As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Karnataka is 6.11 Cr. Thus the population of Karnataka forms 5.05 percent of India in 2011. Karnataka has total population of 61,095,297 in which males were 30,966,657 while females were 30,128,640.
Total area of Karnataka is 191,791 square km. Thus the population Density of Karnataka is 319 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Karnataka is 75.36% which is greater than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 82.47% and the female literacy rate is 68.08% in Karnataka.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Karnataka is 973 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Karnataka is at 948 which is higher than 918 of India.
In Karnataka out of total population, 27,872,597 were engaged in work activities. 83.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 16.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 27,872,597 workers engaged in Main Work, 6,038,309 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 5,119,921 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Karnataka, 38.67% people lived in urban regions while 61.33% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 23,625,962 out of which 12,037,303 were males while remaining 11,588,659 were females. In rural areas of Karnataka, male population was 18,929,354 while female population was 18,539,981.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Karnataka was 963 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Karnataka was 946 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Karnataka were 2,643,388 which is 11.19% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Karnataka was 979 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Karnataka was 950 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Karnataka for urban regions was 85.78 percent in which males were 90.04% literate while female literacy stood at 81.36%. The total literate population of Karnataka was 40,647,322. Similarly in rural areas of Karnataka, the average literacy rate was 68.73 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 77.61% and 59.71% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Karnataka were 22,649,176.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||950||946|
List of districts of Karnataka with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Karnataka is divided into 30 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. Bangalore is the largest district of Karnataka by population, while the least populated district of Karnataka is Kodagu.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Karnataka sorted by population.