Chennai Population Census 2011 - 2021

Overview

Chennai is a Municipal Corporation city in district of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Chennai city is divided into 155 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Chennai Municipal Corporation has population of 4,646,732 of which 2,335,844 are males while 2,310,888 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 459324 which is 9.88 % of total population of Chennai (M Corp). In Chennai Municipal Corporation, Female Sex Ratio is of 989 against state average of 996. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Chennai is around 950 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943. Literacy rate of Chennai city is 90.18 % higher than state average of 80.09 %. In Chennai, Male literacy is around 93.70 % while female literacy rate is 86.64 %.

Chennai Municipal Corporation has total administration over 1,154,982 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Municipal Corporation limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Chennai Caste Factor

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 16.78 % while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.22 % of total population in Chennai (M Corp).

Chennai Work Profile

Out of total population, 1,817,297 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 1,369,302 were males while 447,995 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 1817297 working population, 89.12 % were engaged in Main Work while 10.88 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

Chennai 2021 Population

The next census for Chennai Population will be held in 2021. Right now all figures for 2021 are estimates only.

Chennai Religion Data 2011

Town Population Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Chennai 4,646,732 80.73% 9.45% 7.72% 0.06% 0.06% 1.11% 0.04% 0.83%

Chennai Wards

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# Metropolitan Population
1 Mumbai 18,394,912
2 Delhi 16,349,831
3 Kolkata 14,035,959
4 Chennai 8,653,521
5 Bangalore 8,520,435
# State Sex Ratio
1 Kerala 1084
2 Puducherry 1037
3 Tamil Nadu 996
4 Andhra Pradesh 993
5 Chhattisgarh 991
# State Literacy
1 Kerala 94.00 %
2 Lakshadweep 91.85 %
3 Mizoram 91.33 %
4 Goa 88.70 %
5 Tripura 87.22 %