781
Christian 421,598 (16%) 199,318 222,280
Sikh 208 (0.01%) 106 102
Buddhist 272 (0.01%) 126 146
Jain 63 (0%) 31 32
Other Religion 619 (0.02%) 315 304
No Religion Specified 6,480 (0.25%) 3,168 3,312

Literacy Rate - Kollam district

The total literacy rate of Kollam district was 94.09% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 94% of Kerala. Population-wise, out of total 2,240,273 literates, males were 1,074,345 while females were 1,165,928. Also the male literacy rate was 96.09% and the female literacy rate was 92.31% in Kollam district.

  Kollam district Kerala
Female 92.31% 92.07%
Male 96.09% 96.11%
Total 94.09% 94%

Sex Ratio - Kollam district

The Sex Ratio of Kollam district is 1,113 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,113 females in Kollam district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 973 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,113 ) of Kollam district.


Population Density - Kollam district

The total area of Kollam district is 2,483 km2. Thus the density of Kollam district is 1,061 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 416 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,067 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Kollam district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Kollam, 45.05% people lived in urban regions while 54.95% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,187,158 out of which 566,281 were males while remaining 620,877 were females. In rural areas of Kollam, male population was 680,687 while female population was 767,530.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Kollam was 1,096 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Kollam was 972 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Kollam were 116,701 which is 9.83% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Kollam was 1,128 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Kollam was 973 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Kollam for urban regions was 94.06 percent in which males were 96.03% literate while female literacy stood at 92.29%. The total literate population of Kollam was 2,240,273. Similarly in rural areas of Kollam, the average literacy rate was 94.1 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 96.14% and 92.32% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Kollam were 1,233,362.

Rural Urban
Population % 54.95% 45.05%
Total population 1,448,217 1,187,158
Male population 680,687 566,281
Female population 767,530 620,877
Sex ratio 1,128 1,096
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 973 972
Child population 137,559 116,701
Literates 1,233,362 1,006,911
Average literacy 94.1% 94.06%
Male literacy 96.14% 96.03%
Female literacy 92.32% 92.29%

Child Population - Kollam district

According to Census 2011, there were 254,260 children between age 0 to 6 years in Kollam district. Out of which 128,899 were male while 125,361 were female.


Working Population - Kollam district

In Kollam district out of total population, 912,025 were engaged in work activities. 76.2% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 23.8% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 912,025 workers engaged in Main Work, 41,467 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 56,640 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 695,299 509,909 185,390
Cultivators 41,467 37,441 4,026
Agriculture Labourer 56,640 47,716 8,924
Household Industries 13,851 9,778 4,073
Other Workers 583,341 414,974 168,367
Marginal Workers 216,726 134,453 82,273
Non Working 1,723,350 602,606 1,120,744

Kollam district Map


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