Ghaziabad City and District Population

Ghaziabad is the most populated city in Western Uttar Pradesh. It’s close to the National Capital of Delhi and it’s part of the National Capital Region of Delhi. With a population of Close to 2 Million, it fasting a growing city in Uttar Pradesh. As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Ghaziabad had a population of 16,48,643 (16.48 Lakh) 

Estimated Population of Ghaziabad in 2024:  21 lakh or 2.1 million

Ghaziabad CityCensus 20112024 Estimates
Total Population1,648,643 (16.48 Lakh)21 Lakh
Male Population874,60711.10 lakh
Female Population774,0369.90 lakh
Average Literacy (%)84.78% 
Sex Ratio885 
Child Sex Ratio835 

Hinduism is the majority religion in Ghaziabad city with 82.50 % followers. Islam is the second most popular religion in the city of Ghaziabad with approximately 14.18 % following it. It is followed by Sikhism at 0.96 %, Christianity at 0.78 %, Jainism at 0.71 %,  and Buddhism at 0.15 %. Around 0.01 % stated ‘Other Religion’, and approximately 0.71 % stated ‘No Particular Religion’.

Religion Percentage in Ghaziabad 

Not Stated0.71%
Census 2011 details

As per the provisional reports of Census India, the population of Ghaziabad City in 2011 is 16,48,643 ( 16.48 Lakhs) of which the male population is 8,74,607 and the female population is 7,74,036.


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Ghaziabad for 2011 is 8200 people per sq. km. The Ghaziabad city administers an area is 210 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Ghaziabad City in 2011 was 84.78 %. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 89.54 % and 79.45 % respectively. The total literate in Ghaziabad city was 1,220,667  of which 681,195  are males while 539,472 are females.


With regards to Sex Ratio in Ghaziabad, it stood at 885 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 835 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 208,853 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 113,827 are boys while 95,026 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 940. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.40 % of the total population of Ghaziabad City

Sources: Census 2011

Ghaziabad District Population

Ghaziabad City, Modinagar, Hapur, and Garhmukteshwar were sub-divisions of the Ghaziabad District in 2011. On 28 September 2011, the New district Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar) was carved out of the Ghaziabad district,  After this split the Population of Ghaziabad district was revised to 33,23,241(33.23 Lakh)

The Estimated population of Ghaziabad district in 2024 is  40 lakh.

Ghaziabad DistrictCensus 2011
Total Population33,23,241
Dist. Area1034 sq. km.
Population Density3200 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)85%
Sex Ratio878
Population of Ghaziabad 2024 | Religion in Ghaziabad

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