As per the census of 2001 the population of the district is 12,02,998 (6,37,913 males and 5,65,085 females) spread over an area of 5,048.00 sq. km. The population of the district forms only 1.99 percent of the state population. The density of the population is 238 persons per sq. km. And sex ratio 886. The rural-urban proportion is 82.32:17.68. the following table shows the tahsilwise area population of the district.
Sex Ratio - The ratio of females per thousand males in the district was 877 in the year 1971. It was nearly same 876 in the rural areas best remarkably higher in the Urban areas 898. The table given below shows the changes in the proportion of sexes during the period 1951-2001, both in the rural and urban areas.
Density - According to the Census 2001, the density of population in the district is 238 persons. The rural areas it recorded to 213 persons per sq. Km. Where as in the urban areas the density is 547 persons per sq. Km.
Density of Population Table [ Census 2001 ]
Rural-Urban Classification - Nearly 17.68 percent of the population lived in its 13 towns and rest 82.32 in the rural areas. The rural area extending over 4,659.19 sq. Km. Contained 963 villages and sustained population of 9,90,265 while Urban area has population of 2,12,733. The table given below shows the rural-urban composition of the population of the district tehsilwise.
Rural-Urban Classification of Population Table [ Census 2001]
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes - The Table given below shows the number of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the district, living both in the rural and urban areas of the District according to the Census 2001.