Population of Bhopal 2021 | Bhopal City Population

The Census 2011 Information on Population of Bhopal City

Population of Bhopal 2021

Bhopal is the capital city of the State of Madhya Pradesh in India.  Also known as the City of Lakes It’s one of the greenest cities in India & the second most populated city in Madhya Pradesh. As per Census 2011, Bhopal is the 16th largest populated city in India. 

Bhopal Population - Census 2011

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Bhopal City in 2011 is 17,98,218 ( 17.98 Lakhs) of which the male population is 9,36,168 and the female population is 8,62,050. 


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Bhopal is 3887 people per sq. km. Bhopal city administers an area id of 463 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Bhopal City in 2011 was 83.47%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 87.45% and 79.16% respectively. Total literate in Bhopal city was 13,20,675 of which 7,20,207 are males while 6,00,468 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Bhopal it stood at 921 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 919 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 2,16,088 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 1,12,602 are boys while 1,03,486 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 919. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 12.02 % of the total population of Bhopal City

Sources: Census 2011

Population of Bhopal in 2021- 20 lakhs (approx)

Bhopal CityCensus 2011
Total Population1,798,218 ( 17.98 Lakhs)
Male Population936,168
Female Population862,050
Total Literates1,320,675
Male Literate720,207
Female Literates600,468
Average Literacy (%)83.47%
% of Male Literates87.45%
% of Female Literates79.16%
Sex Ratio921
Child Sex Ratio 919
Children (0-6 years)216,088
Boys (0-6yrs)112,602
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)103,486

Bhopal Metropolitan Population

As per census 2011, Bhopal urban/metropolitan population is 18,86,100 of which 9,81,860 are males and 9,04,240 are females. The literacy rate is 83.52% % & Male-Female Sex ratio is 921. Child sex ratio is 918

Bhopal District Population

Bhopal District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.  As per census 2011, Bhopal district population is 2,371,061  (23.71 Lakhs) of which 1,236,130 are males and 1,134,931 are females. The literacy rate is 80.37% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 918. Child sex ratio is 920

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