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Rourkela Population 2023

Rourkela is a city in Odisha, India. It is the third-largest Urban Agglomeration in Odisha and 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 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.

Estimated Population of Rourkela Town in 2023 – 3.10 lakhs 

Rourkela CityCensus 2011
Total Population273,217 (2.73 lakh)
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, 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 the census 2011, the Raurkela Industrial Township’s population is 210,412 (2.10 Lakhs), and the Estimated population of Raurkela Industrial Township’s population in 2203 is  2.40 Lakh

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
Population of Rourkela 2023 | Raurkela Industrial Township Population