Howrah City and District Population

Howrah (also spelled as Haora) is a metropolitan city within the Howrah district, in the Indian state of West Bengal.  The city is located on the western bank of the Hooghly River and It is a part of the area covered by the Kolkata Metropolitan Region.

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Howrah City in 2011 is 1,077,075 (10.77 Lakhs) and its estimated population of Howrah in 2024 is 13 lakh.

Howrah CityCensus 2011
Total Population10,77,075 (10.77 Lakhs) 
Male Population5,61,220
Female Population5,15,855
Density of Population20817 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)91.47%
% of Male Literates94.24%
% of Female Literates88.50%
Sex Ratio919
Child Sex Ratio932
Children (0-6 years)91,315

Howrah Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Howrah has a population growth rate of 6.90% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 5% during 2011-2021.

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

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate) 1,135,00057,9255.38%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Howrah City in 2011 was 1,077,075 (10.77 Lakh) of which the male population was 5,61,220 and the female population was 5,15,855


The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Howrah for 2011 is 20817 people per sq. km. Howrah city administers area is 52 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Howrah City in 2011 was 88.71 %. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 91.06% and 86.15%. respectively. Total literate in Howrah city was 8,74,891 of which 462,420 are males while 4,06,465 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Howrah, it stood at 919 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 932 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of  91,315 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 47,267 are boys while 44,048 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 932. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 8.48 % of the total population of Howrah City.

Howrah District Population

Howrah district is a district of West Bengal, India. It’s the second-largest city and second-smallest district after Kolkata. As per the census 2011, the Howrah District population is 48,50,029 (48.50 Lakhs) and the estimated population in 2024 is 52 lakh.

Howrah district Census 2011
Total Population48,50,029
Male Population25,00,819
Female Population23,49,210
Average Literacy (%)83.31%
Sex Ratio939
Child Sex Ratio962
Population of Howrah 2024 | Howrah City Population

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