Patiala city, the erstwhile princely state, has a total population of 4,06,192.
The population of Patiala 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 Patiala
The population density of Patiala district is 570. It is higher than the state average of 551 and national average of 382. In Patiala district, more number of people live in rural area as compared to urban area.
Literacy Rate In Patiala
Literacy rate in Patiala district is 75.3%. This is slightly lower than the literacy rate in Punjab, which is 75.8%. This is 6.0% increase from the corresponding figure of 2001 i.e. 69.3%.
The male literacy rate at 80.2% is higher than the female literacy rate of 69.8%. The gap between male and female literacy rate is 10.4%. The Hoshiarpur district has highest literacy rate.
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Sex ratio in Patiala
Sex ratio is measured as number of females per thousand males. The sex ratio in Patiala district is 891. The figure is same for both rural and urban area.
The low sex ratio in Patiala 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 875 in 2001 and it has improved by 16 points during 2001 to 2011.
By Sukhminder Singh