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Chennai City Population

Chennai city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Chennai Metropolitan Region. The Chennai city is located in Tamil Nadu state of India.

As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Chennai in 2011 is 4,646,732; of which male and female are 2,335,844 and 2,310,888 respectively. Although Chennai city has population of 4,646,732; its urban / metropolitan population is 8,653,521 of which 4,358,612 are males and 4,294,909 are females.


Chennai Population 2022 - 2023

The current estimate population of Chennai city in 2023 is 6,407,000 , while literacy rate, sex ratio and density are mentioned below. The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Chennai city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Chennai city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Chennai city, we will update the same here in 2023.

Chennai Literacy Rate

In education section, total literates in Chennai city are 3,776,276 of which 1,968,079 are males while 1,808,197 are females. Average literacy rate of Chennai city is 90.18 percent of which male and female literacy was 93.70 and 86.64 percent.

Chennai Sex Ratio

The sex ratio of Chennai city is 989 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 950 per 1000 boys.

Chennai Child Population

Total children (0-6) in Chennai city are 459,324 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 235,519 boys while 223,805 are girls. The child forms 9.88 % of total population of Chennai City.

Chennai Slums

Total no. of Slums in Chennai city numbers 329,827 in which population of 1,342,337 resides. This is around 28.89% of total population of Chennai city.

Chennai City Population 2011

Description
City Chennai
Government Municipal Corporation
Urban Agglomeration Chennai Metropolitan
State Tamil Nadu
Chennai City Total Male Female
City Population 4,646,732 2,335,844 2,310,888
Literates 3,776,276 1,968,079 1,808,197
Children (0-6) 459,324 235,519 223,805
Average Literacy (%) 90.18 % 93.70 % 86.64 %
Sexratio 989
Child Sexratio 950

Chennai Religion

Hinduism is majority religion in Chennai city with 80.73 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Chennai with approximately 9.45 % following it. In Chennai city, Christinity is followed by 7.72 %, Jainism by 1.11 %, Sikhism by 0.06 % and Buddhism by 0.06 %. Around 0.04 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.83 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.
Description Percentage Total
Hindu 80.73 % 3,751,322
Muslims 9.45 % 439,270
Christian 7.72 % 358,662
Sikh 0.06 % 2,851
Buddhist 0.06 % 2,804
Jain 1.11 % 51,708
Others 0.04 % 1,759
Not Stated 0.83 % 38,356

Chennai Metropolitan Region

Chennai city comes under Chennai Metropolitan area.
Chennai Metropolitan Total Male Female
Population 8,653,521 4,358,612 4,294,909
Literates 7,000,270 3,660,527 3,339,743
Children (0-6) 895,024 458,657 436,367
Average Literacy (%) 90.23 % 93.86 % 86.55 %
Sexratio 985
Child Sexratio 951
Chennai Metropolitan Areas
Adayalampattu, Alamathi, Alandur, Ambattur, Anakaputhur, Avadi, Ayappakkam, Ayyappanthangal, Chennai, Chinnasekkadu, Chitlapakkam, Cowl Bazaar, Edayanchavadi, Gerugambakkam, Injambakkam, Irandankattalai, Jalladiampet, Kadhirvedu, Kannapalayam, Karambakkam, Karapakkam, Kattivakkam, Kattupakkam, Koilambakkam, Kolapakkam, Kottivakkam, Kovur, Kundrathur, Madambakkam, Madambakkam, Madavaram, Madippakkam, Maduravoyal, Manali, Manapakkam, Mangadu, Maraimalainagar, Mathur, Medavakkam, Meenambakkam, Moovarasampettai, Mowlivakkam, Mugalivakkam, Nadukuthagai, Nallur, Nandambakkam, Nandivaram - Guduvancheri, Nanmangalam, Naravarikuppam, Nazarathpettai, Nedungundram, Neelankarai, Nemilicheri, Nerkundram, Nolambur, Oggiyamduraipakkam, Padianallur, Palavakkam, Pallavaram, Pallavaram, Pallikaranai, Pammal, Paraniputhur, Peerkankaranai, Periyapanaicheri, Perungalathur, Perungudi, Polichalur, Poonamallee, Porur, Puthagaram, Puzhal, Puzhithivakkam (Ullagaram), Ramapuram, Sembakkam, Senneerkuppam, Sholinganallur, Sikkarayapuram, Singaperumalkoil, Sirukalathur, Soorapattu, St.Thomas Mount and Pallavaram, Tambaram, Thandalam, Tharapakkam, Theerthagiriyampattu, Thirumazhisai, Thiruneermalai, Thirunindravur, Thiruvancheri, Tirusulam, Tiruverkadu, Tiruvottiyur, Urapakkam, Valasaravakkam, Vanagaram, Vandalur, Varadarajapuram, and Vengavasal

Chennai Future Population 2021-2031

Chennai Metropolitan City Population City + Outer Areas
2011 4,646,732 4,646,732
2021 6,040,000 6,273,000
2022 6,221,000 6,492,000
2023 6,407,000 6,719,000
2024 6,599,000 6,954,000
2025 6,796,000 7,197,000
2026 6,999,000 7,448,000
2027 7,208,000 7,708,000
2028 7,424,000 7,977,000
2029 7,646,000 8,256,000
2030 7,875,000 8,544,000
2031 8,111,000 8,843,000