As per data released by Govt. of India for Census 2011, Dhanbad is an Urban Agglomeration coming under category of Million Plus UA/City.
Dhanbad city is governed by Municipal Corporation and is situated in Dhanbad Urban Region.
The total population of Dhanbad UA/Metropolitan region is 1,196,214. The male population of which is 632,522 while female population is 563,692.
Dhanbad Population 2022 - 2023
Population of Dhanbad city in 2023 is approximately
The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Dhanbad Metropolitian region in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Dhanbad urban area is based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Dhanbad region, we will update the same on this page in 2023.
Dhanbad Literacy Rate
The literacy rate of Dhanbad Agglomeration is 79.33% which is lower than National Urban average of 85 %. Literacy rate for male and female for Dhanbad stood at 86.09 % and 71.74 % respectively.
Total literates in Dhanbad UA were 827,740 of which males were 475,333 and remaining 352,407 were females.
Dhanbad Child Population
The children (0-6 age) population of Dhanbad UA is around 12.78 % of total Dhanbad UA population which is higher than National Urban average of 10.93 %. Total children in Dhanbad Urban region were 152,841 of which male were 80,383 while remaining 72,458 childs were female.
Dhanbad Sex Ratio
The sex ratio of female to male in Dhanbad UA was found lower with figure of 891 females against national urban average of 926 females per 1000 males. For children (0-6 age), girls were 901 per 1000 boys in Dhanbad Urban region against national average of 902 girls per 1000 boys.
Dhanbad Population 2011 Census
Million Plus UA/City
Average Literacy (%)
Dhanbad Metropolitan Region Future Population 2021-2031