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Puducherry Population 2020: Literacy Rate, Growth Rate, Gender Ratio

Puducherry is one of state in India with population of 12,47,953. There are 4 districts, 8 Taluks, 90 villages and 11 towns in Puducherry. The Puducherry (Region) spread in an area of 294 Sq. Km. erstwhile French establishments of Puducherry. At the 2011 India registration, Pondicherry had a population of 675,000.

Semi-arid type of climate, with a mean annual temperature of around 30o C and 70-85 % relative humidity, is prevalent in the Union Territory. While Puducherry region receives rain mostly through North-East monsoon. The population of Puducherry District(Census, 2011) is 9.50 lakhs. Women and men constitute exactly 50% of the population (4.82 lakh).

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Puducherry Population 2020 (Projected)

As per the projected prediction, the population of Puducherry in 2020 will be 16.46 Lakh.

Puducherry Census 2011 Figures and Numbers

Approximate Population 12.48 Lakhs 9.74 Lakh
Actual Population 1,247,953 974,345
Male 612,511 486,961
Female 635,442 487,384
Population Growth 28.08% 20.56%
Percantage of total Population 0.10% 0.09%
Sex Ratio 1037 1001
Child Sex Ratio 967 967

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Density/km2 2,547 2,034
Density/mi2 6,603 5,267
Area(Km2) 490 479
Area mi2 189 185
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 132,858 117,159
Male Population (0-6 Age) 67,527 59,565
Female Population (0-6 Age) 65,331 57,594
Literacy 85.85 % 81.24 %
Male Literacy 91.26 % 88.62 %
Female Literacy 80.67 % 73.90 %
Total Literate 957,309 696,367
Male Literate 497,378 378,758
Female Literate 459,931 317,609

Puducherry Population by Religion in 2011 – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 1,089,409 87.30 %
Christian 78,550 6.29 %
Muslim 75,556 6.05 %
Not Available 2,122 0.17 %
Jain 1,400 0.11 %
Buddhist 451 0.04 %
Sikh 297 0.02 %
Other Religion 168 0.01 %

Puducherry Urban and Rural Population in 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 31.67 % 68.33 %
Total Population 395,200 852,753
Male Population 194,907 417,604
Female Population 200,293 435,149
Population Growth 21.33 % 31.47 %
Sex Ratio 1028 1042
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 953 975
Child Population (0-6) 44,514 88,344
Child Percentage (0-6) 11.26 % 10.36 %
Literates 280,882 676,427
Average Literacy 80.10 % 88.49 %
Male Literacy 87.44 % 93.03 %
Female Literacy 75.29 % 88.11 %

Puducherry Big Cities and Metropolitan Regions Population in 2011

Big Cities Population Male Female
Ozhukarai (Municipality) 300,104 148,464 151,640
Puducherry (Municipality) 244,377 119,430 124,947

Metropolitan Regions

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Puducherry 657,209 323,489 333,720

Puducherry Literacy Rate in 2011 – Education in Puducherry

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Puducherry was 85.85% as per 2011 population census. Male 91.26%, Female 80.67%
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Puducherry was 81.24% as per 2001 population census. Male 88.62%, Female 73.90%

Puducherry Population Density in 2011

  • 2011: Total area of Puducherry is 490 sq. km. Density of Puducherry is 2,547 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Puducherry was 2,034 per sq km

Puducherry Gender Ratio (Male Female Sex Ratio)

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Puducherry was, Female 1037 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Puducherry was, Female 1001 / 1000 male

Puducherry Population (Projected from 2012-2021)

Year Projected Population
2011 1,247,953 12.48 Lakhs
2012 1,290,125 12.90 Lakhs
2013 1,332,851 13.33 Lakhs
2014 1,376,108 13.76 Lakhs
2015 1,419,876 14.20 Lakhs
2016 1,464,133 14.64 Lakhs
2017 1,508,857 15.09 Lakhs
2018 1,554,025 15.54 Lakhs
2019 1,599,615 16.00 Lakhs
2020 1,645,604 16.46 Lakhs
2021 1,691,969 16.92 Lakhs

Article first published on January 2, 2020.

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