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

Sikkim state fall in the 1.4 Meso Regions, namely North Eastern Himalayas of the Macro Region 1 the Northern Mountains of the Natural Division of India. North District district of Sikkim has total population of 43,709 as per the Census 2011. As per Census 2011 out of total population, 10.6% people lives in Urban areas while 89.4% lives in the Rural areas.

Sikkim is a picturesque landlocked state in India, the last to surrender its administration and totally organize into India in 1975. The climate of Sikkim is extremely varied largely due to variation in altitude. It has the Himalayan or high mountain type of climate.

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Sikkim Population 2020 (Projected)

As per the projected prediction, the population of Sikkim in 2020 will be  6.58 Lakhs.

Sikkim Census 2011 Figures and Numbers

Approximate Population 6.11 Lakhs 5.41 Lakh
Actual Population 610,577 540,851
Male 323,070 288,484
Female 287,507 252,367
Population Growth 12.89% 32.98%
Percantage of total Population 0.05% 0.05%
Sex Ratio 890 875
Child Sex Ratio 957 963

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Density/km2 86 76
Density/mi2 223 197
Area(Km2) 7,096 7,096
Area mi2 2,740 2,740
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 64,111 78,195
Male Population (0-6 Age) 32,761 39,842
Female Population (0-6 Age) 31,350 38,353
Literacy 81.42 % 68.81 %
Male Literacy 86.55 % 76.04 %
Female Literacy 75.61 % 60.40 %
Total Literate 444,952 318,335
Male Literate 251,269 189,060
Female Literate 193,683 129,275

Sikkim Population by Religion in 2011 – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 352,662 57.76 %
Buddhist 167,216 27.39 %
Christian 60,522 9.91 %
Other Religion 16,300 2.67 %
Muslim 9,867 1.62 %
Sikh 1,868 0.31 %
Not Available 1,828 0.30 %
Jain 314 0.05 %

Sikkim Urban and Rural Population in 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 74.85 % 25.15 %
Total Population 456,999 153,578
Male Population 242,797 80,273
Female Population 214,202 73,305
Population Growth -4.99 % 156.52 %
Sex Ratio 882 913
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 964 934
Child Population (0-6) 49,218 14,893
Child Percentage (0-6) 10.77 % 9.70 %
Literates 321,930 123,022
Average Literacy 78.95 % 88.71 %
Male Literacy 84.62 % 92.35 %
Female Literacy 62.97 % 76.63 %

Sikkim Big Cities and Metropolitan Regions Population in 2011

Big Cities Population Male Female
Gangtok (M Corp) 100,286 52,459 47,827

Sikkim Literacy Rate in 2011 – Education in Sikkim

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Sikkim was 81.42% as per 2011 population census. Male 86.55%, Female 75.61%
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Sikkim was 68.81% as per 2001 population census. Male 76.04%, Female 60.40%

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Population Density in 2011

  • 2011: Total area of Sikkim is 7,096 sq. km. Density of Sikkim is 86 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Sikkim was 76 per sq km

Sikkim Gender Ratio (Male Female Sex Ratio)

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Sikkim was, Female 890 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Sikkim was, Female 875 / 1000 male

Sikkim Population (Projected from 2012-2021)

Year Projected Population
2011 610,577 6.11 Lakhs
2012 616,079 6.16 Lakhs
2013 621,520 6.22 Lakhs
2014 626,899 6.27 Lakhs
2015 632,216 6.32 Lakhs
2016 637,471 6.37 Lakhs
2017 642,664 6.43 Lakhs
2018 647,794 6.48 Lakhs
2019 652,862 6.53 Lakhs
2020 657,867 6.58 Lakhs
2021 662,810 6.63 Lakhs

Article first published on January 3, 2020.

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