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Darjiling City Population

Darjiling city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Darjiling Metropolitan Region. The Darjiling city is located in West Bengal state of India.

As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Darjiling in 2011 is 118,805; of which male and female are 59,187 and 59,618 respectively. Although Darjiling city has population of 118,805; its urban / metropolitan population is 130,399 of which 64,913 are males and 65,486 are females.


Darjiling Population 2022 - 2023

The current estimate population of Darjiling city in 2023 is 162,000 , while literacy rate, sex ratio and density are mentioned below. The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Darjiling city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Darjiling city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Darjiling city, we will update the same here in 2023.

Darjiling Literacy Rate

In education section, total literates in Darjiling city are 104,539 of which 53,389 are males while 51,150 are females. Average literacy rate of Darjiling city is 93.85 percent of which male and female literacy was 96.41 and 91.31 percent.

Darjiling Sex Ratio

The sex ratio of Darjiling city is 1007 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 946 per 1000 boys.

Darjiling Child Population

Total children (0-6) in Darjiling city are 7,410 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 3,808 boys while 3,602 are girls. The child forms 6.24 % of total population of Darjiling City.

Darjiling Slums

Total no. of Slums in Darjiling city numbers 4,960 in which population of 25,095 resides. This is around 21.12% of total population of Darjiling city.

Darjiling City Population 2011

Description
City Darjiling
Government Municipality
Urban Agglomeration Darjiling Metropolitan
State West Bengal
Darjiling City Total Male Female
City Population 118,805 59,187 59,618
Literates 104,539 53,389 51,150
Children (0-6) 7,410 3,808 3,602
Average Literacy (%) 93.85 % 96.41 % 91.31 %
Sexratio 1007
Child Sexratio 946

Darjiling Religion

Hinduism is majority religion in Darjiling city with 66.51 % followers. Buddhism is second most popular religion in Darjiling city with 23.91 % following it. In Darjiling city, Islam is followed by 3.94 %, Christianity by 5.13 %, Jainism by 0.21 % and Sikhism by 0.08 %. Around 0.09 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.12 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.
Description Percentage Total
Hindu 66.51 % 79,014
Muslims 3.94 % 4,681
Christian 5.13 % 6,099
Sikh 0.08 % 90
Buddhist 23.91 % 28,412
Jain 0.21 % 255
Others 0.09 % 112
Not Stated 0.12 % 142

Darjiling Metropolitan Region

Darjiling city comes under Darjiling Metropolitan area.
Darjiling Metropolitan Total Male Female
Population 130,399 64,913 65,486
Literates 113,286 58,141 55,145
Children (0-6) 8,297 4,260 4,037
Average Literacy (%) 92.78 % 95.86 % 89.74 %
Sexratio 1009
Child Sexratio 948
Darjiling Metropolitan Areas
Chongtong Tea Garden, Darjiling, and Singtam Tea Garden

Darjiling Future Population 2021-2031

Darjiling Metropolitan City Population City + Outer Areas
2011 118,805 118,805
2021 154,000 160,000
2022 158,000 165,000
2023 162,000 170,000
2024 166,000 175,000
2025 170,000 181,000
2026 175,000 187,000
2027 180,000 193,000
2028 185,000 199,000
2029 190,000 205,000
2030 195,000 212,000
2031 200,000 219,000