Chandigarh

Chandigarh Population 2020: Literacy Rate, Growth Rate, Gender Ratio

The groundbreaking strategy of the city was set up by Swiss-French engineer Le Corbusier, which changed from prior plans made by the Polish draftsman Maciej Nowicki and Albert Mayer from America.

Recently as per Chandigarh census data, 47.67% houses are owned while 46.96% were rented. In all, 69.12% couples in Chandigarh lived in single family. In 2011, 80.11% of Uttar Pradesh population had access to Banking and Non-Banking Finance Corporation.

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Chandigarh Population 2020

As per projected data, the population of Chandigarh will be 11.55 lakhs in 2020.

Approximate Population 10.55 Lakhs 9.01 Lakh
Actual Population 1,055,450 900,635
Male 580,663 506,938
Female 474,787 393,697
Population Growth 17.19% 40.33%
Percantage of total Population 0.09% 0.09%
Sex Ratio 818 777
Child Sex Ratio 880 845

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Density/km2 9,258 7,900
Density/mi2 23,988 20,469
Area(Km2) 114 114
Area mi2 44 44
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 119,434 115,613
Male Population (0-6 Age) 63,536 62,664
Female Population (0-6 Age) 55,898 52,949
Literacy 86.05 % 81.94 %
Male Literacy 89.99 % 86.14 %
Female Literacy 81.19 % 76.47 %
Total Literate 805,438 643,245
Male Literate 465,346 382,686
Female Literate 340,092 260,559

Chandigarh Population 2020 by Religion – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 852,574 80.78 %
Sikh 138,329 13.11 %
Muslim 51,447 4.87 %
Christian 8,720 0.83 %
Jain 1,960 0.19 %
Buddhist 1,160 0.11 %
Not Available 1,014 0.10 %
Other Religion 246 0.02 %

Chandigarh Urban and Rural Population in 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 2.75 % 97.25 %
Total Population 28,991 1,026,459
Male Population 17,150 563,513
Female Population 11,841 462,946
Population Growth -68.53 % 26.96 %
Sex Ratio 690 822
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 871 880
Child Population (0-6) 4,270 115,164
Child Percentage (0-6) 14.73 % 11.22 %
Literates 19,961 785,477
Average Literacy 80.75 % 86.19 %
Male Literacy 85.77 % 90.11 %
Female Literacy 47.55 % 65.32 %

Chandigarh Metropolitan and City Population 2011 Census

Big Cities

Big Cities Population Male Female
Chandigarh (Municipal Corporation) 961,587 525,629 435,958

Large Metropolitan

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Chandigarh 1,026,459 563,513 462,946

Chandigarh Literacy Rate 2011

  • Literacy rate in Chandigarh was 86.05% as per 2011 population census. Male 89.99%, Female 81.19%
  • Literacy rate in Chandigarh was 81.94% as per 2001 population census. Male 86.14%, Female 76.47%

Chandigarh Density 2011

  • Total area of Chandigarh is 114 sq. km.
  • 2011: Density of Chandigarh is 9,258 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Chandigarh was 7,900 per sq km

Chandigarh Gender Ratio

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Chandigarh was Female 818 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Chandigarh was Female 777 / 1000 male

Chandigarh 2020-21 Population Projection

Year Projected Population
2011 1,055,450 10.55 Lakhs
2012 1,067,339 10.67 Lakhs
2013 1,079,121 10.79 Lakhs
2014 1,090,796 10.91 Lakhs
2015 1,102,360 11.02 Lakhs
2016 1,113,814 11.14 Lakhs
2017 1,125,155 11.25 Lakhs
2018 1,136,382 11.36 Lakhs
2019 1,147,494 11.47 Lakhs
2020 1,158,491 11.58 Lakhs
2021 1,169,371 11.69 Lakhs

Quick Facts About Chandigarh

  • Area: 114 Sq. km
  • Population: 10.6 lakhs (2011)
  • Formation of Union territory: 1 November 1966

Chandigarh has a multitude of sports and recreation facilities. In the northeast is the large, artificial Lake Sukhna, which has become the main spot in the city for promenading and evening recreation.

Article first published on December 12, 2019.