Population of Salem 2021 | Salem District Population

The Census 2011 Information on Population of Salem City

Population of Salem 2021

Salem is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 186 kilometres southeast of Bangalore and about 340 kilometres southwest of the state capital, Chennai. Salem is the fifth largest urban agglomeration in the state by population and the fifth-largest city in Tamil Nadu.

Salem Population - Census 2011

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Salem  City in 2011 is 8,29,267 (8.29 Lakhs) of which the male population is 4,17,317 and the female population is 4,11,950


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Salem for 2011 is 9079 people per sq. km. Salem  city administers area is 124 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Salem  City in 2011 was  84.42%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 89.30 % and   79.50 %. respectively. Total literate in Salem city was 633,314 of which 336,422 are males while  296,892 are females.


With regard to the Sex Ratio in Salem, it stood at 987  per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 949 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 79,067 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total  40,570 are boys while 38,497 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 949. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.53 % of the total population of Salem  City

Sources: Census 2011

Population of Salem City in 2021 - 9.50 lakhs (approx)

Salem CityCensus 2011
Total Population8,29,267 (8.29 Lakhs)
Male Population4,17,317
Female Population4,11,950
Density of Population9079 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)84.42%
% of Male Literates94.24%
% of Female Literates88.50%
Sex Ratio987
Child Sex Ratio949
Children (0-6 years)79,067
Boys (0-6yrs)40,570
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)38,497

Salem District Population

Salem District is one of the 38 districts of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. As per the census 2011, the Salem District population is 34,82,056 (34.82 Lakhs) of which 17,81,571 are males and 17,00,485 are females. The literacy rate is 75.86 % & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 954. The child sex ratio is 916