As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Odisha is 4.2 Cr. Thus the population of Odisha forms 3.47 percent of India in 2011. Odisha has total population of 41,974,218 in which males were 21,212,136 while females were 20,762,082.
Total area of Odisha is 155,707 square km. Thus the population Density of Odisha is 270 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Odisha is 72.87% which is less than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 81.59% and the female literacy rate is 64.01% in Odisha.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Odisha is 979 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Odisha is at 941 which is higher than 918 of India.
In Odisha out of total population, 17,541,589 were engaged in work activities. 61% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 39% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 17,541,589 workers engaged in Main Work, 3,279,769 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 2,420,540 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Odisha, 16.69% people lived in urban regions while 83.31% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 7,003,656 out of which 3,625,933 were males while remaining 3,377,723 were females. In rural areas of Odisha, male population was 17,586,203 while female population was 17,384,359.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Odisha was 932 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Odisha was 913 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Odisha were 747,324 which is 10.67% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Odisha was 989 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Odisha was 946 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Odisha for urban regions was 85.75 percent in which males were 90.72% literate while female literacy stood at 80.42%. The total literate population of Odisha was 26,742,595. Similarly in rural areas of Odisha, the average literacy rate was 70.22 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 79.65% and 60.74% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Odisha were 21,377,915.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||946||913|
List of districts of Odisha with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Odisha is divided into 30 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. Ganjam is the largest district of Odisha by population, while the least populated district of Odisha is Debagarh.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Odisha sorted by population.