Puducherry city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Puducherry Metropolitan Region. The Puducherry city is located in Puducherry state of India.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Puducherry in 2011 is 244,377; of which male and female are 119,430 and 124,947 respectively. Although Puducherry city has population of 244,377; its urban / metropolitan population is 657,209 of which 323,489 are males and 333,720 are females.
Puducherry Population 2022 - 2023
The current estimate population of Puducherry city in 2023 is
, while literacy rate, sex ratio and density are mentioned below. The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Puducherry city in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Puducherry city are based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Puducherry city, we will update the same here in 2023.
Puducherry Literacy Rate
In education section, total literates in Puducherry city are 196,951 of which 101,074 are males while 95,877 are females. Average literacy rate of Puducherry city is 89.22 percent of which male and female literacy was 93.95 and 84.72 percent.
Puducherry Sex Ratio
The sex ratio of Puducherry city is 1046 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 995 per 1000 boys.
Puducherry Child Population
Total children (0-6) in Puducherry city are 23,626 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 11,844 boys while 11,782 are girls. The child forms 9.67 % of total population of Puducherry City.
Total no. of Slums in Puducherry city numbers 10,207 in which population of 42,591 resides. This is around 17.43% of total population of Puducherry city.
Puducherry City Population 2011
Average Literacy (%)
Hinduism is majority religion in Puducherry city with 83.39 % followers.
Christianity is second most popular religion in Puducherry city with 10.88 % following it.
In Puducherry city, Islam is followed by 4.97 %, Jainism by 0.16 %, Sikhism by 0.03 % and Buddhism by 0.09 %. Around 0.02 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.47 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.
Puducherry Metropolitan Region
Puducherry city comes under Puducherry Metropolitan area.
Average Literacy (%)
Puducherry Metropolitan Areas
Ariankuppam, Kurumbapet (GP), Manavely, Odiampet, Ozhukarai, Puducherry, and Villianur