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Population of Coimbatore

Coimbatore Population 2023

Coimbatore is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s the second-largest city in Tamil Nadu after Chennai and the 16th-largest urban agglomeration in India. 

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Coimbatore City in 2011 is 1,050,721 (10.50 Lakh) & estimated population of Coimbatore in 2023 is 12 lakh

Population of Coimbatore in 2023 - 12 lakh (approx)
Coimbatore CityCensus 2011
Total Population1,050,721 (10.50 Lakhs)
Male Population526,163
Female Population524,558
Density of Population9950 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)91.30%
% of Male Literates94.46%
% of Female Literates88.15%%
Sex Ratio997
Child Sex Ratio953
Children (0-6 years)102,069
Boys (0-6 years)52,275
Girls (0-6 years)49,794

Sources: Census 2011

Coimbatore Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Coimbatore has a population growth rate of 12.87% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 10% during 2011-2021.

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

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate)1,150,00099,2799.45%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Coimbatore City in 2011 is 1,050,721 (10.50 Lakhs) of which the male population is 526,163 and the female population is 524,558


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Coimbatore for 2011 is 9950 people per sq. km. Coimbatore city administers area is 105.60 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Coimbatore City in 2011 was 91.30%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 94.46% and 88.15% respectively. Total literate in Coimbatore city was 866,098 of which 447,616  are males while 418482 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Coimbatore, it stood at 997 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 997 as per the latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 953 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 102,069 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 52,275 are boys while 49,794 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 953. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed  9.71 % of the total population of Coimbatore City

Sources: Census 2011

Coimbatore District Population

Coimbatore district is one of the 38 districts in Tamil Nadu, India. As per the census 2011, the Coimbatore District population is 3,458,045 (34.58 Lakhs), and the estimated population in 2023 is 39 lakh

Coimbatore District Census 2011
Total Population3,458,045 
Male Population1,729,297
Female Population1,728,748
Average Literacy (%)83.98%
Sex Ratio1000
Child Sex Ratio956