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2020 Tamil Nadu Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census 2012-2020 and More

2020 Tamil Nadu Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census 2012-2020 and More details given here. Tamil Nadu- A land of cultural and religious heritage, offers every chance to its tourists and pilgrims to be enchanted with the vast plethora of history and beauty that it has. It is a blend of both- the modern and the ancient, which makes Tamil Nadu a beautiful destination to explore and experience our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present.

Making its place in New York Times 2016’s edition as one of the top places to visit in the world, Tamil Nadu beckoned being a popular tourist destination worldwide.

Tamil Nadu Governor House
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Tamil Nadu Population 2020 (Projected) including 2011 and 2001 and Fast Facts

Tamil Nadu with a total population of 81.5 million (2019) is one of the well developed states in South India. In 2018, the state population was recorded to be 80,351,195. The state adds over 1.2 million people to its current population every year.

Approximate Population 7.21 Crores 6.24 Crore
Actual Population 72,147,030 62,405,679
Male 36,137,975 31,400,909
Female 36,009,055 31,004,770
Population Growth 15.61% 11.19%
Percantage of total Population 5.96% 6.07%
Sex Ratio 996 987
Child Sex Ratio 943 942

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Density/km2 555 480
Density/mi2 1,437 1,243
Area(Km2) 130,060 130,058
Area mi2 50,216 50,216
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 7,423,832 7,235,160
Male Population (0-6 Age) 3,820,276 3,725,616
Female Population (0-6 Age) 3,603,556 3,509,544
Literacy 80.09 % 73.45 %
Male Literacy 86.77 % 82.42 %
Female Literacy 73.44 % 64.43 %
Total Literate 51,837,507 40,524,545
Male Literate 28,040,491 22,809,662
Female Literate 23,797,016 17,714,883

Tamil Nadu Population by Religions – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 63,188,168 87.58 %
Christian 4,418,331 6.12 %
Muslim 4,229,479 5.86 %
Not Available 188,586 0.26 %
Jain 89,265 0.12 %
Sikh 14,601 0.02 %
Buddhist 11,186 0.02 %
Other Religion 7,414 0.01 %

Tamil Nadu Urban Population and Rural Population 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 51.60 % 48.40 %
Total Population 37,229,590 34,917,440
Male Population 18,679,065 17,458,910
Female Population 18,550,525 17,458,530
Population Growth 6.61 % 27.05 %
Sex Ratio 993 1000
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 936 952
Child Population (0-6) 3,911,302 3,512,530
Child Percentage (0-6) 10.51 % 10.06 %
Literates 24,502,195 27,335,312
Average Literacy 73.54 % 87.04 %
Male Literacy 82.04 % 91.80 %
Female Literacy 64.55 % 82.31 %

Tamil Nadu Big Cities Population 2011

Big Cities Population Male Female
Chennai (Municipal Corporation) 4,646,732 2,335,844 2,310,888
Coimbatore (Municipal Corporation) 1,050,721 526,163 524,558
Madurai (Municipal Corporation) 1,017,865 509,302 508,563
Tiruchirappalli (Municipal Corporation) 847,387 418,400 428,987
Salem (Municipal Corporation) 829,267 417,317 411,950
Tirunelveli (Municipal Corporation) 473,637 233,659 239,978
Ambattur (Municipality) 466,205 234,923 231,282
Tiruppur (Municipal Corporation) 444,352 227,311 217,041
Avadi (Municipality) 345,996 175,658 170,338
Tiruvottiyur (Municipality) 249,446 125,300 124,146

Tamil Nadu Large Metropolitan Population 2011

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Chennai 8,653,521 4,358,612 4,294,909
Coimbatore 2,136,916 1,071,435 1,065,481
Madurai 1,465,625 733,821 731,804
Tiruchirappalli 1,022,518 507,632 514,886
Tiruppur 963,173 489,200 473,973
Salem 917,414 462,278 455,136
Erode 521,891 261,630 260,261

Tamil Nadu Literacy Rate 2011

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Tamil Nadu is 80.09 percent as per 2011 population census. Male 86.77%, Female 73.44%
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Tamil Nadu stood at 73.45 percent. Male 82.42%, Female 64.43%

Tamil Nadu Density 2011

  • 2011: Total area of Tamil Nadu is 130,060 sq. km. Density of Tamil Nadu is 555 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Tamil Nadu was 480 per sq km

Tamil Nadu Sex Ratio 2011: Male Female Gender Ratio in 2011

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Tamil Nadu is Female 996 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Tamil Nadu is Female 987 / 1000 male

Tamil Nadu 2020 Population and 2021 Census Projected

Year Projected Population
2011 72,147,030 7.21 Crore
2012 73,447,335 7.34 Crore
2013 74,744,601 7.47 Crore
2014 76,038,376 7.60 Crore
2015 77,328,222 7.73 Crore
2016 78,613,713 7.86 Crore
2017 79,894,437 7.99 Crore
2018 81,169,994 8.12 Crore
2019 82,439,997 8.24 Crore
2020 83,704,074 8.37 Crore
2021 84,961,863 8.50 Crore

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Article Title: 2020 Tamil Nadu Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census 2012-2020 and More
Article first published on November 24, 2019.