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Punjab Population 2020: Gender Ratio, Census 2021, Literacy Rate

Punjab Population 2020: Gender Ratio, Census 2021, Literacy Rate information and details given here. Around 20% of total Population in Punjab is migratory from other regions in India. The literacy rate in Punjab stands at 75% which is quiet descent. Agriculture is the main source of income of the people in Punjab. About 66% of the Population in Punjab lives in rural areas.

The literacy rate of the state is 75%, with male literacy is 80.23% and female literacy level is 68.36%. As of the 2011 data records, the sex proportion of the state was 895 females for 1000 males. It has the second least sex proportion among other states of the nation.

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Punjab Population 2020

As per predicted projection, the population of Punjab state in 2020 will be 3.05 Crore.

Approximate Population 2.77 Crores 2.44 Crore
Actual Population 27,743,338 24,358,999
Male 14,639,465 12,985,045
Female 13,103,873 11,373,954
Population Growth 13.89% 19.76%
Percantage of total Population 2.29% 2.37%
Sex Ratio 895 876
Child Sex Ratio 846 798

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Density/km2 551 484
Density/mi2 1,427 1,253
Area(Km2) 50,362 50,362
Area mi2 19,445 19,445
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 3,076,219 3,171,829
Male Population (0-6 Age) 1,665,994 1,763,801
Female Population (0-6 Age) 1,410,225 1,408,028
Literacy 75.84 % 69.65 %
Male Literacy 80.44 % 75.23 %
Female Literacy 70.73 % 63.36 %
Total Literate 18,707,137 14,756,970
Male Literate 10,436,056 8,442,293
Female Literate 8,271,081 6,314,677

Punjab Population 2011 by Religion – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Sikh 16,004,754 57.69 %
Hindu 10,678,138 38.49 %
Muslim 535,489 1.93 %
Christian 348,230 1.26 %
Not Available 87,564 0.32 %
Jain 45,040 0.16 %
Buddhist 33,237 0.12 %
Other Religion 10,886 0.04 %

Punjab Rural Population and Urban Population in 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 62.52 % 37.48 %
Total Population 17,344,192 10,399,146
Male Population 9,093,476 5,545,989
Female Population 8,250,716 4,853,157
Population Growth 7.75 % 25.86 %
Sex Ratio 907 875
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 844 852
Child Population (0-6) 1,945,502 1,130,717
Child Percentage (0-6) 11.22 % 10.87 %
Literates 10,997,657 7,709,480
Average Literacy 71.42 % 83.18 %
Male Literacy 76.62 % 86.67 %
Female Literacy 58.99 % 68.29 %

Punjab Big Cities and Large Metropolitan Population in 2011

Big Cities

Big Cities Population Male Female
Ludhiana (Municipal Corporation) 1,618,879 874,908 743,971
Amritsar (Municipal Corporation) 1,132,383 601,008 531,375
Jalandhar (Municipal Corporation) 862,886 457,636 405,250
Patiala (Municipal Corporation) 406,192 215,617 190,575
Bathinda (Municipal Corporation) 285,788 151,524 134,264
Hoshiarpur (Municipal Council) 168,653 88,304 80,349
Batala (Municipal Council) 156,619 82,584 74,035
Moga (Municipal Council) 150,411 79,663 70,748
Pathankot (Municipal Council) 148,937 78,117 70,820
Mohali (Municipal Council) 146,213 76,507 69,706

Large Metropolitan Cities

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Amritsar 1,183,549 628,420 555,129
Jalandhar 874,412 463,636 410,776

Punjab Literacy Rate in 2011 – Education in Punjab

  • 2011: Literacy rate in Punjab was 75.84% as per 2011 population census. Male 80.44%, Female 70.73%
  • 2001: Literacy rate in Punjab was 69.65% as per 2001 population census. Male 75.23%, Female 63.36%

Punjab Population in 2011 by Density

  • 2011: Total area of Punjab is 50,362 sq. km. Density of Punjab is 551 per sq km
  • 2001: Density of Punjab was 484 per sq km

Punjab Gender Ratio in 2011 (Male Female Sex Ratio)

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in Punjab Female 895 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in Punjab Female 876 / 1000 male

Punjab Projected Population from 2011-2021

Year Projected Population
2011 27,743,338 2.77 Crore
2012 28,055,849 2.81 Crore
2013 28,365,560 2.84 Crore
2014 28,672,427 2.87 Crore
2015 28,976,410 2.90 Crore
2016 29,277,472 2.93 Crore
2017 29,575,578 2.96 Crore
2018 29,870,697 2.99 Crore
2019 30,162,799 3.02 Crore
2020 30,451,858 3.05 Crore
2021 30,737,851 3.07 Crore

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Article first published on December 24, 2019.