Population of Dhanbad 2022 | Dhanbad District Population

The Census 2011 Information on Population of Dhanbad City

Dhanbad Population 2022

Dhanbad is a major city in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It’s the second-most populous city after Ranchi in Jharkhand. Dhanbad is also called the Coal Capital of India for housing one of the largest coal mines of India.

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Dhanbad City in 2011 is 11,62,472 (11.62 Lakhs) & estimated population of Dhanbad in 2022 is 13 lakh

Population of Dhanbad in 2022 - 13 lakh (approx)
Dhanbad CityCensus 2011
Total Population11,62,472 (11.62 Lakhs)
Male Population6,14,722
Female Population5,47,750
Density of Population3392
Average Literacy (%)79.47%
% of Male Literates86.14%
% of Female Literates71.96%.
Sex Ratio891
Child Sex Ratio903
Children (0-6 years)148,220

Sources: Census 2011


Dhanbad Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Dhanbad has a population growth rate of 12.69% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 10.97% during 2011-2021.

Let’s look at population & percentage change from  Year 19o1 to 2021.

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change

Sources: Census 2011

Dhanbad Population - Census 2011

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Dhanbad City in 2011 is 11,62,472 (11.62 Lakhs) of which the male population is 6,14,722and the female population is 5,47,750


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Dhanbad for 2011 is 2000 people per sq. km. Dhanbad city administers area is 577 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Dhanbad City in 2011 was  79.47%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 86.14% and 71.96%. respectively. Total literate in Dhanbad city was 8,05,982 of which 4,62,420are males while 3,43,562 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Dhanbad, it stood at 891 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 903 girls per 1000 boys.


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 148,220 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 77,895 are boys while 70,325 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 903. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 12.75 % of the total population of Dhanbad City

Sources: Census 2011

Dhanbad District Population

Dhanbad district is one of the 24 districts of Jharkhand, India. As of 2011, it is the second most populous district of Jharkhand (out of 24), after Ranchi. Its also known as the coal capital of India, due to the extensive coal mining in the district. 

As per census 2011, Dhanbad District population is 2,684,487 (26.84 Lakhs) of which 14,05,956 are males and 12,78,531 are females. The literacy rate is 74.52% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 906. The child sex ratio is 916

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