Know the current (2021) population of Kerala and also the population according to the 2011 census.

Kerala Population


Estimated population in 2021

Estimated population of Kerala in 2021
34,698,876
Estimated population of males in 2021
16,650,132
Estimated population of females in 2021
18,048,743

Population as per 2011 census

Population
33,406,061
Male Population
16,029,780
Female Population
17,376,281
% of Male' Population
47.98%
% of Female' Population
52.02%
% of India' Population
2.76%
Sex Ratio
1,084
Child Sex Ratio
964
Density/km2
860
Density/mi2
2,227
Area (km2)
38,852
Area (mi2)
15,001
Child Population (0-6 Age)
3,472,955
Boys Population (0-6 Age)
1,768,244
Girls Population (0-6 Age)
1,704,711
Literacy
94.00%
Male Literacy
96.10%
Female Literacy
92.08%
Total Literates
28,135,824
Male Literates
13,704,903
Female Literates
14,430,921
Population Rural
17,471,135
Population Rural Percentage
52.30%
Population Urban
15,934,926
Population Urban Percentage
47.70%

Kerala Religious Data

Description
Population in 2020
Percentage
Estimated Population in 2021
Hindus
18,282,492
54.73%
18,990,024
Muslims
8,873,472
26.56%
9,216,875
Christians
6,141,269
18.38%
6,378,936
Sikhs
3,814
0.01%
3,962
Buddhists
4,752
0.01%
4,936
Jains
4,489
0.01%
4,663
Not Stated
88,155
0.26%
91,567
Others
7,618
0.02%
7,913
Total
33,406,061
100.00%
34,698,876

Kerala Population Facts

Description Districts As per 2011 census
Most Populous District Malappuram
4,112,920
Least Populous District Wayanad
817,420
District with Highest Sex Ratio Kannur
1,136
District with Lowest Sex Ratio Idukki
1,006
District with Highest Literacy Rate Kottayam
97.21%
District with Lowest Literacy Rate Wayanad
89.03%
District with Highest Population Density Thiruvananthapuram
1,509
District with Lowest Population Density Idukki
254

District-wise Population

S.No. District Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. Alappuzha
2,127,789
2,210,134
2. Ernakulam
3,282,388
3,409,416
3. Idukki
1,108,974
1,151,891
4. Kannur
2,523,003
2,620,643
5. Kasaragod
1,307,375
1,357,970
6. Kollam
2,635,375
2,737,364
7. Kottayam
1,974,551
2,050,966
8. Kozhikode
3,086,293
3,205,733
9. Malappuram
4,112,920
4,272,090
10. Palakkad
2,809,934
2,918,678
11. Pathanamthitta
1,197,412
1,243,752
12. Thiruvananthapuram
3,301,427
3,429,192
13. Thrissur
3,121,200
3,241,990
14. Wayanad
817,420
849,054

City-wise Population

S.No. City Name
As per 2011 census
Estimated Population in 2021
1. Alappuzha
174,176
180,917
2. Kochi
602,046
625,345
3. Kollam
348,657
362,150
4. Kozhikode
431,560
448,261
5. Palakkad
130,955
136,023
6. Thiruvananthapuram
743,691
772,472
7. Thrissur
315,957
328,185