Population of Chennai 2021 | Chennai City Population

Population of Chennai 2021

Chennai is the capital of the State of Tamil Nadu, India. As per the 2011 census, it is the sixth-most populous city in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitutes the Chennai Metropolitan Area and its fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.

Chennai Population - Census 2011

As per the provisional reports of Census India, the population of Chennai City in 2011 is 46,46,732 ( 46.46 Lakhs) of which the male population is 23,35,844 and the female population is 23,10,888.


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Chennai for 2011 is 17000 people per sq. km. Chennai city administers area is 426 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Chennai City in 2011 was 90.20%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 93.70% and 86.60% respectively. 


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Chennai, it stood at 989 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 950 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 4,59,324 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 2,35,519 are boys while 2,23,805 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 950. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.88 % of the total population of Chennai City

Sources: Census 2011

Population of Chennai in 2021 - 53 lakhs (approx)

Chennai City Census 2011
Total Population 4,646,732 (46.46 Lakhs)
Male Population 2,335,844
Female Population 2,310,888
Population Density  17000 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%) 90.20%
% of Male Literates 93.70%
% of Female Literates 86.60%
Sex Ratio 989
Child Sex Ratio 950
Children (0-6 years) 459,324
Boys (0-6yrs) 235,519
Girls  (0-6 Yrs) 223,805

Chennai Metropolitan Area Population - Census 2011

The Chennai Metropolitan Area or Chennai Urban Allogermation is the fourth-most populous urban area in India, the 22nd-most in Asia, and the 40th-most in the world. Chennai metropolitan area is made up of Chennai District and its suburbs distributed in Kanchipuram, Chengpattu, and Thiruvallur districts. The main Cities in Chennai UA are Chennai, Ambattur, Avadi, Tiruvottiyur, Pallavaram, Tambaram, Alandur & Madavaram.

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Chennai metropolitan area had a population of 86,53,521 (86.52 Lakhs)  out of which the male population was 43,58,612 and the female population was 42,94,909

The literacy rate was 90.23%. Male Female Sex ratio is 985. Total Numbers of infants in the age category of  0-6 years are 8,950,24. The Child Sex ratio is 951

Sources: Census 2011