2020 Kerala Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Census 2021 and More

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So, let’s see important numbers and figures i.e. Kerala Population in 2020-2021 including gender ratio, education rate / literacy rate, and more.

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Kerala Population 2020 and Fast Facts

As per prediction, the population of Kerala in 2020 will be 3.60 crore.

Approximate Population 3.34 Crores 3.18 Crore
Actual Population 33,406,061 31,841,374
Male 16,027,412 15,468,614
Female 17,378,649 16,372,760
Population Growth 4.91% 9.42%
Percantage of total Population 2.76% 3.10%
Sex Ratio 1084 1058
Child Sex Ratio 964 960

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Density/km2 860 819
Density/mi2 2,227 2,122
Area(Km2) 38,852 38,863
Area mi2 15,001 15,005
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 3,472,955 3,793,146
Male Population (0-6 Age) 1,768,244 1,935,027
Female Population (0-6 Age) 1,704,711 1,858,119
Literacy 94.00 % 90.86 %
Male Literacy 96.11 % 94.24 %
Female Literacy 92.07 % 87.72 %
Total Literate 28,135,824 25,485,688
Male Literate 13,704,903 12,753,602
Female Literate 14,430,921 12,732,086

Kerala Population by Religion – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 18,282,492 54.73 %
Muslim 8,873,472 26.56 %
Christian 6,141,269 18.38 %
Not Available 88,155 0.26 %
Other Religion 7,618 0.02 %
Buddhist 4,752 0.01 %
Jain 4,489 0.01 %
Sikh 3,814 0.01 %

Kerala Urban Population and Rural Population Figures 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 52.30 % 47.70 %
Total Population 17,471,135 15,934,926
Male Population 8,408,054 7,619,358
Female Population 9,063,081 8,315,568
Population Growth -25.89 % 92.76 %
Sex Ratio 1078 1091
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 965 963
Child Population (0-6) 1,823,664 1,649,291
Child Percentage (0-6) 10.44 % 10.35 %
Literates 14,549,320 13,586,504
Average Literacy 92.98 % 95.11 %
Male Literacy 95.35 % 96.95 %
Female Literacy 98.73 % 102.99 %

Kerala Big Cities Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Thiruvananthapuram (Municipal Corporation) 743,691 361,994 381,697
Kochi (Municipal Corporation) 602,046 296,949 305,097
Kozhikode (Municipal Corporation) 431,560 206,157 225,403
Kollam (Municipal Corporation) 348,657 168,006 180,651
Thrissur (Municipal Corporation) 315,957 152,296 163,661
Alappuzha (Municipality) 174,176 83,853 90,323
Palakkad (Municipality) 130,955 63,833 67,122

Kerala Large Metropolitan Region Population 2011

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Kochi 2,119,724 1,044,243 1,075,481
Kozhikode 2,028,399 964,960 1,063,439
Thrissur 1,861,269 879,643 981,626
Malappuram 1,699,060 808,406 890,654
Thiruvananthapuram 1,679,754 813,065 866,689
Kannur 1,640,986 755,764 885,222
Kollam 1,110,668 530,167 580,501

Kerala Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Kerala was 94.00 percent as per 2011 population census. male literacy stands at 96.11 percent while female literacy is at 92.07 percent.

Literacy rate in Kerala was 90.86% of which male and female were 94.24% and 87.72% literate respectively in 2001.

Kerala Population Density 2011

  • Total area of Kerala is 38,852 sq. km.
  • 2011: Density of Kerala is 860 per sq km.
  • 2001: Density of Kerala was 819 per sq km

Kerala Sex Ratio – Gender Ratio (Male and Female) in 2011 and 2001

The rate of growth of population in Kerala declined during 2001-2011 against the previous decade and women continue to outnumber men with the sex ratio improving by 26 basis points to 1084.

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Kerala was Female 1084 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Kerala was Female 1058 / 1000 male

Kerala 2020 Population

The last census of India was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021.

Year Projected Population
2011 33,406,061 3.34 Crore
2012 33,556,580 3.36 Crore
2013 33,704,754 3.37 Crore
2014 33,850,605 3.39 Crore
2015 33,994,158 3.40 Crore
2016 34,135,436 3.41 Crore
2017 34,274,464 3.43 Crore
2018 34,411,267 3.44 Crore
2019 34,545,868 3.45 Crore
2020 34,678,294 3.47 Crore
2021 34,808,568 3.48 Crore

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Article Title: 2020 Kerala Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Census 2021 and More
Article first published on November 27, 2019.