Himachal Pradesh Travel

Himachal Pradesh Population 2020: Gender Ratio, Census 2021, Literacy Rate

Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It’s home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh was restricted only to a limited movement of pilgrims to a few spiritual destinations in around the hills.

Recently as per Himachal Pradesh census data, 87.22% houses are owned while 10.31% were rented. In all, 63.97% couples in Himachal Pradesh lived in single family.

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Himachal Pradesh Population 2020

As per projected prediction, the population of Himachal Pradesh in 2020 will be 75.03 Lakhs.

Approximate Population 68.65 Lakhs 60.78 Lakh
Actual Population 6,864,602 6,077,900
Male 3,481,873 3,087,940
Female 3,382,729 2,989,960
Population Growth 12.94% 17.53%
Percantage of total Population 0.57% 0.59%
Sex Ratio 972 968
Child Sex Ratio 909 896

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Density/km2 123 109
Density/mi2 319 283
Area(Km2) 55,673 55,673
Area mi2 21,495 21,496
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 777,898 793,137
Male Population (0-6 Age) 407,459 418,426
Female Population (0-6 Age) 370,439 374,711
Literacy 82.80 % 76.48 %
Male Literacy 89.53 % 85.35 %
Female Literacy 75.93 % 67.42 %
Total Literate 5,039,736 4,041,621
Male Literate 2,752,590 2,278,386
Female Literate 2,287,146 1,763,235

Himachal Pradesh Population by Religion 2011 – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 6,532,765 95.17 %
Muslim 149,881 2.18 %
Sikh 79,896 1.16 %
Buddhist 78,659 1.15 %
Christian 12,646 0.18 %
Not Available 8,094 0.12 %
Jain 1,805 0.03 %
Other Religion 856 0.01 %

Himachal Pradesh Urban and Rural Population in 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 89.97 % 10.03 %
Total Population 6,176,050 688,552
Male Population 3,110,345 371,528
Female Population 3,065,705 317,024
Population Growth 12.65 % 15.61 %
Sex Ratio 986 853
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 912 881
Child Population (0-6) 712,822 65,076
Child Percentage (0-6) 11.54 % 9.45 %
Literates 4,471,736 568,000
Average Literacy 81.85 % 91.10 %
Male Literacy 89.05 % 93.42 %
Female Literacy 73.42 % 74.25 %

Himachal Pradesh Big Cities and Large Metropolitan Cities Population in 2011

Big Cities Population Male Female
Shimla (Municipal Corporation) 169,578 93,152 76,426

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Large Metropolitan Cities Population Male Female
No large metropolitan region having population 1 Lakh+

Himachal Pradesh Literacy Rate in 2011 – Education in HP

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh was 82.80% as per 2011 population census. Male 89.53%, Female 75.93%
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh was 76.48% as per 2001 population census. Male 85.35%, Female 67.42%

Himachal Pradesh Population Density in 2011

  • 2011: Total area of Himachal Pradesh is 55,673 sq. km. Density of Himachal Pradesh is 123 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Himachal Pradesh was 109 per sq km.

Himachal Pradesh Sex Ratio (Male Female Gender Ratio)

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Himachal Pradesh was, Female 972 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Himachal Pradesh was, Female 968 / 1000 male

Himachal Pradesh Projected Population (2012-2021)

Year Projected Population
2011 6,864,602 68.65 Lakhs
2012 6,938,448 69.38 Lakhs
2013 7,011,595 70.12 Lakhs
2014 7,084,035 70.84 Lakhs
2015 7,155,760 71.56 Lakhs
2016 7,226,762 72.27 Lakhs
2017 7,297,034 72.97 Lakhs
2018 7,366,571 73.67 Lakhs
2019 7,435,366 74.35 Lakhs
2020 7,503,415 75.03 Lakhs
2021 7,570,713 75.71 Lakhs

Article first published on December 29, 2019.