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Delhi Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Delhi has population of 1.68 Crores, an increase from figure of 1.39 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Delhi as per lastest census data is 16,787,941 of which male and female are 8,987,326 and 7,800,615 respectively. In 2001, total population was 13,850,507 in which males were 7,607,234 while females were 6,243,273. The total population growth in this decade was 21.21 percent while in previous decade it was 46.31 percent. The population of Delhi forms 1.39 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 1.35 percent.

Delhi Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Delhi is 868 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 821 per 1000 males in Delhi.

Delhi Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Delhi has seen upward trend and is 86.21 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 90.94 percent while female literacy is at 80.76 percent.

Delhi 2022 - 2023 Population

What is the population of Delhi in 2023 ? The last census of Delhi was done in 2011 and next census of 2021 has been postponed or cancelled. But we do have projection of Delhi 2023 Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year Projected Population
2011 1.68 Crores 16,787,941
2021 1.99 Crores 19,920,000
2022 2.03 Crores 20,250,000
2023 2.05 Crores 20,530,000

Delhi Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Delhi with 81.68 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Delhi with approximately 12.86 % following it. In Delhi state, Christinity is followed by 0.87 %, Jainism by 0.99 %, Sikhism by 3.40 % and Buddhism by 3.40 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.08 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Percentage
Hindu 81.68 %
Muslim 12.86 %
Sikh 3.40 %
Jain 0.99 %
Christian 0.87 %

Delhi Population Data

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 1.68 Crores 1.39 Crore
Actual Population 16,787,941 13,850,507
Male 8,987,326 7,607,234
Female 7,800,615 6,243,273
Population Growth 21.21% 46.31%
Percantage of total Population 1.39% 1.35%
Sex Ratio 868 821
Child Sex Ratio 871 868
Density/km2 11,320 9,340
Area(Km 2) 1,483 1,483
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 2,012,454 2,016,849
Literacy 86.21 % 81.67 %
Male Literacy 90.94 % 87.33 %
Female Literacy 80.76 % 74.71 %

Delhi Urban Population

Out of total population of Delhi, 97.50% people live in urban regions. The urban population of Delhi increased by 26.83 percent during 2001-2011 period and is expected to rise further. Sex Ratio in urban regions of Delhi was 868 females per 1000 males. Average Literacy rate in Delhi for Urban regions was 86.32 percent.

Delhi Rural Population

Of the total population of Delhi state, around 2.50 percent live in the villages of rural areas. The population growth rate in Delhi for rural populatation recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was -55.64%. In rural regions of Delhi state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 852. Average literacy rate in Delhi for rural areas was 81.86 percent.

Delhi City List


Delhi Metropolitan Regions

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Delhi 16,349,831 8,750,834 7,598,997

Delhi State Information

Recently as per Delhi census data, 68.23% houses are owned while 28.18% were rented. In all, 69.49% couples in Delhi lived in single family. In 2011, 77.69% of Delhi population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 17.63% of Delhi 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 Delhi. 20.72% of family in Delhi owned car while 38.87% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Delhi, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Delhi population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Delhi.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Delhi is Delhi. The languages spoken in the Delhi state includes Hindi and English. In total Delhi (DL) state comprises 9 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Delhi state is DL.

What is the population of Delhi in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Delhi was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 2.05 Crores.

Literacy rate of Delhi has seen upward trend and is 86.21 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Delhi from government records and data.

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