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Gulbarga Population 2023

Gulbarga city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Gulbarga Metropolitan Region. The Gulbarga city is located in Karnataka state of India.


The current estimate population of Gulbarga city in 2023 is 734,000 , while Gulbarga metro population is estimated at 748,000 . The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Gulbarga city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Gulbarga city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Gulbarga city, we will update the same here in 2023. As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Gulbarga in 2011 is 533,587. Although Gulbarga city has population of 533,587; its urban / metropolitan population is 543,147.

Gulbarga Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio

In education section, total literates in Gulbarga city are 382,775 of which 207,498 are males while 175,277 are females. Average literacy rate of Gulbarga city is 82.30 percent of which male and female literacy was 87.87 and 76.57 percent. The sex ratio of Gulbarga city is 964 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 930 per 1000 boys.

Gulbarga Slum Population

Total no. of Slums in Gulbarga city & its Out Growth numbers 8,385 in which population of 44,867 resides. This is around 8.26% of total population of Gulbarga city & its outgrowth which is 543,147.

Gulbarga Religion

Hinduism is majority religion in Gulbarga city with 59.62 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Gulbarga with approximately 37.29 % following it. In Gulbarga city, Christinity is followed by 0.52 %, Jainism by 0.40 %, Sikhism by 0.06 % and Buddhism by 0.22 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 1.88 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.
Religion Percentage Total
Hindu 59.62 % 323,803
Muslims 37.29 % 202,552
Christian 0.52 % 2,835
Sikh 0.06 % 350
Buddhist 0.22 % 1,195
Jain 0.40 % 2,181
Others 0.01 % 34
Not Stated 1.88 % 10,197

Gulbarga Future Population 2021-2031

Gulbarga City Metropolitan
2011 533,587 543,147
2021 693,000 706,000
2022 713,000 727,000
2023 734,000 748,000
2024 756,000 770,000
2025 778,000 793,000
2026 801,000 816,000
2027 825,000 840,000
2028 849,000 865,000
2029 874,000 890,000
2030 900,000 916,000
2031 927,000 943,000
Gulbarga City 2011 Total Male Female
City + Out Growths 543,147 276,552 266,595
City Population 533,587 271,660 261,927
Literates 382,775 207,498 175,277
Children (0-6) 68,511 35,505 33,006
Average Literacy (%) 82.30 % 87.87 % 76.57 %
Sexratio 964
Child Sexratio 930

Gulbarga Metropolitan Region

Gulbarga city comes under Gulbarga Metropolitan area.
Gulbarga Metropolitan Total Male Female
Population 543,147 276,552 266,595
Literates 389,182 211,138 178,044
Children (0-6) 69,666 36,096 33,570
Average Literacy (%) 82.20 % 87.81 % 76.41 %
Sexratio 964
Child Sexratio 930
Gulbarga Metropolitan Areas
Gulbarga, Kotnoor Darwesh, Kusnoor (Part), and Rajapur