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Karnataka Population

Karnataka is the eight largest state by population, its located in the south west of India bordering Telangana and Tamilnadu to the east, Kerala to the south and Arabian sea to the west. The Karnataka population in 2018 is 66 million(estimate on Feb 2019 by Aadhar India). its area is 191,791 sq km and ranks 8th largest in India, with the land area 5.83% of coverage. Kannada is the main language is most widely spoken and official language in Karnataka State.
Karnataka Population

As per census 1901 the Karnataka State Population is 13 million and in 1931 census it is rise to 14.6 million. By 1951 after the India's Independence the census was recorded 19.4 million with a growth rate of 9.38% to 19.36%. In 2001 the population of Karnataka reached 52 million with a average growth of 17% to 26%. The last census in 2011 recorded with a population of 61 million with a growth of 15.9%. In 2007 the state had a birth rate of 2.2%, a death rate of 0.7%, an infant mortality rate of 5.5% and a maternal mortality rate of 0.2%. Karnataka State Fertility rates are falling at a fast pace, the State's record being 1.8 children per women of productive age.

Census yearPersonsAbsolutePercentageMalesFemales
190113,054,754--6,582,1056,472,649
191113,525,251470,4973.66,827,8016,697,450
192113,377,599-147,652-1.096,793,7186,583,881
193114,632,9921,255,3939.387,445,4587,187,534
194116,255,3681,622,37611.098,294,0437,961,325
195119,401,9563,146,58819.369,866,9239,535,033
196123,586,7724,184,81621.5712,040,92311,545,849
197129,299,0145,712,24224.2214,971,90014,327,114
198137,135,7147,836,70026.7518,922,62718,213,087
199144,977,2017,841,48721.1222,951,91722,025,284
200152,850,5627,873,36117.5126,898,91825,951,644
201161,095,2978,244,73515.630,966,65730,128,640


Religions

The diverse linguistic and religious ethnicity that are native to Karnataka State, combined with their long histories, have contributed significantly to the cultural heritage of the state. As on last census 51 million(84.00%) of the population were Hindu, 7.8 million, about 12.92% were Muslim, 1.1 million (1.87%) were Christian, 0.72% were Jains around 440,280, 95,710(0.16%) were Buddhist, 28,773(0.05%) were Sikh and 0.02% were belonging to other religions.0.27 % of the population did not state their religion

Hindu
Muslim
Christian
Sikh
Buddhist
Jain
ReligionPersonsPercentageMalesFemales
Hindu5131747284.002601798325299489
Muslim789306512.9240078713885194
Christian11426471.87557436585211
Sikh287730.051595512818
Buddhist957100.165501540695
Jain4402800.72225544214736
Others112630.0257045559
Not Stated1660870.278114984938


Literacy

The Karnataka State Literacy is 75.60% and sex ratio is 973 per 1000 males. As per the 2011 census, Karnataka had a literacy rate of 75.60%, with 82.85% of males and 68.13% of females in the state being literate. In 2001 the literacy rate of the state were 67.04%, with 76.29% of males and 57.45% of females being literate. Literacy rate increased to 9% more at 2011 census from 66.64 percent in 2001 to 75.60 percent. Urban male literacy rate has crossed 90%.


Languages

Kannada is the most widely spoken in the state and official language and spoken as a native language by about 66.53%, Kannada Population is 44.6 million in Karnataka compared to 66.26% of the people as of 2001. Other linguistic minorities in the state were Urdu 10.83%(6.6 million) compared to 10.54%, 3.5 million Telugu 5.84 compared 7.03% in 2001, Tamil (3.4% in 2011 vs 3.57% in 2001, Marathi with 3.3%, Tulu with 2.6%), Hindi (2.56%), Konkani (1.29%), Malayalam (1.26%).

LanguagesPersonsPercentageRuralUrban
Kannada40,651,09066.537229,040,96211,610,128
Urdu6,618,32410.83282,142,1044,476,220
Telugu3,569,4005.84231,617,8941,951,506
Tamil2,110,1283.4538332,5781,777,550
Marathi2,064,9063.37981,237,722827,184
Hindi2,013,3643.29541,088,225925,139
Tulu1,595,0382.6107989,173605,865
Konkani788,2941.2903357,372430,922
Malayalam774,0571.2670339,952434,105
Gujarati114,6160.187611,083103,533
Coorgi/Kodagu110,5080.180976,42134,087
Bengali87,9630.144021,59566,368
Odia64,1190.104916,21247,907
Tibetan27,5440.045124,3143,230
Punjabi25,9810.04251,08524,896
Nepali19,2740.03153,94015,334
Sindhi16,9540.02788616,868
Assamese9,8710.01622,9846,887
Manipuri4,1030.00673033,800
Kashmiri3,3880.00558332,555
Bhili2,6210.00431,667954


Disability Population in Karnataka

Type of disabilityTotal PersonsCultivatorsAgriculture laborHHIOther workers
Total disabled population50390210203812277819029260057
In Seeing1037511933322978327358167
In Hearing1062912059523772415257772
In Speech35736879411027127014645
In Movement1049412320825825383052078
Mental Retardation19464405556536609096
Mental Illness430292313731821824
Any Other1109672088826845493658298
Multiple disability18450424253057268177


Income Distribution

Karnataka is the third largest state economy in India, one of the industrialized states in the country and is leading in driving India's economic growth. Economic growth and fast development of any state depends on Industrial policy. Agriculture is the major sector depended by rural population. The major crops in Karnataka state are Ragi, Jowar, Sugarcane, Rice, Coconut, Groundnuts, Coffee and Cotton. Karnataka stands at top among the states of the country in terms of manufacturing categories are Electronics, Computer, Garments, Aeronautics, Machine Tools, Electrical Engineering, Aluminium and Steel. Karnataka economic model is most progressive with just 5% of the country's population, the state contributes to 6% of GDP. Karnataka is leading IT industry in the country which was developed from 1995. Bengaluru is one of the largest technology cluster in the world after Silicon Valley.


Districts

Karnataka State has 30 districts and 4 administrative divisions. Bijapur is the biggest district in the State with an area of 17,069 Sq km covering 8.90% of the area of the State. Kodagu is the smallest district in the State with an area of 4102 Sq Km covering 2.14% of the total area of the State.

DistrictPopulation(2019 est.)Population(2011)Percentage
Belgaum5,353,2204,779,6617.82
Bagalkot 2,116,5221,889,7523.09
Bijapur2,438,6112,177,3313.56
Bidar1,907,6961,703,3002.79
Raichur2,160,2691,928,8123.16
Koppal1,556,7101,389,9202.28
Gadag1,192,3181,064,5701.74
Dharwad2,068,6661,847,0233.02
Uttara Kannada1,609,6291,437,1692.35
Haveri1,789,3881,597,6682.62
Bellary2,746,9062,452,5954.01
Chitradurga1,858,5911,659,4562.72
Davanagere2,178,9571,945,4973.18
Shimoga1,963,0831,752,7532.87
Udupi1,318,6441,177,3611.93
Chikmagalur1,274,5161,137,9611.86
Tumkur3,000,4582,678,9804.38
Bangalore10,776,1379,621,55115.75
Mandya2,022,4611,805,7692.96
Hassan1,989,5921,776,4212.91
Dakshina Kannada2,340,4072,089,6493.42
Kodagu621,061554,5190.91
Mysore3,361,2623,001,1274.91
Chamarajanagar1,143,2861,020,7911.67
Gulbarga2,874,2852,566,3264.20
Yadgir1,315,1841,174,2711.92
Kolar1,720,7691,536,4012.51
Chikkaballapura1,405,7161,255,1042.05
Bangalore Rural1,109,834990,9231.62
Ramanagara1,212,5521,082,6361.77



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