Ludhiana, the largest city of Punjab, has a total population of 16,13,878. It is the most populous city of Punjab.
The population of Ludhiana district is 34,98,739 with 20,69,708 people living in urban areas and 14,19,031 people living in rural areas. This is highest amongst all districts of Punjab, followed by Amritsar.
All these figures are according to census of India held in 2011.
Population Density of Ludhiana
Amongst all the districts of Punjab, Ludhiana has the highest population density of 978. It is much higher than the state average of 551 and national average of 382. In Ludhiana district, more number of people live in urban areaa as compared to rural areaa.
Literacy Rate In Ludhiana
Literacy rate in Ludhiana district is 82.2%. This is higher than the literacy rate in Punjab, which is 75.8%. This is 8.1% increase from the corresponding figure of 2001 i.e. 76.5%.
The male literacy rate at 86.0% is higher than the female literacy rate of 77.9%. According to these figures, Ludhiana ranks fourth amongst all districts of the state. The Hoshiarpur district has highest literacy rate.
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Sex ratio in Ludhiana
Sex ratio is measured as number of females per thousand males. The sex ratio in Ludhiana district is 873. It is 897 in rural population and 857 in urban population. The figures for rural population are better than the urban population.
The low sex ratio in Ludhiana has always been a matter of concern. With the effors of the state government and the public awareness, it has improved during the last decade but its still low. It was 824 in 2001 and it has improved by 49 points during 2001 to 2011.
By Sukhminder Singh