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Chandigarh Population 2023

Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India. It serves as the capital of the two neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana. 

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Chandigarh had a population of  961,587 (9.61 Lakh) and Estimated Population of Chandigarh in 2023 is 1,231,000 or 12.31 lakh

Chandigarh CityCensus 20112023 Estimate
Total Population961,587 (9.61 Lakh)12.31Lakh
Male Population525,6296.65 Lakh
Female Population435,958 5.67 Lakh
Chandigarh City2011 Census
Average Literacy (%)86.42%
% of Male Literates90.26%
% of Female Literates81.75%
Sex Ratio829
Child Sex Ratio875
Children (0-6 years)105,520 (10.97%)

Source: Census 2011

As per Census 2011, Chandigarh has a population growth rate of 18.93% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 14% during 2011-2021.

Chandigarh is planned after India’s Independence & Inaugrtaed in 1953. In the 1961 Census Population of Chandigarh was 1 lakh & in the Year 2021, it’s estimated around 1 million. Chandigarh is one of the few cities in India with a slow population growth rate.  Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1961 to 2021.

Census YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 1,208,000246,41325.62%

Source: Census of India

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Chandigarh City in 2011 was 9,61,587 (9.61 Lakhs) of which the male population was 5,25,629 and the female population was 4,35,958 


The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Chandigarh is 9262 people per sq. km. Chandigarh administers area is 114 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Chandigarh City in 2011 was 86.42%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 90.26% and 81.75% respectively. Total literate in Chandigarh city was 7,39,784 of which 4,23,644 are males while 3,16,140 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Chandigarh, it stood at 829 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 875 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 1,05,520 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 56,287 are boys while 49,223 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 875. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 10.97 % of the total population of Chandigarh City

Sources: Census 2011

Chandigarh Metropolitan Population

As per census 2011, Chandigarh urban/metropolitan* population is 10,26,459 of which 5,63,513 are males and 4,62,946 are females. The literacy rate is 86.19% % & Male-Female Sex ratio is 822. Child sex ratio is 880.

*An urban agglomeration is a continuous urban spread constituting a town and its adjoining outgrowths (OGs), or two or more physically contiguous towns together with or without outgrowths of such towns.

Chnadigarh Population by Religion

Chandigarh has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 10.55 lakhs population, around 8.5 lakhs (80.78%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 1.39 lakhs (13.11%) as Sikhs and 52 thousand (4.87%) as Muslims. In addition 0.10% Stated as no religion & 1.15% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

also read Population of Punjab 2021

Religion in Chandigarh by population
#ReligionPopulation 2011
7Religion not stated1014
8Other religions and persuasions246

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Chandigarh by Percentage
#ReligionPercentage %
7Religion not stated0.10%
8Other religions and persuasions0.02%

Source: Census 2011

Lok Sabha Seats in Chandigarh

The Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). Each MP, represents a single geographic constituency. There are currently 1 Lok Sabha constituencies in Chandigrah. 


Chandigarh MP List

Lok Sabha Seats from  & List of members (MP) from  in the 17th Lok Sabha (2019-2024)

#Constituency Party NameName Of Member
1Chandigarh Bharatiya Janata PartyKher , Smt. Kirron
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