Surat City and District Population

Surat is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the state of Gujarat, India.  It is the eighth-largest city and ninth-largest urban agglomeration in India. Surat recorded a population growth rate of 65 percent between 2001 and 2011. The projections for the next decade are also high.  As per the provisional data of the 2011 census, Surat had a population of 4,467,797 (44.67 Lakh) and the Estimated Population of Surat City in 2024 is 65 lakh.

Let’s have a look at the last census figures held in the year 2011

Surat CityCensus 20112024 Estimates
Total Population4,467,797 (44.67 Lakh) 65 Lakh
Male Population2,543,623 36.90 Lakh
Female Population1,924,174 28.10 Lakh
City Area462 sq. km.
Population Density14000 per sq. km.
Average Literacy (%)87.90%
% of Male Literates91.20%
% of Female Literates83.40%
Sex Ratio756
Child Sex Ratio808

Source: Census 2011

The majority religion in the city of Surat is Hinduism, with 85.31% of the population following it. Islam is the second most popular religion in the city, with approximately 11.63% of the population following it. Other religions in Surat include Christianity (0.25%), Jainism (2.31%), Sikhism (0.10%), and Buddhism (0.28%). A small percentage of the population (0.07%) has stated that they follow ‘Other Religion’, while approximately 0.06% have stated that they have ‘No Particular Religion’.

Religion percentage in Surat City

Not Stated0.06%

SourceL census 2011

Surat Historical Population

As per Census 2011, Surat has a population growth rate of 60.24% during 2001-2011.  Its expected to have population growth rate of 35% during 2011-2021. In 1901 Population of Surat was 1.30 lakh & Year 2021 its estimated around 60 lakh. 

Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1901 to 2021.

Census  YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
1901129,500        –        –

Source: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per the provisional reports of Census India, the population of Surat City in 2011 was 44,67,797( 44.67 Lakhs) of which the male population is 25,43,623 and the female population is 19,24,174.


The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Surat for 2011 is 13000 people per sq. km. Surat city administers area is 472 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Surat City in 2011 was 87.90%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 91.20% and 83.40% respectively. Total literate in Surat city was 3,443,411 of which 2,042,901 are males while 1,400,510 are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Surat, it stood at 756 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 was 808 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 5,49,882 children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 304,154 are boys while 2,45,728 are girls. Child Sex Ratio as per census 2011 was 808. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.40 % of the total population of Surat City

Sources: Census 2011

Surat District Population

Surat is a district in the state of Gujarat India. As of 2011, it’s the 12th most populous district of India and the second-most populous district of Gujarat after Ahmadabad.  As per the census 2011, the Surat District population is 60,81,322 (60.81 Lakh) and its estimated population in 2023 is 80 Lakh.

Surat DistrictCensus 2011
Total Population60,81,322
Dist. Area4,418 sq. km.
Pop. Density1376 per sq. km.
Average Literacy (%)86.5%
Sex Ratio788
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