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Puducherry City Population

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 335,000 , 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.

Puducherry Slums

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

Description
City Puducherry
Government Municipality
Urban Agglomeration Puducherry Metropolitan
State Puducherry
Puducherry City Total Male Female
City Population 244,377 119,430 124,947
Literates 196,951 101,074 95,877
Children (0-6) 23,626 11,844 11,782
Average Literacy (%) 89.22 % 93.95 % 84.72 %
Sexratio 1046
Child Sexratio 995

Puducherry Religion

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'.
Description Percentage Total
Hindu 83.39 % 203,786
Muslims 4.97 % 12,134
Christian 10.88 % 26,587
Sikh 0.03 % 65
Buddhist 0.09 % 211
Jain 0.16 % 380
Others 0.02 % 57
Not Stated 0.47 % 1,157

Puducherry Metropolitan Region

Puducherry city comes under Puducherry Metropolitan area.
Puducherry Metropolitan Total Male Female
Population 657,209 323,489 333,720
Literates 522,868 270,672 252,196
Children (0-6) 66,835 33,792 33,043
Average Literacy (%) 88.57 % 93.43 % 83.88 %
Sexratio 1032
Child Sexratio 978
Puducherry Metropolitan Areas
Ariankuppam, Kurumbapet (GP), Manavely, Odiampet, Ozhukarai, Puducherry, and Villianur

Puducherry Future Population 2021-2031

Puducherry Metropolitan City Population City + Outer Areas
2011 244,377 244,377
2021 317,000 329,000
2022 326,000 340,000
2023 335,000 351,000
2024 345,000 363,000
2025 355,000 375,000
2026 365,000 388,000
2027 375,000 401,000
2028 386,000 415,000
2029 397,000 429,000
2030 408,000 444,000
2031 420,000 459,000