Bangalore : Karnataka with a population of over 6.10 crore ranks ninth in the population chart of India and accounts for 5.05 percent of countrys population of 121 crore in 2011, as per the Primary Census Abstract (PCA) of 2011.
Of the 6,10,95,297 persons enumerated in the state, 3,09,66,657 are males and 3,01,28,640 females, Director Census Operations Karnataka, T K Anil Kumar said releasing the first set of final data from the population exercise held in February 2011 here on May 23, Thursday.
Bangalore is the most populated district with a population of 96.22 lakh and accounts for 15.75 percent of the states total population. Kodagu district is the least populated district with a share of 0.91 per cent.
The state has also been witnessing constant increase in the Effective Literacy Rate (ELR) over the past decades. In continuation of the trend, ELR of the state increased from 66.64 percent in 2001 to 75.36 percent in 2011 as per the Primary Census Data (PCA) of 2011. Among districts, Dakshina Kannada with an overall literacy rate of 88.57 percent retains the top position closely followed by Bangalore district (87.67 percent) and Udupi District (86.24 percent).
As against 1,04,01,918 households in the 2001 census, the state has 1,33,57,027 households as per 2011 census. The number of households has registered a decadal growth rate of 28.41 percent.
Among the districts, Yadgir district with 16.20 percent has the highest proportion of child population component in its total population. Udupi district with 8.76 percent has the least proportion of child population component in its total population.
If there was a female population of 1094 per every 1000 male population in Udupi district, the number stood at 1020 in DK district and 1019 in Kodagu district.