Population of Howrah 2021 | Howrah District Population

The Census 2011 Information on Population of Howrah City

Population of Howrah 2021

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

Howrah Population - Census 2011

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


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Howrah for 2011 is 17000 people per sq. km. Howrah city administers area is 63.55 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Howrah City in 2011 was 88.71 %. If things are looked out 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 462,420are 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 Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 932 girls per 1000 boys


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

Population of Howrah in 2021 - 12.92 lakhs (approx)

Howrah CityCensus 2011
Total Population10,77,075 (10.77 Lakhs) 
Male Population5,61,220
Female Population5,15,855
Density of Population17000 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

Sources: Census 2011


Howrah District Population

Howrah district is a district of West Bengal, India. Its the second-largest city and second smallest district after Kolkata. As per census 2011, Howrah District population is 48,50,029 (48.50 Lakhs) of which 25,00,819 are males and 23,49,210 are females. The literacy rate is 83.31% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 939. Child sex ratio is 962

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