Population of Bhubaneswar 2021 | Bhubaneswar City Population

The Census 2011 Information on Population of Bhubaneswar City

Population of Bhubaneswar 2021

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. Bhubaneswar is categorized as a Tier-2 city. It’s an emerging information technology (IT), an education hub, and sports capital. Bhubaneswar is one of the country’s fastest-developing cities.

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. 


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 162.5 sq. km


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.


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


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

Population of Bhubaneswar in 2021 - 10 lakhs (approx)

Bhubaneswar CityCensus 2011
Total Population8,43,402 (8.43 Lacs)
Male Population4,46,204
Female Population3,97,198
Total Literates6,99,610
Male Literate3,81,665
Female Literates3,17,945
Average Literacy (%)91.87%
% of Male Literates94.66%
% of Female Literates88.73%
Sex Ratio890
Child Sex Ratio904
Children (0-6 years)81,847
Boys (0-6yrs)42,997
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)38,850

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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