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Chandigarh Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Chandigarh has population of 10.55 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 9.01 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Chandigarh as per lastest census data is 1,055,450 of which male and female are 580,663 and 474,787 respectively. In 2001, total population was 900,635 in which males were 506,938 while females were 393,697. The total population growth in this decade was 17.19 percent while in previous decade it was 40.33 percent. The population of Chandigarh forms 0.09 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.09 percent.

Recently as per Chandigarh census data, 47.67% houses are owned while 46.96% were rented. In all, 69.12% couples in Chandigarh lived in single family. In 2011, 80.11% of Chandigarh population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 18.84% of Chandigarh population had internet facility which is likely to improve in 2021 due to Reliance Jio and Airtel. This is likely to see increased ecommerce penetration of Flipkart/Amazon in Chandigarh. 25.74% of family in Chandigarh owned car while 46.67% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Chandigarh, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Chandigarh population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Chandigarh is 818 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per latest census. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 777 per 1000 males in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Chandigarh has seen upward trend and is 86.05 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 89.99 percent while female literacy is at 81.19 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Chandigarh stood at 81.94 percent of which male and female were 86.14 percent and 76.47 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Chandigarh stands at 805,438 of which males were 465,346 and females were 340,092.

Chandigarh 2022 - 2023 Population

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

Year Projected Population
2011 1,055,450 10.55 Lakhs
2021 1,200,000 12.10 Lakhs
2022 1,220,000 12.25 Lakhs
2023 1,230,000 12.38 Lakhs
2024 1,240,000 12.49 Lakhs
2025 1,250,000 12.58 Lakhs
2026 1,260,000 12.66 Lakhs
2027 1,270,000 12.73 Lakhs
2028 1,270,000 12.79 Lakhs
2029 1,280,000 12.84 Lakhs
2030 1,280,000 12.89 Lakhs
2031 1,290,000 12.92 Lakhs

Chandigarh Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Chandigarh with 80.78 % followers. Sikhism is second most popular religion in Chandigarh state with 13.11 % following it. In Chandigarh state, Islam is followed by 4.87 %, Jainism by 0.19 %, Christinity by 13.11 % and Buddhism by 13.11 %. Around 0.02 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.10 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 852,574 80.78 %
Sikh 138,329 13.11 %
Muslim 51,447 4.87 %
Christian 8,720 0.83 %
Jain 1,960 0.19 %
Buddhist 1,160 0.11 %
Not available 1,014 0.10 %
Other religion 246 0.02 %

Chandigarh Population Data

Approximate Population 10.55 Lakhs 9.01 Lakh
Actual Population 1,055,450 900,635
Male 580,663 506,938
Female 474,787 393,697
Population Growth 17.19% 40.33%
Percantage of total Population 0.09% 0.09%
Sex Ratio 818 777
Child Sex Ratio 880 845
Density/km2 9,258 7,900
Area(Km 2) 114 114
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 119,434 115,613
Literacy 86.05 % 81.94 %
Male Literacy 89.99 % 86.14 %
Female Literacy 81.19 % 76.47 %

Chandigarh Population History

A beautifully planned city well known internationally due to its architecture, and of course, the only union territory to house an international cricket stadium; that's what Chandigarh is known as, to any Indian. Lakes, gardens and museum complement the world renowned architectures of the city. With a blend of Punjab and Haryana to spice it up, Chandigarh poses as an important city in India. Chandigarh seems to have progressed far better than any Indian region. With a population density of above 9000, it has become the union territory with 2nd greatest population density. It's no wonder, since around 10 lacs people live in Chandigarh in a small area of just around 100 kilometer square.

The population growth rate of Chandigarh is average, and is comparable with India's overall population growth, according to census 2011. But, the good news starts from the fact that, Chandigarh has been working on reducing the growth rate in the last decade, and has succeeded in bringing it down by more than 20%. There has also been positive improvement in literacy levels and gender ratio in Chandigarh. The literacy level in females has shown more than 5% increase.

The extremely progressive population of Chandigarh seems to be great at urbanization as well. Chandigarh is the only union territory with more than 90% of developed area, and only a 2% or so people living in villages. As developed is the urban land, the rural area on the other hand, seems to be receding. Female literacy levels here are a great cause of concern. And the population in the rural areas seems to be deteriorating at a rate of more than 50%. Chandigarh is the capital to both Haryana and Punjab. So, it's no wonder, it earns highest in all of India. It is also culturally diverse, due to this arrangement.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Chandigarh is Chandigarh. The languages spoken in the Chandigarh state includes Hindi, Punjabi and English. In total Chandigarh (CH) state comprises 1 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Chandigarh state is CH.

Chandigarh Urban/Rural Population

Chandigarh Urban Population

Out of total population of Chandigarh, 97.25% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 1,026,459 of which 563,513 are males and while remaining 462,946 are females. The urban population in the last 10 aas has increased by 97.25 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Chandigarh was 822 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 880 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Chandigarh were 115,164. Of total population in urban region, 11.22 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Chandigarh for Urban regions was 86.19 percent in which males were 90.11% literate while female literacy stood at 65.32%. Total literates in urban region of Chandigarh were 785,477.

Chandigarh Rural Population

Of the total population of Chandigarh state, around 2.75 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 17,150 and 11,841 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Chandigarh state was 28,991. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 2.75%.

In rural regions of Chandigarh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 690 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 871 girls per 1000 boys. In Chandigarh, 4,270 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 14.73 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Chandigarh, literacy rate for males and female stood at 85.77 % and 47.55 %. Average literacy rate in Chandigarh for rural areas was 80.75 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 19,961.

Chandigarh Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation 961,587 525,629 435,958

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Chandigarh 1,026,459 563,513 462,946

What is the population of Chandigarh in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Chandigarh was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 12.38 Lakhs.

Literacy rate of Chandigarh has seen upward trend and is 86.05 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Chandigarh from government records and data.

As per details from latest census data, currently Chandigarh is having higher sex ratio compared to national average. Sex Ratio of Chandigarh in 2011-2021 is...