A beautifully planned city well known internationally due to its architecture, and of course, the only union territory to house an international cricket stadium; that's what Chandigarh is known as, to any Indian. Lakes, gardens and museum complement the world renowned architectures of the city. With a blend of Punjab and Haryana to spice it up, Chandigarh poses as an important city in India. Chandigarh seems to have progressed far better than any Indian region. With a population density of above 9000, it has become the union territory with 2nd greatest population density. It's no wonder, since around 10 lacs people live in Chandigarh in a small area of just around 100 kilometer square.
The population growth rate of Chandigarh is average, and is comparable with India's overall population growth, according to census 2011. But, the good news starts from the fact that, Chandigarh has been working on reducing the growth rate in the last decade, and has succeeded in bringing it down by more than 20%. There has also been positive improvement in literacy levels and gender ratio in Chandigarh. The literacy level in females has shown more than 5% increase.
The extremely progressive population of Chandigarh seems to be great at urbanization as well. Chandigarh is the only union territory with more than 90% of developed area, and only a 2% or so people living in villages. As developed is the urban land, the rural area on the other hand, seems to be receding. Female literacy levels here are a great cause of concern. And the population in the rural areas seems to be deteriorating at a rate of more than 50%. Chandigarh is the capital to both Haryana and Punjab. So, it's no wonder, it earns highest in all of India. It is also culturally diverse, due to this arrangement.
Chandigarh Table Data
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Chandigarh Population 2011
As per details from Census 2011, Chandigarh has population of 10.55 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 9.01 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Chandigarh as per 2011 census is 1,055,450 of which male and female are 580,663 and 474,787 respectively. In 2001, total population was 900,635 in which males were 506,938 while females were 393,697.
The total population growth in this decade was 17.19 percent while in previous decade it was 40.33 percent. The population of Chandigarh forms 0.09 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.09 percent.
The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Chandigarh is Chandigarh.
The languages spoken in the Chandigarh state includes Hindi, Punjabi and English. In total Chandigarh (CH) state comprises 1 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Chandigarh state is CH.
Chandigarh Literacy Rate 2011
Literacy rate in Chandigarh has seen upward trend and is 86.05 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 89.99 percent while female literacy is at 81.19 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Chandigarh stood at 81.94 percent of which male and female were 86.14 percent and 76.47 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Chandigarh stands at 805,438 of which males were 465,346 and females were 340,092.
Chandigarh Density 2011
Total area of Chandigarh is 114 sq. km. Density of Chandigarh is 9,258 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Chandigarh was 7,900 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Chandigarh Sex Ratio
Sex Ratio in Chandigarh is 818 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 777 per 1000 males in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh Religious Data
Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Chandigarh state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Chandigarh. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Chandigarh state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Chandigarh Population Census 2011.
Chandigarh Population 2015
What is the population of Chandigarh in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Chandigarh was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Chandigarh state was 1,055,450.
Chandigarh Urban/Rural Population 2011
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Chandigarh Urban Population 2011
Out of total population of Chandigarh, 97.25% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 1,026,459 of which 563,513 are males and while remaining 462,946 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 97.25 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Chandigarh was 822 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 880 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Chandigarh were 115,164. Of total population in urban region, 11.22 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Chandigarh for Urban regions was 86.19 percent in which males were 90.11% literate while female literacy stood at 65.32%. Total literates in urban region of Chandigarh were 785,477.
Chandigarh Rural Population 2011
Of the total population of Chandigarh state, around 2.75 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 17,150 and 11,841 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Chandigarh state was 28,991. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 2.75%.
In rural regions of Chandigarh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 690 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 871 girls per 1000 boys. In Chandigarh, 4,270 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 14.73 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Chandigarh, literacy rate for males and female stood at 85.77 % and 47.55 %. Average literacy rate in Chandigarh for rural areas was 80.75 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 19,961.
Chandigarh Metropolitan/City Population
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Chandigarh Districts Population
|Largest District by Population in Chandigarh
Chandigarh Census 2011 Conclusion
The official census 2011 of Chandigarh has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Chandigarh. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Chandigarh was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Chandigarh have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.