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Shillong Town Population Census 2011 - 2024

Shillong is a Cantonment Board city in district of East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. The Shillong city is divided into 7 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Shillong Cantonment Board has population of 11,930 of which 6,909 are males while 5,021 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1205 which is 10.10 % of total population of Shillong (CB). In Shillong Cantonment Board, Female Sex Ratio is of 727 against state average of 989. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Shillong is around 925 compared to Meghalaya state average of 970. Literacy rate of Shillong city is 85.65 % higher than state average of 74.43 %. In Shillong, Male literacy is around 88.46 % while female literacy rate is 81.67 %.

Shillong Cantonment Board has total administration over 2,473 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Cantonment Board limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Shillong 2024 Population

Current estimated population of Shillong Cantonment Board in 2024 is approximately 16,700. The schedule census of 2021 for Shillong city is postponed due to covid. We believe new population census for Shillong city will be conducted in 2024 and same will be updated once its done. The current data for Shillong town are estimated only but all 2011 figures are accurate.

Shillong Caste Factor

Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 3.54 % while Schedule Caste (SC) were 0.62 % of total population in Shillong (CB).

Shillong Work Profile

Out of total population, 4,808 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 4,130 were males while 678 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 4808 working population, 95.07 % were engaged in Main Work while 4.93 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

Shillong Population Religion Data

Religion Percentage
Hindu 75.05%
Muslim 13.96%
Christian 4.38%
Sikh 2.48%
Buddhist 3.05%
Jain 0.44%
Others 0.36%
No Religion 0.28%

Shillong City Ward List

# Ward Population
1 Shillong Ward No - 1 2905
2 Shillong Ward No - 2 1212
3 Shillong Ward No - 3 1635
4 Shillong Ward No - 4 1129
5 Shillong Ward No - 5 1569
6 Shillong Ward No - 6 996
7 Shillong Ward No - 7 2484

Shillong City/Town Future Population 2021-2031

Shillong City Population
2011 11,930
2021 15,500
2022 15,900
2023 16,300
2024 16,700
2025 17,200
2026 17,700
2027 18,200
2028 18,700
2029 19,200
2030 19,700
2031 20,200