Population of Shimla 2021 | Shimla City Population

The Census 2011 Information on Population of Shimla

Population of Shimla 2021

Shimla is the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It’s the largest & most populated city in Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India. After independence, the city became the capital of Punjab and in 1971 was made the capital of Himachal Pradesh. 

Shimla Population - Census 2011

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Shimla in 2011 is 1,69,578 ( 1.69 Lakhs) of which the male population is 93,152 and the female population is 76,426 


The initial provisional data released by census India 2011, shows that the density of Shimla for 2011 is 4800 people per sq. km. Shimla city administers area is 36 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Shimla in 2011 was 93.63%. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy was 94.79% and 92.19% respectively. Total literate in Shimla was 146,062 of which 81,945 are males while 64,567 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Shimla, it stood at 820 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 940 as per the latest reports of Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 890 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding child under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 13,571 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of total 7,179 are boys while 6,392 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 890. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 8.0 % of the total population of Shimla City

Sources: Census 2011

Population of Shimla in 2021 - 2 lakhs (approx)

Shimla CityCensus 2011
Total Population169,578 (1.69 Lacs)
Male Population93,152
Female Population76,426
Total Literates146,062
Male Literate81,945
Female Literates64,567
Average Literacy (%)93.63 %
% of Male Literates94.79 %
% of Female Literates92.19 %
Sex Ratio820
Child Sex Ratio890
Children (0-6 years)13,571
Boys (0-6yrs)7,179
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)6,392

Shimla District Population

Shimla is a district in the state of Himachal Pradesh in north India. It’s the 3rd most populous district of Himachal Pradesh after Kangra and Mandi. As per census 2011, Shimla District population is 8,14,010 (8.14 Lakhs) which 4,25,039 are males and 3,80,996 are females. The literacy rate is 83.64 % & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 915. The child sex ratio is 925

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