Vijayawada City Population

Vijayawada, also known as Bezawada is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is the second most populous in the state with a population of more than one million. It’s one of the rapidly growing urban areas in India & the third most densely populated urban built-up area in the world. 

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Vijayawada City in 2011 is 10,34,358 (10.34 Lakh) and estimated population of Vijayawada in 2024 is 12 lakh or 1.2 million. 

Population of Vijayawada in 2023 - 12 Lakh (approx)

Vijayawada  CityCensus 2011
Total Population10,34,358 (10.34 Lakhs)
Male Population5,18,590
Female Population515,768
Density of Population17329 per sq. km
Average Literacy (%)81.24%
% of Male Literates85.02%
% of Female Literates77.46 %.
Sex Ratio975
Child Sex Ratio975
Children (0-6 years)101,699
Boys (0-6yrs)52,645
Girls  (0-6 Yrs)49,054

Sources: Census 2011

As per Census 2011, Vijayawada has a population growth rate of 9.83% during 2001-2011.  It’s expected to have a population growth rate of 8% during 2011-2021.

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

YearPopulationActual ChangePercentage Change
2021 (estimate)1,115,00080,6427.80%

Sources: Census 2011

Census 2011 Details

As per provisional reports of Census India, the population of Vijayawada City in 2011 was 10,34,358 (10.34 Lakh) of which the male population was 5,18,590  and the female population was 5,15,768


The initial provisional data released by Census India 2011, shows that the density of Vijayawada for 2011 is 17329 people per sq. km. Vijayawada city administers area is 59.69 sq. km


The average literacy rate of Vijayawada City in 2011 was 81.24%. If things are looked at gender-wise, male and female literacy was 85.02% and 77.46 %. respectively. The total literate in Vijayawada city was 7,57,667 of which 3,96,130  are males while 3,61,537  are females.


With regards to the Sex Ratio in Vijayawada, it stood at 995 per 1000 males. The average national sex ratio in India is 995 as per the latest reports of the Census 2011 Directorate. In the 2011 census, the child sex ratio is 932 girls per 1000 boys


In census enumeration, data regarding children under 0-6 age were also collected. There were a total of 101,699  children under the age of 0-6 years. Of the total 52,645  are boys while 49,054 are girls. The child Sex Ratio as per the census 2011 was 932. In 2011, Children under 0-6 formed 9.83  % of the total population of Vijayawada City

Sources: Census 2011

Vijayawada Metropolitan Population

Vijayawada is one of the fastest-growing cities in India. As per the census 2011, Vijayawada urban/metropolitan* population is 14,76,931 of which 743,267 are males and 733,664 are females. The literacy rate is 80.58% & the Male-Female Sex ratio is 987. The child sex ratio is 937

*An urban agglomeration is a continuous urban spread constituting a town and its adjoining outgrowths (OGs), or two or more physically contiguous towns together with or without outgrowths of such towns

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