Maharashtra Population Census data 2011

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.

Maharashtra Table Data

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 894 913
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 75.87 % 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 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.

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.

Capital City

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 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 75.87 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.

Maharashtra Religious Data

Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Maharashtra state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Maharashtra. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Maharashtra state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Maharashtra Population Census 2011.

Maharashtra Population 2015

What is the population of Maharashtra in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Maharashtra was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Maharashtra state was 112,374,333.

Maharashtra Urban/Rural Population 2011

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 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.

Maharashtra Metropolitan/City Population

Large cities of Maharashtra Population Male Female
Mumbai (Municipal Corporation) 12,442,373 6,715,931 5,726,442
Pune (Municipal Corporation) 3,124,458 1,603,675 1,520,783
Nagpur (Municipal Corporation) 2,405,665 1,225,405 1,180,260
Thane (Municipal Corporation) 1,841,488 975,399 866,089
Pimpri and Chinchwad (Municipal Corporation) 1,727,692 942,533 785,159
Nashik (Municipal Corporation) 1,486,053 782,517 703,536
Kalyan and Dombivali (Municipal Corporation) 1,247,327 649,626 597,701
Vasai Virar (Municipal Corporation) 1,222,390 648,172 574,218
Aurangabad (Municipal Corporation) 1,175,116 609,206 565,910
Navi Mumbai (Municipal Corporation) 1,120,547 610,060 510,487

Large Urban Agglomeration of Maharashtra Population Male Female
Mumbai 18,394,912 9,872,271 8,522,641
Pune 5,057,709 2,656,240 2,401,469
Nagpur 2,497,870 1,274,138 1,223,732
Nashik 1,561,809 821,921 739,888
Aurangabad 1,193,167 618,845 574,322
Bhiwandi 735,681 431,704 303,977
Malegaon 576,642 293,402 283,240
Kolhapur 561,837 286,938 274,899
Sangali 513,961 259,320 254,641

Maharashtra Districts Population

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

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.


Related Questions

# District Area
1 Ahmadnagar 17048
2 Pune 15643
3 Nashik 15530
4 Solapur 14895
5 Gadchiroli 14412

# District Child %
1 Jalna 14.67 %
2 Nandurbar 14.57 %
3 Aurangabad 14.39 %
4 Hingoli 14.08 %
5 Parbhani 14.01 %
# District Density (Km2)
1 Mumbai Suburban 20980
2 Mumbai City 19652
3 Thane 1157
4 Pune 603
5 Kolhapur 504
# District Growth Rate
1 Thane 36.01 %
2 Pune 30.37 %
3 Aurangabad 27.76 %
4 Nandurbar 25.66 %
5 Nashik 22.30 %
# District Literacy
1 Mumbai Suburban 89.91 %
2 Mumbai City 89.21 %
3 Nagpur 88.39 %
4 Akola 88.05 %
5 Amravati 87.38 %
# District Sex Ratio
1 Ratnagiri 1122
2 Sindhudurg 1036
3 Gondiya 999
4 Satara 988
5 Gadchiroli 982