Delhi Population Census data 2011
DelhiDelhi has been one of the most popular cities in the country since ages and many kings and leaders have ruled the country from Delhi. Delhi has evolved as a metropolitan country and has shown great signs of development. The presence of places of national importance and the presence of the governing body in the capital helps the overall development of Delhi as a city. The city currently is dealing with issues like pollution and population density that have gone up considerably in recent times.
The Population of Delhi according to the 2011 census stands at about 16 million, making it the 18th most populated state in India. The Union territory of Delhi is the capital of the country of India and as a result is home to considerable amount of population. The state is spread over an area of about 1483 sq. km. which is certainly not among the largest states in the country. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 11000 and this figure is alarming as it beats the density of any other state by a huge margin. The state has a growth rate of about 20% which slightly exceeds the national growth rate of about 17%. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 86% a figure that has always been high due to the city being the country's capital and home to some of the most important educational institutions. The sex ratio in Delhi leaves a lot to be desired as it is among the worst in the country which is not a good figure for the capital of the country. The statistics in the Delhi Census 2011 reveal facts that can be instrumental in planning for a better development plan for the state.
Delhi Population 2011As per details from Census 2011, Delhi has population of 1.68 Crores, an increase from figure of 1.39 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Delhi as per 2011 census is 16,787,941 of which male and female are 8,987,326 and 7,800,615 respectively. In 2001, total population was 13,850,507 in which males were 7,607,234 while females were 6,243,273.
Delhi Population Growth RateThe total population growth in this decade was 21.21 percent while in previous decade it was 46.31 percent. The population of Delhi forms 1.39 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 1.35 percent.
Delhi Literacy Rate 2011Literacy rate in Delhi has seen upward trend and is 86.21 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 90.94 percent while female literacy is at 68.85 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Delhi stood at 81.67 percent of which male and female were 87.33 percent and 75.24 percent literate respectively.
In actual numbers, total literates in Delhi stands at 12,737,767 of which males were 7,194,856 and females were 5,542,911.
Delhi Density 2011Total area of Delhi is 1,483 sq. km. Density of Delhi is 11,320 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Delhi was 9,340 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Delhi Sex RatioSex Ratio in Delhi is 868 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 821 per 1000 males in Delhi.
|Approximate Population||1.68 Crores||1.39 Crore|
|Percantage of total Population||1.39%||1.35%|
|Child Sex Ratio||871||942|
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)||2,012,454||2,016,849|
|Male Population (0-6 Age)||1,075,440||1,079,618|
|Female Population (0-6 Age)||937,014||937,231|
|Literacy||86.21 %||81.67 %|
|Male Literacy||90.94 %||87.33 %|
|Female Literacy||68.85 %||75.24 %|
Delhi Urban Population 2011Out of total population of Delhi, 97.50% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 16,368,899 of which 8,761,005 are males and while remaining 7,607,894 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 97.50 percent.
Sex Ratio in urban regions of Delhi was 868 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 873 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Delhi were 1,955,738. Of total population in urban region, 11.95 % were children (0-6).
Average Literacy rate in Delhi for Urban regions was 86.32 percent in which males were 90.98% literate while female literacy stood at 69.06%. Total literates in urban region of Delhi were 12,441,167.
Delhi Rural Population 2011Of the total population of Delhi state, around 2.50 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 226,321 and 192,721 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Delhi state was 419,042. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 2.50%.
In rural regions of Delhi state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 852 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 814 girls per 1000 boys. In Delhi, 56,716 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 13.53 percent of total rural population.
In rural areas of Delhi, literacy rate for males and female stood at 89.37 % and 60.87 %. Average literacy rate in Delhi for rural areas was 81.86 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 296,600.
|Population (%)||2.50 %||97.50 %|
|Population Growth||-55.64 %||26.83 %|
|Child Sex Ratio (0-6)||814||873|
|Child Population (0-6)||56,716||1,955,738|
|Child Percentage (0-6)||13.53 %||11.95 %|
|Average Literacy||81.86 %||86.32 %|
|Male Literacy||89.37 %||90.98 %|
|Female Literacy||60.87 %||69.06 %|
Delhi Census 2011 ConclusionThe official census 2011 of Delhi has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Delhi. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Delhi was also done by officials conducting population census.
Figures of population census 2011 Delhi have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.
|Large cities of Delhi||Population||Male||Female|
|Delhi (Municipal Corporation)||11,007,835||5,871,362||5,136,473|
|Large Urban Agglomeration of Delhi||Population||Male||Female|
|Largest District by Population in Delhi||Population||Male||Female|
|North West Delhi||3,656,539||1,960,922||1,695,617|
|South West Delhi||2,292,958||1,246,046||1,046,912|
|North East Delhi||2,241,624||1,188,425||1,053,199|