With a population of 34.7 million, Kerala is ranked twelfth in terms of most populous states in India. Know more on population growth, sex ratio and literacy rate in Kerala.
Population of Kerala
|Current Population of Kerala in 2018||34,742,592 (3.47 Crore)|
|Population of Kerala in 2017||34,523,726|
|Population of Kerala in 2016||34,334,885|
|Total Males in Kerala||16,021,290 (2011)|
|Total Females||17,366,387 (2011)|
|Sex Ratio in Kerala||1084 females per 1,000 males|
Population of Kerala - Located in South-western part of India, Kerala is the leading state of India in terms of social development. The state is currently home to about 2.76% of India's total population. Present Population of Kerala is estimated to be 34.7 million. A large number of population in Kerala belongs to Malayali ethnicity. In terms of Population, Kerala is the twelfth largest state of India. Kerala is the only state in the country which has the lowest positive population growth rate in India. During 2001-2011, the state has added only 1.5 million people to its population. Thus, Kerala adds around 1.7 lakh people to its population each year which is considered to be descent in India. The state has shown major signs of improvement in social development of the people living there. The state also tops the chart in maintaining a highest literacy rate of 95% which is far above the national figure of 74.04% in India. There are 1084 women available for every 1000 males in the state, thus its sex ratio is considered to be the best of all Indian states. With a total human count of 4 million, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the most populous place in Kerala.
Current Population of Kerala in 2018
Kerala leads the chart in controlling its population growth in comparison with all other states in India. As of 2018, its population is estimated to be 34,742,592. Thus, Kerala recorded a growth of 0.2 million in its annual population in year 2018.
Population of Kerala in 2017
Population growth in Kerala has been on a reversing order in comparison with other states of India. The state was recorded an to be 34,523,726 in 2017. The annual growth rate in Population is less than 1%. In year 2016, its population was 34,334,885. Thus, Population growth in Kerala is marginally on the lower side if compared with other states of India. Population of Kerala in 2017 was 34.5 crore.
Population of Kerala in 2015
Kerala records a descent growth of below 0.5% every year to its existing population. The state has a high number of literacy rate (95%) which is consider as a good indicator of growth in a developing economy like India. Population of Kerala in 2015 was estimated to be 34,040,350 (34 million).
Population of Kerala in 2014
According to Census of India, Kerala was home to over 33.8 million people in India. Population growth rate in Kerala is decreasing as compared with other states of India. From a figure of 33,715,202 in 2013, it has reached 33,878,803 in 2014.
Population Growth in Kerala
As compared to population growth with other states of India, Kerala's population growth is considered to be lowest in India. Every year, the state adds around 1.7 lakh people to its population which is low in comparison with other states in the country. From 1951 to 1991, Population growth in Kerala was steady, from there on there has been a decrease in the population growth rate. Between 1991 to 2001, there was a growth of 9.4% in population of Kerala, this further was down to 4.9% in last finished Census of 2011. Kerala has witnessed a slow population growth rate in the last 20 years.
Population of Kerala by Religion
Kerala's religious population presents a cultural backdrop of various religions living together with peace and harmony. Hinduism is the most dominant religion with 56% Kerala Hindus in the state. Islam is the second largest group with a population of 24.7%. There are many languages that are widely spoken in Kerala. Malayalam is the official language of the state. Almost 96% of the total population in Kerala speaks Malayalam, followed by Tamil which is spoken by Tamil people in the state.
According to Census of India 2011, about 2.8 million Keralites reside outside India. This Keralites are permanently settled abroad. More than 70% of these are settled in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. Muslims forms 45% of this majority followed by Hindus (37.5%) and Christians (17.5%) respectively.
What is the Population of Kerala
According to recent estimates (Census of India), current population of Kerala is estimated to 34.7 million in 2018.
Current Population of Kerala
Growth of Population in Kerala
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|source: Census of India|