Population of Bhubaneswar 2022 | Bhubaneswar City Population

The Census 2011 Information on Population of Bhubaneswar City

Population of Bhubaneswar 2022

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of the Indian state of Odisha. Known as the “Temple City”, Bhubaneswar is the largest city in Odisha. Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are often referred to as the ‘twin cities of Odisha’. The metropolitan area formed by the two cities had a population of 1.7 million in 2011. 

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Bhubaneswar had a population of 8,43,402 (8.43 Lakh) & Estimated Population of Bhubaneswar in 2022 is 10 lakh (1 million)

Source: Census 2011

Population of Bhubaneswar in 2022 - 10 lakh (1 million) approx
Bhubaneswar CityCensus 20112022 Estimate
Total Population8,43,402 (8.43 Lacs)10 Lakh
Male Population4,46,2045.3 Lakh
Female Population3,97,1984.7 Lakh
Bhubaneswar Demography2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)91.87%
% of Male Literates94.66%
% of Female Literates88.73%
Sex Ratio890
Child Sex Ratio904
Children (0-6 years)81,847

Source: Census 2011

Bhubaneswar Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Bhubaneswar has a population growth rate of 29.75% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 20% during 2011-2021. 

In the year 1951, the Population of Bhubaneswar is just 16 thousand & it reached 2 lakh by 1980. The growth in the city took place in last 40 years & now it’s estimated around 1 million. Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1951 to 2021.

Census Year Population Actual Change Percentage Change
1951 16,512
1961 38,211 21,699 131.41%
1971 105,491 67,280 176.07%
1981 219,211 113,720 107.80%
1991 411,542 192,331 87.74%
2001 648,032 236,490 57.46%
2011 840,834 192,802 29.75%
2021 (estimate) 1,009,000 168,166 20.00%

Sources: Census 2011

Bhubaneswar Population - Census 2011

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Bhubaneswar City in 2011 is 8,43,402 ( 8.43 Lakhs) of which the male population is 4,46,204 and the female population is 3,97,198. 

DENSITY

The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Bhubaneswar for 2011 is 2131 people per sq. km. Bhubaneswar city administers an area of 135 sq. km

LITERACY RATE

The average literacy rate of Bhubaneswar City in 2011 was 91.87%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 94.66% and 88.73% respectively. Total literate in Bhubaneswar was 6,99,610 of which 3,81,665 are males while 3,17,945 are females.

SEX RATIO

With regards to the Sex Ratio in Bhubaneswar, it stood at 890 per 1000 male. 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 904 girls per 1000 boys

CHILD POPULATION

In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 81,847 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 42,997 are boys while 38,850 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 904. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.70 % of the total population of Bhubaneswar City

Sources: Census 2011

Bhubaneswar Metropolitan Population

Bhubaneswar is one of the fastest-growing cities in India. Recent data from the United Nations released in 2016 states that Bhubaneswar’s metro area has a population of around a million people. As per census 2011, Bhubaneswar’s urban/metropolitan population is 8,86,397 (8.86 Lakhs) of which 4,68,577 are males and 4,17,820 are females. The literacy rate is 91.72% % & Male-Female Sex ratio is 892. The child sex ratio is 906

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