Delhi

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

The population of Delhi mainly consists of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians and so on. Hinduism is the main religion in Delhi with 81% Hindu followers. All the major Hindu festivals are celebrated by Hindu community in New Delhi. Muslims with 11.7% population forms the second largest community after Hindus in New Delhi.

Already, India’s capital city is the world’s second most populous urban agglomeration. The future is even more frightening: a United Nations report released in mid-2018 says Delhi could be the world’s most populous city by 2028 with 37.2 million people. That is eight million more in just 10 years.

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Delhi

Delhi Population 2020

As per projected estimate, the population of Delhi will be 1.92 crore in 2020.

Approximate Population 1.68 Crores 1.39 Crore
Actual Population 16,787,941 13,850,507
Male 8,987,326 7,607,234
Female 7,800,615 6,243,273
Population Growth 21.21% 46.31%
Percantage of total Population 1.39% 1.35%
Sex Ratio 868 821
Child Sex Ratio 871 868

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Density/km2 11,320 9,340
Density/mi2 29,298 24,172
Area(Km2) 1,483 1,483
Area mi2 573 573
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 2,012,454 2,016,849
Male Population (0-6 Age) 1,075,440 1,079,618
Female Population (0-6 Age) 937,014 937,231
Literacy 86.21 % 81.67 %
Male Literacy 90.94 % 87.33 %
Female Literacy 80.76 % 74.71 %
Total Literate 12,737,767 9,664,764
Male Literate 7,194,856 5,700,847
Female Literate 5,542,911 3,963,917

Delhi Population by Religion – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 13,712,100 81.68 %
Muslim 2,158,684 12.86 %
Sikh 570,581 3.40 %
Jain 166,231 0.99 %
Christian 146,093 0.87 %
Buddhist 18,449 0.11 %
Not Available 13,606 0.08 %
Other Religion 2,197 0.01 %

Delhi Urban and Rural Population in 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 2.50 % 97.50 %
Total Population 419,042 16,368,899
Male Population 226,321 8,761,005
Female Population 192,721 7,607,894
Population Growth -55.64 % 26.83 %
Sex Ratio 852 868
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 814 873
Child Population (0-6) 56,716 1,955,738
Child Percentage (0-6) 13.53 % 11.95 %
Literates 296,600 12,441,167
Average Literacy 81.86 % 86.32 %
Male Literacy 89.37 % 90.98 %
Female Literacy 60.87 % 69.06 %

Delhi Metropolitan and City Population in 2011

Big Cities

Big Cities Population Male Female
Delhi (Municipal Corporation) 11,034,555 5,882,117 5,152,438
Kirari Suleman Nagar (Census Town) 283,211 152,348 130,863
NDMC (Municipal Council) 257,803 140,234 117,569
Karawal Nagar (Census Town) 224,281 119,951 104,330
Nangloi Jat (Census Town) 205,596 110,056 95,540
Bhalswa Jahangir Pur (Census Town) 197,148 106,388 90,760
Sultan Pur Majra (Census Town) 181,554 95,687 85,867
Hastsal (Census Town) 176,877 94,833 82,044
Deoli (Census Town) 169,122 90,914 78,208
Dallo Pura (Census Town) 154,791 81,262 73,529

Large Metropolitan

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Delhi 16,349,831 8,750,834 7,598,997

Delhi Literacy Rate 2011

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Delhi was 86.21% as per 2011 population census. Male 90.94%, Female 80.76%
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Delhi was 81.67% as per 2001 population census. Male 87.33%, Female 74.71%

Delhi Population Density 2011

  • Total area of Delhi is 1,483 sq. km.
  • 2011: Density of Delhi is 11,320 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Delhi was 9,340 per sq km

Delhi Gender Ratio

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Delhi was Female 868 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Delhi was Female 821 / 1000 male

Delhi 2020 Population (Projected) and 2012-2021 Projection

Year Projected Population
2011 16,787,941 1.68 Crore
2012 17,071,599 1.71 Crore
2013 17,354,281 1.74 Crore
2014 17,635,897 1.76 Crore
2015 17,916,359 1.79 Crore
2016 18,195,583 1.82 Crore
2017 18,473,486 1.85 Crore
2018 18,749,992 1.87 Crore
2019 19,025,023 1.90 Crore
2020 19,298,507 1.93 Crore
2021 19,570,374 1.96 Crore

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Article first published on December 13, 2019.