Pune Population 2024

Pune is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It’s one of the most vibrant cities of Maharashtra.  As per the 2011 census, it’s the 9th most populous city in India. Pune metropolitan region which includes Pune City, Pimpri Chinchwad & Cantonment board of Pune, Khadki & Dehu Road is the 8th most populous metropolitan in India. It has been ranked as the most livable city in India. 

As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Pune had a population of 31,24,458 (31.24 Lakh) and Estimated Population of Pune in 2024 is 38 lakh or 3.8 million

Population of Pune in 2024 - 38 lakh or 3.8 million (approx)

Pune CityCensus 20112024 Estimates
Total Population31,24,458 38 Lakh
Male Population16,03,675 19.40 Lakh
Female Population15,20,783 18.60 Lakh
Pune Demography2011 Census
Population Density 
Average Literacy (%)89.56%
% of Male Literates92.31%
% of Female Literates86.67%
Sex Ratio948
Child Sex Ratio908
Children (0-6 years)337,062

Source: Census 2011

Pune Metropolitan Region is the Urban Agglomeration around the city of Pune. It is spread over 3 talukas of the Pune district. It includes Pune City and Pimpri Chinchwad, and the cantonment areas of Pune, Khadki, and Dehu Road.

As per the 2011 Census, the population of the Pune Metropolitan Region was 50,57,709 (50.57 lakhs) and the Estimated Population of the Pune Metropolitan Region in 2023 is 60 Lakh.

Religion in Pune

The majority religion in Pune city is Hinduism, with 79.43% of the population following it. Islam is the second most popular religion in the city, with approximately 11.03% of the population following it. Christianity is followed by 2.17%, Jainism by 2.45%, Sikhism by 0.43% and Buddhism by 3.94% of the population. About 0.35% of the population stated that they have no particular religion, while 0.20% stated that they follow some other religion.

Religion Percentage in Pune
Not Stated0.20%

Source: Census 2011

Pune Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Pune has a population growth rate of 23.08% during 2001-2011.  Its expected to have population growth rate of 16% during 2011-2021.

In 1901 Population of Pune was 1.53 lakh & Year 2021 its estimated around 6 lakh. Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1901 to 2021.

Census  YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
1901153,320              —            —
2021 (estimated)3,620,000495,54215.86%

Source: Census 2011

Demographics Details

Area and Density

The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Pune for 2011 is 9400 people per sq. km. Pune city administers an area is 331 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Pune City in 2011 was 89.56%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 92.31% and 86.67% respectively. The total literate in Pune city was 2,496,324 of which 1,317,345 are males while 1,178,979 are females.  


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Pune, it stood at 948 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 908 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 337,062 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 176,624  are boys while 160,438 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 908. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 10.79% of the total population of Pune City.

Source: Census 2011

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