2020 Maharashtra Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census 2012-2020 and More

2020 Maharashtra Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census and More details given here. Maharashtra is the 2nd largest state in India by population. The growth rate of Maharashtra Population is one of the highest among the Indian states. The state of Maharashtra population is significant in urban areas including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Bhiwandi, Nashik, Kolhapur, Sangli, and other citiesMumbai is one of the largest cities in the world by population.

In this article, we have provided information of 2020 Maharashtra Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census and More.

Maharashtra Assembly
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Maharashtra Population Fast Facts

As per predicted numbers, population of Maharashtra in 2020 is approx. 12.49 Crore.

Approximate Population 11.24 Crores 9.69 Crore
Actual Population 112,374,333 96,878,627
Male 58,243,056 50,400,596
Female 54,131,277 46,478,031
Population Growth 15.99% 22.57%
Percantage of total Population 9.28% 9.42%
Sex Ratio 929 922
Child Sex Ratio 894 913

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Density/km2 365 315
Density/mi2 946 815
Area(Km2) 307,713 307,713
Area mi2 118,809 118,809
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 13,326,517 13,671,126
Male Population (0-6 Age) 7,035,391 7,146,432
Female Population (0-6 Age) 6,291,126 6,524,694
Literacy 82.34 % 76.88 %
Male Literacy 88.38 % 85.97 %
Female Literacy 75.87 % 67.03 %
Total Literate 81,554,290 63,965,943
Male Literate 45,257,584 37,184,963
Female Literate 36,296,706 26,780,980

Maharashtra Population by Religion – Religious Data and Census 2011

Hindu is the majority religion followed by Muslim, Buddhist and Jain. Hindu population is about 79.83% in Maharashtra.

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 89,703,057 79.83 %
Muslim 12,971,152 11.54 %
Buddhist 6,531,200 5.81 %
Jain 1,400,349 1.25 %
Christian 1,080,073 0.96 %
Not Available 286,290 0.25 %
Sikh 223,247 0.20 %
Other Religion 178,965 0.16 %

Maharashtra Urban Population 2011 Vs 2021 and Rural Population 2011 Vs 2021

In Maharashtra, the urban area increased significantly in last few decades. As of now, urban area is 45.22% and 54.78% rural area.

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 54.78 % 45.22 %
Total Population 61,556,074 50,818,259
Male Population 31,539,034 26,704,022
Female Population 30,017,040 24,114,237
Population Growth 10.36 % 23.64 %
Sex Ratio 952 903
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 890 899
Child Population (0-6) 7,688,954 5,637,563
Child Percentage (0-6) 12.49 % 11.09 %
Literates 41,482,761 40,071,529
Average Literacy 77.01 % 88.69 %
Male Literacy 85.15 % 92.12 %
Female Literacy 64.80 % 75.75 %

Maharashtra Big Cities Population / Census 2011: Municipal Corporations in Maharashtra Population

In Maharashtra, the big cities are as follows:

Big Cities Population Male Female
Mumbai (Municipal Corporation) 12,442,373 6,715,931 5,726,442
Pune (Municipal Corporation) 3,124,458 1,603,675 1,520,783
Nagpur (Municipal Corporation) 2,405,665 1,225,405 1,180,260
Thane (Municipal Corporation) 1,841,488 975,399 866,089
Pimpri and Chinchwad (Municipal Corporation) 1,727,692 942,533 785,159
Nashik (Municipal Corporation) 1,486,053 782,517 703,536
Kalyan and Dombivali (Municipal Corporation) 1,247,327 649,626 597,701
Vasai Virar (Municipal Corporation) 1,222,390 648,172 574,218
Aurangabad (Municipal Corporation) 1,175,116 609,206 565,910
Navi Mumbai (Municipal Corporation) 1,120,547 610,060 510,487

Maharashtra Large Metropolitan Region Population / Census 2011

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Mumbai 18,394,912 9,872,271 8,522,641
Pune 5,057,709 2,656,240 2,401,469
Nagpur 2,497,870 1,274,138 1,223,732
Nashik 1,561,809 821,921 739,888
Aurangabad 1,193,167 618,845 574,322
Bhiwandi 735,681 431,704 303,977
Malegaon 576,642 293,402 283,240
Kolhapur 561,837 286,938 274,899
Sangli 513,961 259,320 254,641

Maharashtra Literacy Rate 2011 Vs Projected 2021

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Maharashtra is 82.34 percent as per 2011 population census. Male literacy stands at 88.38 percent. Female literacy is at 75.87 percent.
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Maharashtra stood at 76.88 percent. male 85.97 percent. female 67.03 percent literate.

Maharashtra Population Density 2011 Vs Projected 2021

  • 2011: Total area of Maharashtra is 307,713 sq. km. Density of Maharashtra is 365 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Maharashtra was 315 per sq km

Maharashtra Sex Ratio 2011 Vs Projected 2021

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Maharashtra is 929 / 1000 male.
  • 2001: Sex ratio female 922 / 1000 males

Maharashtra Population 2011-2021 (Projected)

The following is projected figure from 2011 – 2021:

Year Projected Population
2011 112,374,333 11.24 Crore
2012 113,807,248 11.38 Crore
2013 115,229,410 11.52 Crore
2014 116,640,546 11.66 Crore
2015 118,040,394 11.80 Crore
2016 119,428,710 11.94 Crore
2017 120,805,261 12.08 Crore
2018 122,169,830 12.22 Crore
2019 123,522,214 12.35 Crore
2020 124,862,220 12.49 Crore
2021 126,189,673 12.62 Crore

Note: Census 2021 is going to be conducted in 2020 and scheduled to be published in 2020-2021. We will update this data as soon as possible after publication of latest data.

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Article Title: 2020 Maharashtra Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census and More
Article last re-published on March 9, 2020.