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Chennai District - Population 2011-2023

An official Census 2011 detail of Chennai, a district of Tamil Nadu has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Tamil Nadu. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Chennai District of Tamil Nadu.

In 2011, Chennai had population of 4,646,732 of which male and female were 2,335,844 and 2,310,888 respectively. In 2001 census, Chennai had a population of 4,343,645 of which males were 2,219,539 and remaining 2,124,106 were females. Chennai District population constituted 6.44 percent of total Maharashtra population. In 2001 census, this figure for Chennai District was at 6.96 percent of Maharashtra population.

There was change of 6.98 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Chennai District recorded increase of 13.07 percent to its population compared to 1991.


Chennai Literacy Rate

Average literacy rate of Chennai in 2011 were 90.18 compared to 90.18 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 93.70 and 86.64 respectively. For 2001 census, same figures stood at 90.01 and 80.44 in Chennai District. Total literate in Chennai District were 3,776,276 of which male and female were 1,968,079 and 1,808,197 respectively. In 2001, Chennai District had 3,336,695 in its district.


Chennai Sex Ratio

With regards to Sex Ratio in Chennai, it stood at 989 per 1000 male compared to 2001 census figure of 957. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In 2011 census, child sex ratio is 950 girls per 1000 boys compared to figure of 972 girls per 1000 boys of 2001 census data.


Chennai District Religion Data

Description Percentage Population 2011
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 Population 2022 - 2023

What is the population of Chennai district in 2023 ? The question though important has no correct answer. The last census of Chennai was done in 2011 and next census of 2021 has been postponed or cancelled. But we can do projection of future Chennai 2023 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year Projected Population
2011 4,646,732 46.47 Lakhs
2021 4,920,000 49.22 Lakhs
2022 4,940,000 49.47 Lakhs
2023 4,960,000 49.68 Lakhs
2024 4,980,000 49.86 Lakhs
2025 5,000,000 50.02 Lakhs
2026 5,010,000 50.15 Lakhs
2027 5,020,000 50.26 Lakhs
2028 5,030,000 50.36 Lakhs
2029 5,040,000 50.44 Lakhs
2030 5,050,000 50.51 Lakhs
2031 5,050,000 50.57 Lakhs

Chennai Population 2011 - 2001

Description 2011 2001
Population 46.47 Lakhs 43.44 Lakhs
Actual Population 4,646,732 4,343,645
Male 2,335,844 2,219,539
Female 2,310,888 2,124,106
Population Growth 6.98% 13.07%
Area Sq. Km 175 174
Density/km2 26,553 24,963
Proportion to Tamil Nadu Population 6.44% 6.96%
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 989 957
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 950 972
Average Literacy 90.18 85.33
Male Literacy 93.70 90.01
Female Literacy 86.64 80.44
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 459,324 433,340
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 9.88% 9.98%

Chennai Child Population

In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected for all districts including Chennai. There were total 459,324 children under age of 0-6 against 433,340 of 2001 census. Of total 459,324 male and female were 235,519 and 223,805 respectively. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 950 compared to 972 of census 2001. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.88 percent of Chennai District compared to 9.98 percent of 2001. There was net change of -0.1 percent in this compared to previous census of India.


Chennai Houseless Data

In 2011, total 3,730 families live on footpath or without any roof cover in Chennai district of Tamil Nadu. Total Population of all who lived without roof at the time of Census 2011 numbers to 16,682. This approx 0.35900499533866% of total population of Chennai district.


Chennai District Density

The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that density of Chennai district for 2011 is 26,553 people per sq. km. In 2001, Chennai district density was at 24,963 people per sq. km. Chennai district administers 175 square kilometers of areas.


Chennai District Urban/Rural 2011

Out of the total Chennai population for 2011 census, 100.00 percent lives in urban regions of district. In total 4,646,732 people lives in urban areas of which males are 2,335,844 and females are 2,310,888. Sex Ratio in urban region of Chennai district is 989 as per 2011 census data. Similarly child sex ratio in Chennai district was 950 in 2011 census. Child population (0-6) in urban region was 459,324 of which males and females were 235,519 and 223,805. This child population figure of Chennai district is 10.08 % of total urban population. Average literacy rate in Chennai district as per census 2011 is 90.18 % of which males and females are 93.70 % and 86.64 % literates respectively. In actual number 3,776,276 people are literate in urban region of which males and females are 1,968,079 and 1,808,197 respectively.

As per 2011 census, 0.00 % population of Chennai districts lives in rural areas of villages. The total Chennai district population living in rural areas is 0 of which males and females are 0 and 0 respectively. In rural areas of Chennai district, sex ratio is 0 females per 1000 males. If child sex ratio data of Chennai district is considered, figure is 0 girls per 1000 boys. Child population in the age 0-6 is 0 in rural areas of which males were 0 and females were 0. The child population comprises 0.00 % of total rural population of Chennai district. Literacy rate in rural areas of Chennai district is 0.00 % as per census data 2011. Gender wise, male and female literacy stood at 0.00 and 0.00 percent respectively. In total, 0 people were literate of which males and females were 0 and 0 respectively.

All details regarding Chennai District have been processed by us after receiving from Govt. of India. We are not responsible for errors to population census details of Chennai District.

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 0.00 % 100.00 %
Total Population 0 4,646,732
Male Population 0 2,335,844
Female Population 0 2,310,888
Sex Ratio 0 989
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 0 950
Child Population (0-6) 0 459,324
Male Child(0-6) 0 235,519
Female Child(0-6) 0 223,805
Child Percentage (0-6) 0.00 % 9.88 %
Male Child Percentage 0.00 % 10.08 %
Female Child Percentage 0.00 % 9.68 %
Literates 0 3,776,276
Male Literates 0 1,968,079
Female Literates 0 1,808,197
Average Literacy 0.00 % 90.18 %
Male Literacy 0.00 % 93.70 %
Female Literacy 0.00 % 86.64 %

City/Metros in Chennai District

Urban Agglomerations inside Chennai District Population Male Female
There is no Urban Agglomeration inside Chennai District
Cities inside Chennai District Population Male Female
Chennai (Municipal Corporation) 4,646,732 2,335,844 2,310,888