Maharashtra Population Census data 2011

Maharashtra

The recently concluded 'Indian Census 2011' showed that the population of India has crossed the 1 billion mark and the population of Maharashtra is somewhere around the 110 million. Considered to be one of India's leading states in terms of revenue and contribution to the GDP, the Maharashtra Census 2011 bore some interesting results. Mumbai, a city that is considered to be the financial capital of India is part of the state of Maharashtra and has a population of over 100 million, making it the country's most populous city. Maharashtra also has other cities like Pune, Nashik and Nagpur which are more densely populated than other areas. People from different parts of India over the years have shifted to Maharashtra in general and Mumbai in particular in search of livelihood. Mumbai is one of the major metro cities in India with a widely cosmopolitan culture and a vibrant way of life.

The Maharashtra census 2011 showed that the population of the state is growing by about 16% each year which is slightly below the national average of about 17%. The state of Maharashtra is the third largest state in the country with an area of about .3 million Sq. Km. The state is located in western India and has a long coastline to its west. The state has many places of national importance and some of the prime airports and ports in the country. Maharashtra borders the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. The state has a sex ratio of about 940 which is fairly equal to the national average. The state has a literacy rate of over 80% which puts it among the top states in terms of literacy.

The Maharashtra census 2011 shows that the state is doing well in terms of literacy rate and sex ratio and continues its march towards being one of the leading states in the country.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Maharashtra is Mumbai. The languages spoken in the Maharashtra state includes Marathi. In total Maharashtra (MH) state comprises 35 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Maharashtra state is MH.

Maharashtra Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Maharashtra has population of 11.24 Crores, an increase from figure of 9.69 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Maharashtra as per 2011 census is 112,374,333 of which male and female are 58,243,056 and 54,131,277 respectively. In 2001, total population was 96,878,627 in which males were 50,400,596 while females were 46,478,031.

Maharashtra Population Growth Rate

The total population growth in this decade was 15.99 percent while in previous decade it was 22.57 percent. The population of Maharashtra forms 9.28 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 9.42 percent.

Maharashtra Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Maharashtra has seen upward trend and is 82.34 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 88.38 percent while female literacy is at 69.87 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Maharashtra stood at 76.88 percent of which male and female were 85.97 percent and 67.03 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Maharashtra stands at 81,554,290 of which males were 45,257,584 and females were 36,296,706.

Maharashtra Density 2011

Total area of Maharashtra is 307,713 sq. km. Density of Maharashtra is 365 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Maharashtra was 315 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Maharashtra Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Maharashtra is 929 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 922 per 1000 males in Maharashtra.

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 11.24 Crores 9.69 Crore
Actual Population 112,374,333 96,878,627
Male 58,243,056 50,400,596
Female 54,131,277 46,478,031
Population Growth 15.99% 22.57%
Percantage of total Population 9.28% 9.42%
Sex Ratio 929 922
Child Sex Ratio 894 953
Density/km2 365 315
Density/mi2 946 815
Area km2 307,713 307,713
Area mi2 118,809 118,809
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 13,326,517 13,671,126
Male Population (0-6 Age) 7,035,391 7,146,432
Female Population (0-6 Age) 6,291,126 6,524,694
Literacy 82.34 % 76.88 %
Male Literacy 88.38 % 85.97 %
Female Literacy 69.87 % 67.03 %
Total Literate 81,554,290 63,965,943
Male Literate 45,257,584 37,184,963
Female Literate 36,296,706 26,780,980

Maharashtra Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Maharashtra, 45.22% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 50,818,259 of which 26,704,022 are males and while remaining 24,114,237 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 45.22 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Maharashtra was 903 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 899 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Maharashtra were 5,637,563. Of total population in urban region, 11.09 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Maharashtra for Urban regions was 88.69 percent in which males were 92.12% literate while female literacy stood at 75.75%. Total literates in urban region of Maharashtra were 40,071,529.

Maharashtra Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Maharashtra state, around 54.78 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 31,539,034 and 30,017,040 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Maharashtra state was 61,556,074. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 54.78%.

In rural regions of Maharashtra state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 952 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 890 girls per 1000 boys. In Maharashtra, 7,688,954 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 12.49 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Maharashtra, literacy rate for males and female stood at 85.15 % and 64.80 %. Average literacy rate in Maharashtra for rural areas was 77.01 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 41,482,761.
Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 54.78 % 45.22 %
Total Population 61,556,074 50,818,259
Male Population 31,539,034 26,704,022
Female Population 30,017,040 24,114,237
Population Growth 10.36 % 23.64 %
Sex Ratio 952 903
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 890 899
Child Population (0-6) 7,688,954 5,637,563
Child Percentage (0-6) 12.49 % 11.09 %
Literates 41,482,761 40,071,529
Average Literacy 77.01 % 88.69 %
Male Literacy 85.15 % 92.12 %
Female Literacy 64.80 % 75.75 %

Maharashtra Census 2011 Conclusion

The official census 2011 of Maharashtra has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Maharashtra. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Maharashtra was also done by officials conducting population census.

Figures of population census 2011 Maharashtra have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.
Large cities of Maharashtra Population Male Female
Mumbai (Municipal Corporation) 12,478,447 6,736,815 5,741,632
Pune (Municipal Corporation) 3,115,431 1,602,137 1,513,294
Nagpur (Municipal Corporation) 2,405,421 1,226,610 1,178,811
Thane (Municipal Corporation) 1,818,872 966,293 852,579
Pimpri and Chinchwad (Municipal Corporation) 1,729,359 945,953 783,406
Nashik (Municipal Corporation) 1,486,973 784,995 701,978
Kalyan and Dombivali (Municipal Corporation) 1,246,381 650,075 596,306
Vasai Virar (Municipal Corporation) 1,221,233 649,535 571,698
Aurangabad (Municipal Corporation) 1,171,330 610,377 560,953
Navi Mumbai (Municipal Corporation) 1,119,477 611,501 507,976

Large Urban Agglomeration of Maharashtra Population Male Female
Mumbai 18,414,288 9,894,088 8,520,200
Pune 5,049,968 2,659,484 2,390,484
Nagpur 2,497,777 1,275,750 1,222,027
Nashik 1,562,769 824,641 738,128
Aurangabad 1,189,376 620,097 569,279

Largest District by Population in Maharashtra Population Male Female
Thane 11,060,148 5,865,078 5,195,070
Pune 9,429,408 4,924,105 4,505,303
Mumbai Suburban 9,356,962 5,031,323 4,325,639
Nashik 6,107,187 3,157,186 2,950,001
Nagpur 4,653,570 2,384,975 2,268,595
Ahmadnagar 4,543,159 2,342,825 2,200,334
Solapur 4,317,756 2,227,852 2,089,904
Jalgaon 4,229,917 2,197,365 2,032,552
Kolhapur 3,876,001 1,980,658 1,895,343
Aurangabad 3,701,282 1,924,469 1,776,813
Nanded 3,361,292 1,730,075 1,631,217
Mumbai City 3,085,411 1,684,608 1,400,803
Satara 3,003,741 1,510,842 1,492,899
Amravati 2,888,445 1,480,768 1,407,677
Sangli 2,822,143 1,435,728 1,386,415
Yavatmal 2,772,348 1,419,965 1,352,383
Raigarh 2,634,200 1,344,345 1,289,855
Buldana 2,586,258 1,337,560 1,248,698
Bid 2,585,049 1,349,106 1,235,943
Latur 2,454,196 1,273,140 1,181,056
Chandrapur 2,204,307 1,123,834 1,080,473
Dhule 2,050,862 1,054,031 996,831
Jalna 1,959,046 1,011,473 947,573
Parbhani 1,836,086 942,870 893,216
Akola 1,813,906 932,334 881,572
Osmanabad 1,657,576 861,535 796,041
Nandurbar 1,648,295 833,170 815,125
Ratnagiri 1,615,069 761,121 853,948
Gondiya 1,322,507 661,554 660,953
Wardha 1,300,774 668,385 632,389
Bhandara 1,200,334 605,520 594,814
Washim 1,197,160 620,302 576,858
Hingoli 1,177,345 606,294 571,051
Gadchiroli 1,072,942 541,328 531,614

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Largest District (km²)
1 Ahmadnagar 17048
2 Pune 15643
3 Nashik 15530
4 Solapur 14895
5 Gadchiroli 14412
Percentage of Child
1 Jalna 14.67 %
2 Nandurbar 14.57 %
3 Aurangabad 14.39 %
4 Hingoli 14.08 %
5 Parbhani 14.01 %
High Density
1 Mumbai Suburban 20980
2 Mumbai City 19652
3 Thane 1157
4 Pune 603
5 Kolhapur 504
Top Population Growth
1 Thane 36.01 %
2 Pune 30.37 %
3 Aurangabad 27.76 %
4 Nandurbar 25.66 %
5 Nashik 22.30 %
High Literacy
1 Mumbai Suburban 89.91 %
2 Mumbai City 89.21 %
3 Nagpur 88.39 %
4 Akola 88.05 %
5 Amravati 87.38 %
High Sex Ratio
1 Ratnagiri 1122
2 Sindhudurg 1036
3 Gondiya 999
4 Satara 988
5 Gadchiroli 982