Shimoga District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Karnataka) - Census 2011

Shimoga district of Karnataka has total population of 1,752,753 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 877,415 are males while 875,338 are females. In 2011 there were total 406,816 families residing in Shimoga district. The Average Sex Ratio of Shimoga district is 998.

Shimoga district, Karnataka

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 35.6% people lives in Urban areas while 64.4% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 87.8% while that in the rural areas is 76.4%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Shimoga district is 1,002 while that of Rural areas is 995.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Shimoga district is 182751 which is 10% of the total population. There are 93221 male children and 89530 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Shimoga is 960 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (998) of Shimoga district.

The total literacy rate of Shimoga district is 80.45%. The male literacy rate is 76.92% and the female literacy rate is 67.18% in Shimoga district.

Population
1,752,753
Literacy
80.45%
Sex Ratio
998

To facilitate the administration, Shimoga district is further divided into 7 Talukas (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Talukas consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Shimoga Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 182,751 93,221 89,530
Literacy 80.45% 76.92% 67.18%
Scheduled Caste 308,158 153,546 154,612
Scheduled Tribe 65,412 32,707 32,705
Illiterate 489,737 202,477 287,260

Caste-wise Population - Shimoga district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 17.6% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 3.7% of total population in Shimoga district of Karnataka.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 308,158 153,546 154,612
Schedule Tribe 65,412 32,707 32,705

Religion-wise Population - Shimoga district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,479,424 (84.41%) 739,776 739,648
Muslim 234,664 (13.39%) 118,832 115,832
Christian 26,521 (1.51%) 12,709 13,812
Sikh 400 (0.02%) 212 188
Buddhist 120 (0.01%) 53 67
Jain 9,234 (0.53%) 4,646 4,588
Other Religion 367 (0.02%) 186 181
No Religion Specified 2,023 (0.12%) 1,001 1,022

Literacy Rate - Shimoga district

The total literacy rate of Shimoga district was 80.45% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 75.36% of Karnataka. Population-wise, out of total 1,263,016 literates, males were 674,938 while females were 588,078. Also the male literacy rate was 86.07% and the female literacy rate was 74.84% in Shimoga district.

  Shimoga district Karnataka
Female 74.84% 68.08%
Male 86.07% 82.47%
Total 80.45% 75.36%

Sex Ratio - Shimoga district

The Sex Ratio of Shimoga district is 998 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 998 females in Shimoga district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 960 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 998 ) of Shimoga district.


Population Density - Shimoga district

The total area of Shimoga district is 8,478 km2. Thus the density of Shimoga district is 207 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 238 sq. km. area is under urban region while 8,240 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Shimoga district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Shimoga, 35.59% people lived in urban regions while 64.41% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 623,727 out of which 311,594 were males while remaining 312,133 were females. In rural areas of Shimoga, male population was 565,821 while female population was 563,205.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Shimoga was 1,002 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Shimoga was 966 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Shimoga were 63,048 which is 10.11% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Shimoga was 995 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Shimoga was 958 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Shimoga for urban regions was 87.79 percent in which males were 91.35% literate while female literacy stood at 84.24%. The total literate population of Shimoga was 1,263,016. Similarly in rural areas of Shimoga, the average literacy rate was 76.37 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 83.14% and 69.6% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Shimoga were 770,817.

Rural Urban
Population % 64.41% 35.59%
Total population 1,129,026 623,727
Male population 565,821 311,594
Female population 563,205 312,133
Sex ratio 995 1,002
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 958 966
Child population 119,703 63,048
Literates 770,817 492,199
Average literacy 76.37% 87.79%
Male literacy 83.14% 91.35%
Female literacy 69.6% 84.24%

Child Population - Shimoga district

According to Census 2011, there were 182,751 children between age 0 to 6 years in Shimoga district. Out of which 93,221 were male while 89,530 were female.


Working Population - Shimoga district

In Shimoga district out of total population, 780,598 were engaged in work activities. 83.6% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 16.4% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 780,598 workers engaged in Main Work, 189,098 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 179,780 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 652,789 480,996 171,793
Cultivators 189,098 153,192 35,906
Agriculture Labourer 179,780 103,742 76,038
Household Industries 10,772 7,438 3,334
Other Workers 273,139 216,624 56,515
Marginal Workers 127,809 53,491 74,318
Non Working 972,155 342,928 629,227

Shimoga district Map


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