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Punjab Population | Sex Ratio | Literacy

As per details from Census 2011, Punjab has population of 2.77 Crores, an increase from figure of 2.44 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Punjab as per lastest census data is 27,743,338 of which male and female are 14,639,465 and 13,103,873 respectively. In 2001, total population was 24,358,999 in which males were 12,985,045 while females were 11,373,954. The total population growth in this decade was 13.89 percent while in previous decade it was 19.76 percent. The population of Punjab forms 2.29 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 2.37 percent.

Punjab Sex Ratio 2023

Sex Ratio in Punjab is 895 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 876 per 1000 males in Punjab.

Punjab Literacy Rate 2023

Literacy rate in Punjab has seen upward trend and is 75.84 percent as per latest population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 80.44 percent while female literacy is at 70.73 percent.

Punjab 2023 Population

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

Year Projected Population
2011 2.77 Crores 27,743,338
2021 3.11 Crores 31,070,000
2022 3.14 Crores 31,390,000
2023 3.17 Crores 31,670,000

Punjab Religion wise Population 2023

Punjab is the only Sikh majority state in India with approximately 57.69 % of state population following Sikhism. Hinduism is second most popular religion in state of Punjab with 38.49 % following it. In Punjab state, Islam is followed by 1.93 %, Jainism by 0.16 %, Buddhism by 0.12 % and Christianity by 1.26 %. Around 0.04 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.32 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Percentage
Sikh 57.69 %
Hindu 38.49 %
Muslim 1.93 %
Christian 1.26 %

Punjab Population Data

Description 2011 2001
Approximate Population 2.77 Crores 2.44 Crore
Actual Population 27,743,338 24,358,999
Male 14,639,465 12,985,045
Female 13,103,873 11,373,954
Population Growth 13.89% 19.76%
Percantage of total Population 2.29% 2.37%
Sex Ratio 895 876
Child Sex Ratio 846 798
Density/km2 551 484
Area(Km 2) 50,362 50,362
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 3,076,219 3,171,829
Literacy 75.84 % 69.65 %
Male Literacy 80.44 % 75.23 %
Female Literacy 70.73 % 63.36 %

Punjab Urban Population

Out of total population of Punjab, 37.48% people live in urban regions. The urban population of Punjab increased by 25.86 percent during 2001-2011 period and is expected to rise further. Sex Ratio in urban regions of Punjab was 875 females per 1000 males. Average Literacy rate in Punjab for Urban regions was 83.18 percent.

Punjab Rural Population

Of the total population of Punjab state, around 62.52 percent live in the villages of rural areas. The population growth rate in Punjab for rural populatation recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 7.75%. In rural regions of Punjab state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 907. Average literacy rate in Punjab for rural areas was 71.42 percent.

Punjab City List

Punjab Metropolitan Regions

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Amritsar 1,183,549 628,420 555,129
Jalandhar 874,412 463,636 410,776

Punjab State Information

Recently as per Punjab census data, 88.88% houses are owned while 8.77% were rented. In all, 65.66% couples in Punjab lived in single family. In 2011, 65.21% of Punjab population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation. Only 5.40% of Punjab 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 Punjab. 13.12% of family in Punjab owned car while 47.45% owned two wheller. Due to increase in literacy rate of Punjab, we are also seeing increase in interest in purchasing Health and Life Insurance policies by Punjab population. In few months we will also get details of election data for Punjab.

While Chandigarh is the capital city of Punjab state, largest remains Ludhiana as per census 2011. The languages spoken in the Punjab state includes Punjabi and Hindi. In total Punjab (PB) state comprises 20 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Punjab state is PB.

What is the population of Punjab in 2023? The question though legimate has no correct answer. The last census of Punjab was done in 2011 and the next census of 2021 is postponed until 2024. The current estimated population is approximately 3.17 Crores.

Literacy rate of Punjab has seen upward trend and is 75.84 % as per 2011 population census. We have now also got estimated 2021 literacy rate of Punjab from government records and data.

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