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The historical city of Mumbai is the second most populous metro city of India. Get details on current population, sex ratio and literacy rate in Mumbai (Bombay) in 2015.
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Population of Mumbai 2015

Current Population of Mumbai in 2015 12,772,094 (1.27 million)
Population of Mumbai in 2014 12,655,220
Population of Mumbai in 2013 12,596,019
Population in 2012 12,537,095
Total Male Population (2011) 6,736,815
Total Female Population (2011) 5,741,632
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Population of Mumbai - Mumbai is one of the most populated cities in the world. The business capital of India is home to 12,772,094 people. Like other metros of India, the population of Mumbai has also grown rapidly in last 20 years. It is one of the largest cities of India in terms of population, business and trade activities. A large majority of Mumbai's population are migrants from other states of India. This migrant population who come and stays here in search of better employment opportunities is one of the significant factors in rising population of Bombay. According to 1991 census, the population of Mumbai was only 9.9 million; So Population of Mumbai has been rising at an alarming rate in the last 20 years. This population explosion in Amchi Mumbai has caused serious health related problems for the government officials. A large number of Populations in Mumbai city lives in Slums and other residential areas. Mumbai has a Population density of 20,482 persons per square kilometer which is relatively very high. This large population of Mumbai includes dabbawala, stock broker, diamond merchant, Bollywood producer or even the local paanwalla.

Population of Mumbai Current Population of Mumbai in 2015
Current Population of Mumbai, the business capital of Maharashtra is estimated to be over 1.27 million people. The city ranks at number 4 spot in terms of most populated cities in the world. According to various Government sources, Mumbaiís metropolitan area population is estimated to be over 21.5 million in 2015.

Population of Mumbai in 2014
According to estimated figures, the business city of India is currently home to over 1.26 million people. Mumbai is also the fourth most populated city in the world. Mumbai's metropolitan area population is estimated to be over 20.5 million.

Population of Mumbai in 2013
Mumbai is experiencing a massive growth in its population in the last 50 years. The city was home to 12,596,019 people in 2013.

What is the Population of Mumbai
Current Population of Mumbai is estimated to be around 12,655,220 people. There are 20,482 persons living in per square kilometer area in Bombay.

Population composition in Mumbai
Hinduism continued to be the largest religion in Mumbai with 67.30% Hindu population. Muslims with 18.56% population forms the second largest religious community in the city. The religions of Buddhists (5.22%), Jains (3.99%), Christians (4.2%) and Sikhs (0.58%) have also significance presence in Mumbai. Parsis and Jews making up for the rest of the population. Marathi is the official language of Mumbai.

Population of Mumbai

Total Metropolitan Area Population of Mumbai in 2015 21,534,544
Total Metropolitan Area Population of Mumbai in 2012 20,500,000
Metropolitan city 2012 13,000,000
Metro (2011) 18,414,288
In 1901 29,01,000
According to 2011 Population Census:
Area Persons Males Females Sex-Ratio
Mumbai (Suburban) 9332481 5025165 4307316 857
Mumbai 3145966 1711650 1434316 838

Population Growth in Mumbai
Mumbai - one of the India's leading cosmopolitan cities is home to more than 12 million people. There has been significant rise in population of Mumbai in the last 20 years. There are several factors which contribute to the population growth like migration of population and health measures taken by the government. Awareness of population programs especially in the slum and remote areas has help in check the rising population. Check out Population of Mumbai in the last 50 years.

Growth of Population in Mumbai

Cenus Population Growth in %
1971 5970575 -
1981 8243405 38.1%
1991 9925891 20.4%
2001 11914398 20.0%
2011 12478447 4.7%

Mumbai Wards & Districts: Population & Density by Sector 2001

Ward Area Population Density per Square Kilometer
ISLAND CITY DISTRICT 3,338,031 43,447
A Colaba 210,847 16,868
B Sanhurst Road 140,633 56,936
C Marine Lines 202,922 114,001
D Grant Road 382,841 57,744
E Byculla 440,335 59,505
F South Parel 396,122 28,294
F North Matunga 524,393 40,400
G South Elphinstone 457,931 45,793
G North Dadar/Plaza 582,007 64,168
SUBURBAN DISTRICT 8,638,408 21,284
H East Khar/Santacruz 580,835 42,929
H West Bandra 337,391 29,211
K East Andheri (East) 810,002 32,688
K West Andheri (West) 700,680 29,956
L Kurla 778,218 49,006
M East Chembur East 674,850 20,765
M West Chembur West 414,040 21,233
N Ghatkopar 619,556 23,866
P South Goregaon 437,849 17,915
P North Malad 796,775 41,651
R South Kandivalli 589,886 33,177
R Central Borivali West 513,077 10,262
R North Dahiser 363,827 20,213
S Bhandup 691,227 10,800
T Mulund 330,195 7,270
Sector   Density per Square Kilometer Density per Square Mile
Island City   43,447 112,528
Suburban District: South 29,419 76,194
Suburban District: Northwest 20,885 54,091
Suburban District: Northeast 9,335 24,177

* Estimated figures.

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