As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Punjab is 2.77 Cr. Thus the population of Punjab forms 2.29 percent of India in 2011. Punjab has total population of 27,743,338 in which males were 14,639,465 while females were 13,103,873.
Total area of Punjab is 50,362 square km. Thus the population Density of Punjab is 551 per square km which is higher than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Punjab is 75.84% which is greater than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 80.44% and the female literacy rate is 70.73% in Punjab.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Punjab is 895 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Punjab is at 846 which is lower than 918 of India.
In Punjab out of total population, 9,897,362 were engaged in work activities. 85.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 14.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 9,897,362 workers engaged in Main Work, 1,803,860 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 1,168,021 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Punjab, 37.48% people lived in urban regions while 62.52% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 10,399,146 out of which 5,545,989 were males while remaining 4,853,157 were females. In rural areas of Punjab, male population was 9,093,476 while female population was 8,250,716.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Punjab was 875 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Punjab was 852 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Punjab were 1,130,717 which is 10.87% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Punjab was 907 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Punjab was 844 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Punjab for urban regions was 83.18 percent in which males were 86.67% literate while female literacy stood at 79.21%. The total literate population of Punjab was 18,707,137. Similarly in rural areas of Punjab, the average literacy rate was 71.42 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 76.62% and 65.74% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Punjab were 10,997,657.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||844||852|
List of districts of Punjab with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Punjab is divided into 20 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. Ludhiana is the largest district of Punjab by population, while the least populated district of Punjab is Barnala.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Punjab sorted by population.
|12||Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar||Tehsils||994,628||83.8%||879|
|18||Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar||Tehsils||612,310||79.78%||954|