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Himachal Pradesh Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Himachal Pradesh has population of 68.65 Lakhs, an increase from figure of 60.78 Lakh in 2001 census. Total population of Himachal Pradesh as per lastest census data is 6,864,602 of which male and female are 3,481,873 and 3,382,729 respectively. In 2001, total population was 6,077,900 in which males were 3,087,940 while females were 2,989,960. The total population growth in this decade was 12.94 percent while in previous decade it was 17.53 percent. The population of Himachal Pradesh forms 0.57 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 0.59 percent.

Recently as per Himachal Pradesh census data, 87.22% houses are owned while 10.31% were rented. In all, 63.97% couples in Himachal Pradesh lived in single family. In 2011, 89.12% of Himachal Pradesh population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 2.79% of Himachal Pradesh 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 Himachal Pradesh. 8.30% of family in Himachal Pradesh owned car while 15.51% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Himachal Pradesh population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Himachal Pradesh is 972 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 968 per 1000 males in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 82.80 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 89.53 percent while female literacy is at 75.93 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh stood at 76.48 percent of which male and female were 85.35 percent and 67.42 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Himachal Pradesh stands at 5,039,736 of which males were 2,752,590 and females were 2,287,146.

Himachal Pradesh 2022 - 2023 Population

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

Year Projected Population
2011 6,864,602 68.65 Lakhs
2021 7,620,000 76.23 Lakhs
2022 7,690,000 76.95 Lakhs
2023 7,750,000 77.56 Lakhs
2024 7,800,000 78.09 Lakhs
2025 7,850,000 78.54 Lakhs
2026 7,890,000 78.93 Lakhs
2027 7,920,000 79.26 Lakhs
2028 7,950,000 79.54 Lakhs
2029 7,970,000 79.78 Lakhs
2030 7,990,000 79.99 Lakhs
2031 8,010,000 80.16 Lakhs

Himachal Pradesh Religion wise Population 2023

Hinduism is majority religion in state of Himachal Pradesh with 95.17 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in state of Himachal Pradesh with approximately 2.18 % following it. In Himachal Pradesh state, Christinity is followed by 0.18 %, Jainism by 0.03 %, Sikhism by 1.16 % and Buddhism by 1.16 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.12 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 6,532,765 95.17 %
Muslim 149,881 2.18 %
Sikh 79,896 1.16 %
Buddhist 78,659 1.15 %
Christian 12,646 0.18 %
Not available 8,094 0.12 %
Jain 1,805 0.03 %
Other religion 856 0.01 %

Himachal Pradesh Population Data

Approximate Population 68.65 Lakhs 60.78 Lakh
Actual Population 6,864,602 6,077,900
Male 3,481,873 3,087,940
Female 3,382,729 2,989,960
Population Growth 12.94% 17.53%
Percantage of total Population 0.57% 0.59%
Sex Ratio 972 968
Child Sex Ratio 909 896
Density/km2 123 109
Area(Km 2) 55,673 55,673
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 777,898 793,137
Literacy 82.80 % 76.48 %
Male Literacy 89.53 % 85.35 %
Female Literacy 75.93 % 67.42 %

Himachal Pradesh Population History

The mesmerizing natural beauty coupled with the skyscraping Himalayan Mountains with their lush white snowy tips. The Himachal Pradesh stands true to its tales of splendor. Naturally, tourism has flourished here, attracting mountain lovers from all over the world. The wide forests with snow leopards residing in them, is also equally alluring. Not to mention numerous national parks and animal reserves in Himachal. The chilly Himalayas are well balanced by the warm people of Himachal. The variety in the Indian continent also shows in the population density of India. Himachal Pradesh is of the Indian states having least population density. That's probably why the nature at Himachal is ever flourishing without human encroachment polluting it. In more than 50000 square kilometers' expanse, the density of population is just above 100. The total population of himachal only counts up to above 60 lacs according to the state census 2011 and appears to be growing at an average rate.

The literacy rate in the himachal state is also satisfactory and has risen up to more than 80 % according to the 2011 census. Although the sex ratio of himachal is not ideal, the female count is above 90%. The literacy rate in females, however, is low as compared to the other gender and has scope of increment. It's found that the literacy is already increasing rapidly as compared to the previous census. The state is advanced with regards to the provided education, and tourism opportunities. But, urbanization has not spread itself in himachal Pradesh. About only 10% of the population resides in urban areas while the rest in villages. The capital of Himachal, Shimla, along with Kullu, Manali, Dharmashala, Kangra are some of the urban areas. With urban streets filled with tourists, and the village lanes with mountaineers and the natives, himachal presents a vibrant mix of culture.

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Himachal Pradesh is Shimla. The languages spoken in the Himachal Pradesh state includes Hindi. In total Himachal Pradesh (HP) state comprises 12 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Himachal Pradesh state is HP.

Himachal Pradesh Urban/Rural Population

Himachal Pradesh Urban Population

Out of total population of Himachal Pradesh, 10.03% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 688,552 of which 371,528 are males and while remaining 317,024 are females. The urban population in the last 10 aas has increased by 10.03 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Himachal Pradesh was 853 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 881 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Himachal Pradesh were 65,076. Of total population in urban region, 9.45 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh for Urban regions was 91.10 percent in which males were 93.42% literate while female literacy stood at 74.25%. Total literates in urban region of Himachal Pradesh were 568,000.

Himachal Pradesh Rural Population

Of the total population of Himachal Pradesh state, around 89.97 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 3,110,345 and 3,065,705 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Himachal Pradesh state was 6,176,050. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 89.97%.

In rural regions of Himachal Pradesh state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 986 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 912 girls per 1000 boys. In Himachal Pradesh, 712,822 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 11.54 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Himachal Pradesh, literacy rate for males and female stood at 89.05 % and 73.42 %. Average literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh for rural areas was 81.85 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 4,471,736.

Himachal Pradesh Metropolitan/City Population

Big Cities Population Male Female
Shimla Municipal Corporation 169,578 93,152 76,426

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
There is no Metropolitan Region having population above 1 Lakh

What is the population of Himachal Pradesh in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Himachal Pradesh was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 77.56 Lakhs.

Literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh has seen upward trend and is 82.80 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh from government records and data.

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