Bareilly City and District Population

Bareilly is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It’s the Biggest City in the Rohilkhand region. It is the eighth-largest metropolis in Uttar Pradesh and the 50th-largest city in India.  The city is also known by the name Nath Nagri (for the seven Shiva temples located in the Bareilly region – Dhopeshwar Nath, Madhi Nath, Alaska Nath, Tapeshwar Nath, Bankhandi Nath, Pashupati Nath, and Trivati Nath) and historically as Sanjashya (where the Buddha descended from Tushita to earth).

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Bareilly City in 2011 is 9,03,668 (9.03 Lakhs) and the estimated population of Bareilly in 2024 is 12 lakh or 1.2 million.

Population of Bareilly in 2024 - 12 lakh

Bareilly CityCensus 2011
Total Population903,668 (9.03 Lakhs)
Male Population476,927
Female Population426,741  
Average Literacy (%)68.25%
% of Male Literates72.74%
% of Female Literates63.23%
Sex Ratio895
Child Sex Ratio899
Children (0-6 years)107,323

Sources: Census 2011

As per Census 2011, Bareilly has a population growth rate of 25.79% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 16% during 2011-2021.

Let’s look at population and percentage change from  Year 1901 to 2021.

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate)1,045,000141,33215.64%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Bareilly City in 2011 is 9,03,668 (9.03 Lakhs) of which the male population is 4,76,927  and the female population is 4,26,741  


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Bareilly for 2011 is 8526 people per sq. km. Bareilly city administers an area is 106 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Bareilly City in 2011 was 68.25 %. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 72.74% and  63.23 %. respectively. The total literate in Bareilly city was 543,515 of which  305,805 are males while  237,710 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Bareilly, it stood at 895  per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 995 as per the latest reports of the Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 899 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 1,07,323  children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 56,523  are boys while 50,800  are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 899. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 11.88 % of the total population of Bareilly City

Sources: Census 2011

Bareilly District Population

As per the census 2011, the Bareilly District population is 44,48,359 (44.48 Lakhs) of which 23,57,665 are males and 20,90,694are females. The literacy rate is 58.49% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 887. The child sex ratio is 903. The Estimated population of Bareilly District in 2024 is 50 lakh or 5 million.

Population of Bareilly 2024 | Bareilly District Population