As per data released by Govt. of India for Census 2011, Varanasi is an Urban Agglomeration coming under category of Million Plus UA/City.
Varanasi city is governed by Municipal Corporation and is situated in Varanasi Urban Region.
The total population of Varanasi UA/Metropolitan region is 1,423,711. The male population of which is 754,310 while female population is 669,401.
Varanasi Population 2023
Population of Varanasi city in 2023 is approximately
The last census was conducted in 2011 and the schedule census for Varanasi Metropolitian region in 2021 was postponed due to Covid. The current estimates of Varanasi urban area is based on past growth rate. Once govt conducts census for Varanasi region, we will update the same on this page in 2023.
Varanasi Literacy Rate
The literacy rate of Varanasi Agglomeration is 79.49% which is lower than National Urban average of 85 %. Literacy rate for male and female for Varanasi stood at 84.01 % and 74.41 % respectively.
Total literates in Varanasi UA were 1,001,236 of which males were 560,141 and remaining 441,095 were females.
Varanasi Child Population
The children (0-6 age) population of Varanasi UA is around 11.53 % of total Varanasi UA population which is higher than National Urban average of 10.93 %. Total children in Varanasi Urban region were 164,181 of which male were 87,575 while remaining 76,606 childs were female.
Varanasi Sex Ratio
The sex ratio of female to male in Varanasi UA was found lower with figure of 887 females against national urban average of 926 females per 1000 males. For children (0-6 age), girls were 875 per 1000 boys in Varanasi Urban region against national average of 902 girls per 1000 boys.
Varanasi Population 2011 Census
Million Plus UA/City
Average Literacy (%)
Varanasi Metropolitan Region Future Population 2021-2031