Population of Delhi 2021 | Delhi City Population 2021

Population of Delhi 2021 | Delhi City Population 2021

Delhi Metropolitan Area Population

The population of Delhi Metropolitan region is the population of all nine districts of Delhi State i.e New Delhi, Central, North, West, North West, South, South West, East & North East. Delhi Metropolitan Area is the second most populous area of India after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, the population of Delhi is 1,68,7941 (1.68 Crore) out of which the male population was 89,87,326 and the female population was 78,00,615

The literacy rate was 86.20%. Male literacy was 90.90% and female literacy was 80.80%.  Male Female Sex ratio is 868. Total Numbers of infants in the age category of  0-6 years are 20,12,454. The Child Sex ratio is 871.  

Population of Delhi in 2021 - 1.91 crore (approx)

Delhi Census 2011
Total Population16,787,941 (1.67 Crore)
Male Population8,987,326
Female Population7,800,615
Total Literate12,737,767
Male Literarte7,194,856
Female Literate5,542,911
Average Literacy (%)86.20%
% of Male Literates90.94%
% of Female Literates80.76 %
Sex Ratio868
Child Sex Ratio871
Children (0-6 years)20,12,454
Boys (0-6yrs)1,075,440
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)937,014

Delhi City Population

New Delhi is the capital city of India & the second most populated city in India after Mumbai. Its located in the Delhi state of India.

The Population under Municipal Corporation Urban is considered as Delhi City Population. As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Delhi City had a population of  1,10,34,555 (1.10 Crore) out of which the male population was 58,82,117 and the female population was 51,52,438.

The literacy rate was 87.59%. Male Female Sex ratio is 876. Total Numbers of infants in the age category of  0-6 years are 12,38,350. The Child Sex ratio is 871.

Delhi City Population in 2021 - 1.30 Crore

Historic Population figures of Delhi

The population of Delhi during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb ( 1657 – 1707 ) was about 20 lakhs. With the death of Aurangzeb, there ensued a long period of political instability. Invasion of Nadir Shah in 1739 greatly added to this insecurity and the population was reduced to a mere 5 lakhs. British choose Calcutta for their capital and this led to a further decline in the fortunes of Delhi. The absence of royal patronage hindered the growth of industry and business. Consequently, Delhi suffered in terms of population as well. The British rule in Delhi started in 1803 when Lord Lake defeated the Marathas in the battle of Patparganj near Delhi .

In 1803, when Delhi was declared a province for the purpose of administration under the British Rule, peace and order returned after a long spell of unrest. Quite naturally the population increased from 1,50,000 in 1803 to 3,30,000 in 1843. Then followed a period of political uncertainty, including the 1857 rebellion against the British. As a result, there was a considerable decrease in population. In 1901 census population of Delhi city is 2,14,115. The population doubled after the partition of India & the arrival of almost 4 lakh + people from West Pakistan.

The population of Delhi City & state from 1901 Census to 2011 is as follows
Census yearDelhi City PopulationDelhi City
Area (Sq. km)
Delhi urban agglomeration PopulationDelhi Urban agglomeration 
Area (Sq. km)
1901214115 214115             —
191123794423,82923794423829
192130442066,47630442066476
193137378969,369447442143022
1941578813205,024695686248244
19511119870541,0571437134741448
19612061758941,8882359408922274
197132878831,226,12536470231287615
198150995391,811,65657608112113788
199174231932,323,65484716252710814
200198791722,455,979128955474423922
2011110345551,155,383167879413454284

Delhi State District wise Population

The population of All Nine Districts of Delhi State i.e New Delhi, Central, North, West, North West, South, South West, East & North East is as follows

New Delhi District

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, New Delhi had a population of 142,004 out of which the male population was 72942 and the female population was 64062

Central Delhi District

In 2011, Central Delhi District had a population of 582820 out of which the male population was 307821 and the female population was 274999

South Delhi District

In 2011, South District had a population of 2731929 out of which the male population was 1467428 and the female population was 1264501

South West Delhi District

In 2011, South west District had a population of 2292958 out of which the male population was 1246046 and the female population was 1046912

West Delhi District

In 2011, West District had a population of 2543243 out of which the male population was 1356240 and the female population was 1187003

North Delhi District

In 2011, North District had a population of 887978 out of which the male population was 475002 and the female population was 412976

North West Delhi District

In 2011, North West District had a population of 3656539 out of which the male population was 1960922 and the female population was 1695617

East Delhi District

In 2011, East District had a population of 1709346 out of which the male population was 907500 and the female population was 801,846

North East Delhi District

In 2011, North East District had a population of 2241624 out of which the male population was 1188425 and the female population was 1053199

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