As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Puducherry is 12.5 Lacs. Thus the population of Puducherry forms 0.1 percent of India in 2011. Puducherry has total population of 1,247,953 in which males were 612,511 while females were 635,442.
Total area of Puducherry is 490 square km. Thus the population Density of Puducherry is 2,547 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Puducherry is 85.85% which is greater than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 91.26% and the female literacy rate is 80.67% in Puducherry.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Puducherry is 1,037 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Puducherry is at 967 which is higher than 918 of India.
In Puducherry out of total population, 444,968 were engaged in work activities. 89.8% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 10.2% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 444,968 workers engaged in Main Work, 10,763 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 50,607 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Puducherry, 68.33% people lived in urban regions while 31.67% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 852,753 out of which 417,604 were males while remaining 435,149 were females. In rural areas of Puducherry, male population was 194,907 while female population was 200,293.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Puducherry was 1,042 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Puducherry was 975 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Puducherry were 88,344 which is 10.36% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Puducherry was 1,028 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Puducherry was 953 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Puducherry for urban regions was 88.49 percent in which males were 93.03% literate while female literacy stood at 84.17%. The total literate population of Puducherry was 957,309. Similarly in rural areas of Puducherry, the average literacy rate was 80.1 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 87.44% and 73.02% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Puducherry were 280,882.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||953||975|
List of districts of Puducherry with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Puducherry is divided into 4 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. Puducherry is the largest district of Puducherry by population, while the least populated district of Puducherry is Mahe.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Puducherry sorted by population.