Chennai Population 2023
Chennai city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Chennai Metropolitan Region. The Chennai city is located in Tamil Nadu state of India.
The current estimate population of Chennai city in 2023 is 6,407,000 , while Chennai metro population is estimated at 11,933,000 . 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. As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Chennai in 2011 is 4,646,732. Although Chennai city has population of 4,646,732; its urban / metropolitan population is 8,653,521.
Chennai Literacy Rate and Sex RatioIn 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. The sex ratio of Chennai city is 989 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 950 per 1000 boys.
Chennai Slum PopulationTotal 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 ReligionHinduism 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'.
|Not Stated||0.83 %||38,356|
Chennai Future Population 2021-2031
|Chennai City 2011||Total||Male||Female|
|Average Literacy (%)||90.18 %||93.70 %||86.64 %|
Chennai Metropolitan Region
Chennai city comes under Chennai Metropolitan area.
|Average Literacy (%)||90.23 %||93.86 %||86.55 %|
|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|