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The Population of Delhi is growing at a rapid rate in last 20 years. Know more on current Population of New Delhi in 2014/15.
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Population of Delhi 2014


Current Population of Delhi in 2014 17,838,842
Population of Delhi in 2013 17,115,104
Total Male Population 8,976,410 (2011)
Total Female Population 7,776,825 (2011)
Sex Ratio in Delhi 866 females per 1000 males
Literacy Rate in Delhi 86%


Population of Delhi - The population of New Delhi has increased rapidly in last 10 years. From a figure of 400000 in year 1901, the population of Delhi has increased to around 17,838,842 in current year 2014. According to 2011 census of India, population of Delhi was around 16,753,235. There has been tremendous development in transport, education and other facilities offered by the government and other agencies in Delhi. The population of Delhi is expected to rise 40% by the year 2020. Better roads and a good living standard in Delhi have attracted people from all over India. Not only are locals visiting the capital, tourists from all over the world have made their way to New Delhi. There are always resources available online to find out more about attractions and New Delhi hotels.

According to 2001 Census of India, the population of Delhi was 13,782,976. In 2004 this figure increased to 15,279,000. The capital of India is considered to be second largest metropolitan city after Mumbai. The literacy rate in New Delhi was quiet good at 81.82% approximately in 2001 now stands at 86% in 2014. Estimated figures say that 200,000 to 300,000 people a year settle in Delhi permanently from other states in India as migrants. These people come in search of employment and education opportunities and become the permanent resident of Delhi. A large portion of New Delhi's population is formed by this section of migrants coming from other states.Population of Delhi, India

The population of Delhi is mainly consists of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians and so on. Hinduism is the main religion in Delhi with 81% Hindu followers. All the major Hindu festivals are celebrated by Hindu community in New Delhi. Muslims with 11.7% population forms the second largest community after Hindus in New Delhi. Majority of the Muslim population live in the Old Delhi areas like Chandni Chowk, Daryaganj, and so on. Sikhism is another major religion in Delhi forming large community in capital of India.

Current Population of Delhi in 2014 is 17,838,842*

Population of Delhi in 2013 was - 17,115,104 (estimated)

Religion in Delhi
What is the Population of New Delhi
According to estimated figures from Census of India, Population of New Delhi in 2014 is 17.8 million. Delhi's is witnessing a huge growth in its population every year. Population of Delhi city is estimated to cross 20 million in 2020.

Population of NCR
The capital of India, Delhi is a part of NCR (National Capital Region) which has been given special status under the constitution of India. Baghpat, Gurgaon, Sonepat, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and other nearby towns are included in the NCR Zone. Population of NCR in 2011 was 21,753,486. NCR or National Capital Region is the most populous Metropolitan area in India followed by Mumbai and Kolkata.

Population of Delhi in 2012
Population of Delhi in 2012 is estimated to be 17,115,104. A large number of migratory population constitute towards this figure of 17.1 million people in New Delhi.

Delhi Population in 2011
According to figures provided by Census of India 2011, Population of Delhi is estimated to be 16,753,235. This further includes 8.9 million males and 7.7 females living in the capital of India.

Population Growth in Delhi
In the last 50 years, Delhi has witnessed a nonstop growth in its ever increasing population. From 1951 to 2001, Delhi has witnesses an enormous growth in its population. From a figure of 1.7 million in 1951, Population of Delhi has touched 17.1 million in 2013. Better standard of living offered by the capital has lured people from all over India to settle here. A major portion of Delhi's population is migratory, people who do not belong to Delhi by birth, but they are permanently settled in the capital of India for various reasons.

Future Population of Delhi
According to latest UN Reports, Delhi urban agglomeration population will be 28.6 million by 2025.

According to latest Census of India 2011, District wise population of Delhi also showed an increase as compared to last census of 2001. Know more on area wise population of New Delhi.

District wise Population of National Capital territory(NCT)

Total Population in Delhi 17,838,842
South Delhi 2733752
South West Delhi 2292363
North Delhi 883418
North East Delhi 2240749
North West Delhi 3651261
East Delhi 1707725
Centra Delhi 578671
New Delhi 133713
West Delhi 2531583

Check out growth of Population in Delhi in comparison to last 100 years.

Growth of Population in Delhi

Cenus Population Growth in %
1901 405819 -
1911 413851 2.0%
1921 488452 18.0%
1931 636246 30.3%
1941 917939 44.3%
1951 1744072 90.0%
1961 2658612 52.4%
1971 4065698 52.9%
1981 6220406 53.0%
1991 9420644 51.4%
2001 13782976 46.3%
2011 16753235 21.6%
2012 17115104 -
2013 17115104 -
2014 17838842 -


* Estimated figures.








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