Country’s IT hub Bangalore has the lowest sex ratio at just 908 females per 1,000 males as per Census 2011 which pegged Karnataka’s population at 6.11 crore.

Bangalore has also emerged as the most populous district in Karnataka with the population falling short of the one crore mark by less than five lakh.

As per the provisional population total compiled by the Census Directorate, Karnataka has a population of 6,11,30,704 comprising 3,10,57,742 men and 3,00,72,962 women and the population in Bangalore district stood at 95,88,910.

Population growth rate in the state declined to 15.67 per cent from 17.51 per cent in 1991-2001, State Census Director Anil Kumar told reporters here.

The male-female ratio in the State rose marginally to 968 females per 1000 males as against 965 in 2001.

Perceptible increase in sex ratio was seen in Kodagu (+23), Chikmagalur (+21), Chamarajanagar (+18), Dharwad (+18), Shimoga (+17) and Mysore (+18). The sex ratio declined in Udupi (—37), Dakshina Kannada (—4) and Kolar (—1).

Udupi has 1093 females per 1,000 males, Kodagu 1,019 and Dakshina Kannada 1,018, it said.

The State’s literacy rate increased from 66.64 per cent in 2001 to 75.60 per cent in 2011. Male literacy has gone up from 76.10 per cent in 2001 to 82.25 in 2011 and female literacy from 56.87 per cent in 2001 to 68 per cent in 2011.

Dakshina Kannada recorded the highest literacy rate of 88.62 per cent and Yadgir the lowest rate of 52.36 per cent.