Puducherry District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Puducherry) - Census 2011

Puducherry district of Puducherry has total population of 950,289 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 468,258 are males while 482,031 are females. In 2011 there were total 231,513 families residing in Puducherry district. The Average Sex Ratio of Puducherry district is 1,029.

Puducherry district, Puducherry

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 69.2% people lives in Urban areas while 30.8% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 88.6% while that in the rural areas is 78.4%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Puducherry district is 1,032 while that of Rural areas is 1,024.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Puducherry district is 99838 which is 11% of the total population. There are 50688 male children and 49150 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Puducherry is 970 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,029) of Puducherry district.

The total literacy rate of Puducherry district is 85.44%. The male literacy rate is 81.35% and the female literacy rate is 71.72% in Puducherry district.

Population
950,289
Literacy
85.44%
Sex Ratio
1,029

To facilitate the administration, Puducherry district is further divided into 4 Commune Panchayats (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Commune Panchayats consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Puducherry Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 99,838 50,688 49,150
Literacy 85.44% 81.35% 71.72%
Scheduled Caste 152,406 74,129 78,277
Scheduled Tribe 0 0 0
Illiterate 223,640 87,312 136,328

Caste-wise Population - Puducherry district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 16% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0% of total population in Puducherry district of Puducherry.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 152,406 74,129 78,277
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0

Religion-wise Population - Puducherry district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 855,294 (90%) 422,698 432,596
Muslim 32,674 (3.44%) 16,057 16,617
Christian 58,328 (6.14%) 27,528 30,800
Sikh 245 (0.03%) 129 116
Buddhist 366 (0.04%) 195 171
Jain 1,328 (0.14%) 671 657
Other Religion 147 (0.02%) 78 69
No Religion Specified 1,907 (0.2%) 902 1,005

Literacy Rate - Puducherry district

The total literacy rate of Puducherry district was 85.44% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 85.85% of Puducherry. Population-wise, out of total 726,649 literates, males were 380,946 while females were 345,703. Also the male literacy rate was 91.23% and the female literacy rate was 79.86% in Puducherry district.

  Puducherry district Puducherry
Female 79.86% 80.67%
Male 91.23% 91.26%
Total 85.44% 85.85%

Sex Ratio - Puducherry district

The Sex Ratio of Puducherry district is 1,029 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 1,029 females in Puducherry district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 970 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 1,029 ) of Puducherry district.


Population Density - Puducherry district

The total area of Puducherry district is 294 km2. Thus the density of Puducherry district is 3,232 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 77 sq. km. area is under urban region while 217 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Puducherry district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Puducherry, 69.16% people lived in urban regions while 30.84% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 657,209 out of which 323,489 were males while remaining 333,720 were females. In rural areas of Puducherry, male population was 144,769 while female population was 148,311.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Puducherry was 1,032 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Puducherry was 978 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Puducherry were 66,835 which is 10.17% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Puducherry was 1,024 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 88.57 percent in which males were 93.43% literate while female literacy stood at 83.88%. The total literate population of Puducherry was 726,649. Similarly in rural areas of Puducherry, the average literacy rate was 78.35 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 86.24% and 70.73% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Puducherry were 203,781.

Rural Urban
Population % 30.84% 69.16%
Total population 293,080 657,209
Male population 144,769 323,489
Female population 148,311 333,720
Sex ratio 1,024 1,032
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 953 978
Child population 33,003 66,835
Literates 203,781 522,868
Average literacy 78.35% 88.57%
Male literacy 86.24% 93.43%
Female literacy 70.73% 83.88%

Child Population - Puducherry district

According to Census 2011, there were 99,838 children between age 0 to 6 years in Puducherry district. Out of which 50,688 were male while 49,150 were female.


Working Population - Puducherry district

In Puducherry district out of total population, 348,105 were engaged in work activities. 90.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 9.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 348,105 workers engaged in Main Work, 8,405 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 38,854 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 315,570 237,953 77,617
Cultivators 8,405 7,137 1,268
Agriculture Labourer 38,854 24,377 14,477
Household Industries 5,203 2,931 2,272
Other Workers 263,108 203,508 59,600
Marginal Workers 32,535 18,699 13,836
Non Working 602,184 211,606 390,578

Puducherry district Map


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