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

Palakkad district of Kerala has total population of 2,809,934 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,359,478 are males while 1,450,456 are females. In 2011 there were total 637,220 families residing in Palakkad district. The Average Sex Ratio of Palakkad district is 1,067.

Palakkad district, Kerala

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 24.1% people lives in Urban areas while 75.9% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 92.4% while that in the rural areas is 88.3%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Palakkad district is 1,063 while that of Rural areas is 1,068.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Palakkad district is 302297 which is 11% of the total population. There are 153696 male children and 148601 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Palakkad is 967 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,067) of Palakkad district.

The total literacy rate of Palakkad district is 89.31%. The male literacy rate is 82.58% and the female literacy rate is 77% in Palakkad district.

Population
2,809,934
Literacy
89.31%
Sex Ratio
1,067

To facilitate the administration, Palakkad 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.

Palakkad Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 302,297 153,696 148,601
Literacy 89.31% 82.58% 77%
Scheduled Caste 403,833 197,451 206,382
Scheduled Tribe 48,972 24,314 24,658
Illiterate 570,442 236,878 333,564

Caste-wise Population - Palakkad district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 14.4% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.7% of total population in Palakkad district of Kerala.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 403,833 197,451 206,382
Schedule Tribe 48,972 24,314 24,658

Religion-wise Population - Palakkad district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,875,980 (66.76%) 912,542 963,438
Muslim 812,936 (28.93%) 387,344 425,592
Christian 114,397 (4.07%) 56,343 58,054
Sikh 220 (0.01%) 127 93
Buddhist 238 (0.01%) 122 116
Jain 78 (0%) 44 34
Other Religion 400 (0.01%) 201 199
No Religion Specified 5,685 (0.2%) 2,755 2,930

Literacy Rate - Palakkad district

The total literacy rate of Palakkad district was 89.31% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 94% of Kerala. Population-wise, out of total 2,239,492 literates, males were 1,122,600 while females were 1,116,892. Also the male literacy rate was 93.1% and the female literacy rate was 85.79% in Palakkad district.

  Palakkad district Kerala
Female 85.79% 92.07%
Male 93.1% 96.11%
Total 89.31% 94%

Sex Ratio - Palakkad district

The Sex Ratio of Palakkad district is 1,067 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,067 females in Palakkad district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 967 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,067 ) of Palakkad district.


Population Density - Palakkad district

The total area of Palakkad district is 4,482 km2. Thus the density of Palakkad district is 627 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 400 sq. km. area is under urban region while 4,082 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Palakkad district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Palakkad, 24.09% people lived in urban regions while 75.91% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 676,810 out of which 328,012 were males while remaining 348,798 were females. In rural areas of Palakkad, male population was 1,031,466 while female population was 1,101,658.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Palakkad was 1,063 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Palakkad was 959 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Palakkad were 70,405 which is 10.4% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Palakkad was 1,068 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Palakkad was 969 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Palakkad for urban regions was 92.45 percent in which males were 95.43% literate while female literacy stood at 89.67%. The total literate population of Palakkad was 2,239,492. Similarly in rural areas of Palakkad, the average literacy rate was 88.31 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 92.36% and 84.56% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Palakkad were 1,678,895.

Rural Urban
Population % 75.91% 24.09%
Total population 2,133,124 676,810
Male population 1,031,466 328,012
Female population 1,101,658 348,798
Sex ratio 1,068 1,063
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 969 959
Child population 231,892 70,405
Literates 1,678,895 560,597
Average literacy 88.31% 92.45%
Male literacy 92.36% 95.43%
Female literacy 84.56% 89.67%

Child Population - Palakkad district

According to Census 2011, there were 302,297 children between age 0 to 6 years in Palakkad district. Out of which 153,696 were male while 148,601 were female.


Working Population - Palakkad district

In Palakkad district out of total population, 1,042,340 were engaged in work activities. 84% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 16% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,042,340 workers engaged in Main Work, 59,194 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 195,394 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 875,540 653,482 222,058
Cultivators 59,194 47,813 11,381
Agriculture Labourer 195,394 104,522 90,872
Household Industries 19,975 14,928 5,047
Other Workers 600,977 486,219 114,758
Marginal Workers 166,800 92,639 74,161
Non Working 1,767,594 613,357 1,154,237

Palakkad district Map


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