Population of Rourkela | Raurkela Industrial Township Population

Population of Rourkela 2021

Rourkela is a city in Odisha, India. It is the third-largest Urban Agglomeration in Odisha & situated about 328 kilometers north of the state capital Bhubaneswar. The city is also popularly known as Ispat Nagar and also as the Steel City of Odisha. 

The Rourkela Township is divided into two separate townships under the Census of India as Raurkela Steel Township and Rourkela Town. The Residential quarter’s colony of Rourkela Steel Plant is called Steel Township and the other part is called Civil Township. One smaller township Fertiliser was renamed sector-22, as this township is within the purview of SAIL. 

According to the census report of 2011, Rourkela has a population of 483,038 (Rourkela Industrial Township is 273,217 and Rourkela Town is 210,412) and the urban metropolitan area population is 536,450.

Rourkela Town Population - Census 2011

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of  R0urkela Town  in 2011 is 273,217 (2.73 Lakhs) of which the male population is 144,949 and the female population is 128,268


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Raurkela Town for 2011 is 6504 people per sq. km. Raurkela Town city administrative area is 102 sq. km & it’s administrated by Raurkela Municipal Corporation.


The average literacy rate of Rourkela Town in 2011 was 87.95 %. If things are looked out at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 92.37 % and 82.94%. respectively. Total literate in Rourkela Town was 214,744 of which 119,761 are males while 94,983 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Rourkela Town, it stood at 899 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 885 girls per 1000 boys


In the census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 29,050 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total  15,297 are boys while 13,753  are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 892. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 10.63 % of the total population of Rourkela Town.

Sources: Census 2011

Population of Rourkela Town in 2021 – 3.05 lakhs (approx)

Rourkela CityCensus 2011
Total Population273,217 ( 2.73 lacs)
Male Population144,949
Female Population128,268
Density of Population6504 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)87.95 %
% of Male Literates92.37 %
% of Female Literates82.94%
Sex Ratio885
Child Sex Ratio899
Children (0-6 years)29,050
Boys (0-6yrs)15,297
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)13,753

Sources: Census 2011

Raurkela Industrial Township Population

The Rourkela Township is divided into two separate townships  Steel Township and Civil Township.

Rourkela has got one of the largest steel plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is situated here named Rourkela Steel Plant. So, that the city is also popularly known as Ispat Nagar. The Steel Township and Fertilizer Township are under the Steel Plant Administration while the other sections of the city are under the Raurkela Municipal Corporation.

As per census 2011, Raurkela Industrial Township population is 210,412 (2.10 Lakhs) of which 109,823 are males and 100,589 are females. The literacy rate is 86.60 % & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 916. The child sex ratio is 886.

Raurkela Industrial TownshipCensus 2011
Total Population210,412 (2.10 Lakhs)
Male Population109,823
Female Population100,589
Average Literacy (%)86.60 %
Literacy Male (%)91.54 %
Literacy Female (%)81.22 %
Sex Ratio916
Child Sex Ratio886

Source: Census 2011