Sikkim with a total population of 679,366 (2021) is one of the least populated state in India. Know more on current population, literacy rate and sex ratio of Sikkim in India.
Population of Sikkim
Population of Sikkim - Sikkim is one of the smallest states in India both in terms of population and area. The present population of Sikkim stands at 6.79 Lakhs as compared to last year figure of 6.72 Lakhs in 2020. According to Population Census of India, the total population of Sikkim was estimated to be 607,688 in 2011. Located near Himalayas in India, Sikkim is India's least populated state with just over 670,000 people living here. After Goa, Sikkim is the smallest state in India covering a total area of 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim with over 12% of its population living here. The Population growth in Sikkim is comparatively descent as compared to other states in India. Literacy rate in Sikkim is estimated at 82% which is relatively good for a hilly state in India. Good education facilities have contributed towards maintaining a better literacy rate in Sikkim. Sikkim has shown major signs of improvement in population census of India.
|Population of Sikkim in 2021||679,366|
|Total Male Population (2021)||357,890|
|Total Female Population (2021)||321,476|
|Sex Ratio in Sikkim||889 females per 1,000 males|
Population of Sikkim in 2021
The Himalayan state of Sikkim is the least populous state in India. Current Population of Sikkim in 2021 is estimated to be 679,366. However the same figure was recorded as 672,905 in 2020 and 665,821 in 2019. With a descent annual growth in its population, Sikkim is one of the smallest states of India in terms of Population. In 2018, its population was estimated to be 658,361. Sikkim witnesses an increase of 1.23% in its population on yearly basis. The state Population was estimated to be 651,586 in 2017.
Population of Sikkim in 2014
Sikkim's population eas estimated to be 629,898 (6.29 Lakhs) in 2014. Population of Sikkim has grown by 12.31% in the last 10 years. According to Population Census of India, Population of Sikkim is increasing at a descent rate as compared to other states in India. The state population was estimated to be 622,483 in 2013. Population growth in Sikkim is descent as compared with other states of India.
Sex Ratio in Sikkim
The state of Sikkim has a descent sex ratio in India. There are 889 females for every 1000 males in Sikkim going by the latest estimates. Also total male population stands at 357,890 while total number of females is 321,476 in Sikkim (2021). The above figures are provided by Government of Sikkim.
Literacy Rate in Sikkim
Literacy rate in Sikkim stands at 82.2%, which is relatively good in comparison to other states of India. The figure includes 87.3% of males and 76.4% of females. There are large of schools and colleges available in Sikkim for the people. Government schools are also available in large number as compared with private institutions. Government of Sikkim has started several steps to improve education systems in the state.
Population of Sikkim in 2011
Going by the figures of Census of India 2011, the population of Sikkim was estimated to be 607,688. It was ranked 28th in terms of Population by state in India. It is also one of India's least densely-populated states with only 86 persons living here in per square kilometer area.
Growth of Population in Sikkim
The growth of Population in Sikkim has been quiet significant. In the last 10 years, it has shown an increase of 12.3% starting from 2001. From a mere figure of 130,000 in 1951, the population of Sikkim has gone up to 679,366 in the current year 2021. In the last 60 years, there has been steady growth of Population in Sikkim, India.
Growth of Population in Sikkim