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

2020 West Bengal Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census 2012-2020 and More details given here. From the mighty Himalayas to the greenery of Gangetic planes, from serene beaches to mangrove estuaries – West Bengal is a land of many natural splendours. The beautiful state of West Bengal attracts a significant number of tourists every year as the state is jewelled with mesmerising landscapes, snow-clad mountains, gushing sea, blossoming tea gardens, enormous deltas, lush green forests, plentiful wildlife, ancient temples and magnificent British monuments.

So, let’s see important information and details of 2020 West Bengal Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census 2012-2020.

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West Bengal Population 2020 – West Bengal Population Fast Facts

As per prediction, population of West Bengal will be 10.02 Crore in 2020 (predicted).

Approximate Population 9.13 Crores 8.02 Crore
Actual Population 91,276,115 80,176,197
Male 46,809,027 41,465,985
Female 44,467,088 38,710,212
Population Growth 13.84% 17.84%
Percantage of total Population 7.54% 7.79%
Sex Ratio 950 934
Child Sex Ratio 956 960

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Density/km2 1,028 903
Density/mi2 2,664 2,340
Area(Km2) 88,752 88,752
Area mi2 34,267 34,267
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 10,581,466 11,414,222
Male Population (0-6 Age) 5,410,396 5,824,180
Female Population (0-6 Age) 5,171,070 5,590,042
Literacy 76.26 % 68.64 %
Male Literacy 81.69 % 77.02 %
Female Literacy 70.54 % 59.61 %
Total Literate 61,538,281 47,196,401
Male Literate 33,818,810 27,452,426
Female Literate 27,719,471 19,743,975

West Bengal Population by Religion – Religious Data

Description Population Percentage
Hindu 64,385,546 70.54 %
Muslim 24,654,825 27.01 %
Other Religion 942,297 1.03 %
Christian 658,618 0.72 %
Buddhist 282,898 0.31 %
Not Available 228,267 0.25 %
Sikh 63,523 0.07 %
Jain 60,141 0.07 %

West Bengal Urban Population 2011 – Rural Population 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 68.13 % 31.87 %
Total Population 62,183,113 29,093,002
Male Population 31,844,945 14,964,082
Female Population 30,338,168 14,128,920
Population Growth 7.68 % 29.72 %
Sex Ratio 953 944
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 959 947
Child Population (0-6) 7,820,710 2,760,756
Child Percentage (0-6) 12.58 % 9.49 %
Literates 39,213,779 22,324,502
Average Literacy 72.13 % 84.78 %
Male Literacy 78.44 % 88.37 %
Female Literacy 61.98 % 76.01 %

West Bengal Big Cities Population in 2011 – 2021 Data will be updated soon

Big Cities Population Male Female
Kolkata (Municipal Corporation) 4,496,694 2,356,766 2,139,928
Haora (Municipal Corporation) 1,077,075 561,220 515,855
Durgapur (Municipal Corporation) 566,517 294,255 272,262
Asansol (Municipal Corporation) 563,917 292,387 271,530
Siliguri (Municipal Corporation) 513,264 263,702 249,562
Maheshtala (Municipality) 448,317 229,693 218,624
Rajpur Sonarpur (Municipality) 424,368 215,405 208,963
South Dum Dum (Municipality) 403,316 202,214 201,102
Rajarhat Gopalpur (Municipality) 402,844 203,911 198,933
Bhatpara (Municipality) 383,762 203,416 180,346

West Bengal Large Metropolitan Population in 2011 – 2021 Data will be updated soon

Large Metropolitan Region Population Male Female
Kolkata 14,035,959 7,251,908 6,784,051
Asansol 1,243,414 646,052 597,362
Siliguri 705,579 362,523 343,056
Durgapur 580,990 301,607 279,383

West Bengal Literacy Rate 2011 – 2021 Census Literacy Rate will be updated soon

  • 2011: Literacy rate in West Bengal is 76.26 percent as per 2011 population census. Male literacy is 81.69 percent. Female literacy is 70.54 percent.
  • 2001: Literacy rate in West Bengal in 68.64 percent. Male 77.02 percent. Female 59.61%

West Bengal Population Density 2011 – Census 2021 Data will be updated soon

  • 2011: Total area of West Bengal is 88,752 sq. km. Density of West Bengal is 1,028 per sq km.
  • 2001: Density of West Bengal was 903 per sq km.

West Bengal Sex Ratio – Census 2021 Male Female Ratio will be updated soon

  • 2011: Sex Ratio in West Bengal is female 950 / 1000 male
  • 2001: Sex Ratio in West Bengal is female 934 / 1000 male

West Bengal 2020 Population Prediction (Projected) – Census 2021 data will be updated soon

Year Projected Population
2011 91,276,115 9.13 Crore
2012 92,379,339 9.24 Crore
2013 93,473,566 9.35 Crore
2014 94,558,610 9.46 Crore
2015 95,634,297 9.56 Crore
2016 96,700,463 9.67 Crore
2017 97,756,953 9.78 Crore
2018 98,803,625 9.88 Crore
2019 99,840,346 9.98 Crore
2020 100,866,993 10.09 Crore
2021 101,883,453 10.19 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.

Article Title: 2020 West Bengal Population: Sex Ratio, Literacy, Projected Census 2012-2020 and More
Article first published on November 22, 2019.