As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Meghalaya is 29.7 Lacs. Thus the population of Meghalaya forms 0.25 percent of India in 2011. Meghalaya has total population of 2,966,889 in which males were 1,491,832 while females were 1,475,057.
Total area of Meghalaya is 22,429 square km. Thus the population Density of Meghalaya is 132 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Meghalaya is 74.43% which is greater than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 75.95% and the female literacy rate is 72.89% in Meghalaya.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Meghalaya is 989 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Meghalaya is at 970 which is higher than 918 of India.
In Meghalaya out of total population, 1,185,619 were engaged in work activities. 77.7% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 22.3% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,185,619 workers engaged in Main Work, 411,270 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 114,642 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Meghalaya, 20.07% people lived in urban regions while 79.93% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 595,450 out of which 297,572 were males while remaining 297,878 were females. In rural areas of Meghalaya, male population was 1,194,260 while female population was 1,177,179.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Meghalaya was 1,001 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Meghalaya was 954 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Meghalaya were 77,944 which is 13.09% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Meghalaya was 986 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Meghalaya was 972 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Meghalaya for urban regions was 90.79 percent in which males were 92.46% literate while female literacy stood at 89.14%. The total literate population of Meghalaya was 1,785,005. Similarly in rural areas of Meghalaya, the average literacy rate was 69.92 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 71.46% and 68.37% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Meghalaya were 1,315,154.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||972||954|
List of districts of Meghalaya with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Meghalaya is divided into 7 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. East Khasi Hills is the largest district of Meghalaya by population, while the least populated district of Meghalaya is South Garo Hills.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Meghalaya sorted by population.
|1||East Khasi Hills||Blocks||825,922||84.15%||1,011|
|2||West Garo Hills||Blocks||643,291||67.58%||984|
|4||West Khasi Hills||Blocks||383,461||77.87%||980|
|5||East Garo Hills||Blocks||317,917||73.95%||972|
|7||South Garo Hills||Blocks||142,334||71.72%||945|