Tripura Population | Census 2011 Details
Tripura is a small state in the northeastern part of India. According to the 2011 Census, Tripura has a population of 36.74 Lakhs (36,73,917 to be precise) with a density of 350 persons per sq. km, an increase of about 4 lakhs from the previous census that took place in 2001.
Tripura has become the 2nd most populous state in North-East India after Assam. As per the latest census, Out of a total population of 36,73,917, males and females are 18,74,376 and 17.99,541 respectively. In 2001 the total population was 31,99,203 out of which males and females were 16,42,225 and 15,56,978 respectively.
The absolute population growth in this decade was 14.84 percent while in the earlier ten years, it was 15.74 percent. The number of inhabitants in Tripura shaped 0.30 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.31 percent.
Some Highlights From Census 2011
- The complete number of families expanded from 6,64,334 in 2001 to 8,55,556 in 2011 (an increment of 28.8%).
- The Sex Proportion is 960 (in 2001 it was 948); whereas India’s Sex Proportion is 943.
- The literacy rate of Tripura state according to the 2011 census is 87.22% (which was 73.19% in 2001) out of which 91.53% of Males are proficient and 82.73% of females are educated.
- The population of children between 0-6 years expanded from 4,36,446 in 2001 to 4,58,014 in 2011 (expanded by 5%).
- Out of the total population, 73.83% of the population lives in Urban areas, and 26.17% lives in Rural areas.
- The SC (Schedule Cast) Population comprises 17.8% and the ST (Schedule Tribe) population comprises 31.76% of the total population respectively.
Tripura Population & Census Data 2011
|Total Area (sq. km)||10,486|
|Percentage of the India’s Population||0.30 %|
|Male Population||18,74,376 (51.02%)|
|Female Population||17,99,541 (49.98%)|
|Children Population (0-6 Years)||4,58,014|
|Population Density (per sq. km)||350|
|Population Growth||14.84 %|
|Literacy Rate||87.22 %|
|Male Literacy||91.53 %|
|Female Literacy||82.73 %|
|Schedule Cast||17.83 %|
|Schedule Tribe||31.76 %|
Religion wise Tripura’s Population
Hinduism is the major religion in the territory of Tripura with 83.40 % devotees. Islam is the second most famous religion with roughly 8.60 % following it.
In Tripura, Christianity is followed by 4.35 %, Buddhism by 3.41 %, Sikhism by 0.03 %, and Jainism by 0.02 % People. Around 0.04 % expressed ‘Other Religion’, and roughly 0.14 % expressed ‘No Specific Religion’.
|Other Religions||1514||0.04 %|
|No Specific Religion||5261||0.14 %|
Tripura’s Urban & Rural Population
About 26.17 % of individuals live in Urban areas of Tripura. During the period of 2001 to 2011, the population of the urban areas shows a huge rise of about 76.17 % and is continuously rising. The Sex Proportion in those areas was 973 Females for every 1000 Males and the average literacy rate was 93.47 %.
Whereas Tripura’s rural areas are leading with around 73.83 % percent of people living in the villages of Tripura. The population growth in those areas was very little, about 2.22 % for the last decade (2001-2011). The sex proportion was 955 females for every 1000 males and the average literacy rate for those areas was 84.90 %.
|Urban Area||Rural Area|
|Area (sq. km.)||391.88||10094.12|
|No. of Households||2,38,974||6,16,582|
|Percentage of Population||26.17 %||73.83 %|
|Literacy Percentage||84.46 %||73.47 %|
District Wise Population and Other Data
According to Census 2011, Tripura had 4 districts, named (I) West Tripura, (II) South Tripura, (III) North Tripura, and (IV) Dhalai. Here you can find out the district-wise population of Tripura in tabulated Format.
|District||Area (sq. km)||Male |
|Total Population||Population |
Density (per sq. km)
|Growth Rate (2001-2011) |
The capital city which is likewise the biggest city in the territory of Tripura is Agartala. The International Organization for Standardization assigned “TR” as the ISO CODE of Tripura.
Languages of Tripura
As per Govt data, There are three official languages in Tripura- (I) Bengali, (II) English, and (III) Kokborok (Tripuri). As Most of the people are Bengali, so the most widely used language here is Bengali. Kokborok is the most prominent language among the Tripuri people. English is used as mainly the Official Language of the State.
As indicated by the 2001 census of India, Bengalis addressed very nearly 70% of Tripura’s population while the Tripuri population added up to 30 percent.
Besides this, some other languages are also there which are spoken by some particular religious persons, e.g Odia, Manipuri, Mog, Chakma, Halam, Garo, and Bishnupriya Manipuri.
|Language||Number of People||Percentage of People|
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