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Bikaner City and District Population

Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan, India. It was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. As per the Census of India 2011, it’s the fourth largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kota.

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Bikaner City in 2011 was 6,44,406 (6.44 Lakhs) and the estimated population of Bikaner City in 2024 is 8 lakh.

Population of Bikaner in 2024 - 8 lakh (approx)

Bikaner CityCensus 2011
Total Population644,406 (6.44 Lakhs)
Male Population338,442
Female Population305,964
Total Literates444,264
Male Literates254,770
Female Literates189,494
Average Literacy (%)79.29%
% of Male Literates86.58%
% of Female Literates71.24%
Sex Ratio904
Child Sex Ratio905
Children (0-6 years)84,135
Boys (0-6 yrs)44,176
Girls  (0-6 yrs)39,959

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Bikaner Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Bikaner has a population growth rate of 21.66% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 17% during 2011-2021.

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

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate) 750,000105,59416.39%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Bikaner City in 2011 is 6,44,406 (6.44 Lakh) of which the male population is 3,38,442 and the female population is 3,05,964


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Bikaner for 2011 is 4157 people per sq. km. Gorakhpur city administers an area is 155 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Bikaner City in 2011 was 79.29%. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 86.58% and 71.24% respectively. The total literate in Bikaner city was 4,44,264 of which 2,54,770 are males while 1,89,494 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Bikaner, it stood at 904 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of the Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 905 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 84,135 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 44,176 are boys while 39,959 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 905. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 13.06 % of the total population of Bikaner City

Sources: Census 2011

Bikaner District Population

Bikaner District is a district of the state of Rajasthan, India. As per the census 2011, the Bikaner District population is 23,63,937 (23.63 Lakhs) of which 12,40,801 are males and 11,23,136 are females. The literacy rate is 65.13% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 905. The child sex ratio is 908. The Estimated population of Bikaner District in 2024 is 27 lakh.

Population of Bikaner 2024 | Bikaner District Population