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Kochi Population 2024

Kochi also is known as Cochin, is a major port city in the Indian State of Kerala. It’s the most densely populated city and also the most populous metropolitan area in Kerala. As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Kochi City in 2011 was 6,02,046 (6.02 Lakh) and estimated the population of  Kochi in 2024 is 7.50 lakh.

Population of Kochi in 2024 - 7.50 lakh (approx)

Kochi CityCensus 2011
Total Population 602,046 (6.02 Lakhs)
Male Population296,949
Female Population305,097
Average Literacy (%)97.36%
% of Male Literates98.25%
% of Female Literates95.51%
Sex Ratio1027
Child Sex Ratio956
Children (0-6 years)55,138

Sources: Census 2011

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Kochi Metropolitan Population

The Kochi metropolitan area or urban agglomeration is a metropolitan area centered around the city of Kochi. With a population of more than 2.1 million within an area of 440 km², it is the largest and most populous metropolitan area in Kerala.

As per census 2011, Kochi metropolitan area population is 21,19,724 (21.19 Lakhs) of which 10,44,243 are males and 10,75,481 are females. The literacy rate is 96.29% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 1030. The child sex ratio is 962

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Kochi Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Kochi has a population growth rate of -8.59% during 2001-2011.  The negative growth rate is due to the reduction of the Kochi Municipal Corp. area from 133 sq. km to 95 sq. km.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 10% during 2011-2021.

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

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate) 666,00063,95410.62%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  Kochi City in 2011 was 6,02,046  (6.02 Lakhs) of which the male population was 2,96,949 and the female population was 3,05,097


The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Kochi for 2011 is 7100 people per sq. km. Kochi city administers area is 94.88 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Kochi City in 2011 was  97.36%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 98.25% and 95.51 % respectively. Total literate in Kochi city was 532,492 of which 264,067 are males while 268,425 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Kochi, it stood at 1027 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 was 956 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of  55,138  children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 28,185 are boys while 26,953  are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was  956. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.16 % of the total population of  Kochi City

Sources: Census 2011

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