Population in Punjab is dominated by Sikh/Punjabi community. This article offers information on current population of Punjab state with sex ratio, and literacy rate.
Punjab's Population 2016
|Current Population of Punjab in 2016||29,673,462|
|Population of Punjab in 2015||29,288,557|
|Population in 2014||28,884,179|
|Population of Punjab in 2013||28,485,384|
|Population of Punjab in 2012||28,092,095|
|Population of Punjab in 2011||2,77,04,234|
|Total Males||1,46,34,819 (2011)|
|Total Females in Punjab||1,30,69,417 (2011)|
|Sex Ratio in Punjab||893 females per 1,000 males|
Population of Punjab - The splendid state of Punjab lies in Northern part of India. Punjab is dominated by Sikh/Punjabi community with more than 57% population. Rest of the population represents Hindu, Muslims, Christians, Jains, and other communities. The Punjabi language also known as Gurmukhi is the official language of Punjab. Punjab is a leading state of India with agricultural production and per capita income. Jat Sikhs forms a larger part of Sikh community in Punjab. Their main occupation is believed to be agriculture and its related work. Population of Punjab is growing at a good rate every year from the time of Independence. The population of Punjab in 1991 was estimated to be 20.19 million. It reached further 24.3 million by the end of 2001. Around 20% of total Population in Punjab is migratory from other regions in India. The literacy rate in Punjab stands at 75% which is quiet descent. Agricultural is the main source of income of the people in Punjab. About 66% of the Population in Punjab lives in rural areas.
Another important factor related to Population of Punjab is its ever declining sex ratio. In the last 20 years, it has gone down very rapidly. According to recent figures, there are only 850 females per 1000 males in Punjab.
Current Population of Punjab in 2016
The cultural rich state of Punjab adds around 3.5 lakh people to its population every year. Population of Punjab in 2016 is 29,673,462 (2.96 crore).
Population of Punjab in 2015
With an annual growth rate of 1.4% in its population, Population of Punjab in 2015 was 29,288,557 (29.2 million).
Population of Punjab in 2014
Population of Punjab has shown descent growth in the last 10 years. According to recent estimates, there are 28.8 million people living in Punjab. With recent urbanization in many cities in Punjab, Urban population is growing rapidly in comparison to rural population. Population of Punjab in 2014 was 28,884,179.
Population of Punjab in 2013
With a growth rate of 1.4% (yearly) in population, total number of people living in Punjab in 2013 was 28,485,384. Population growth in Punjab is considered to be satisfactory as compared to growth in other states of India. Population of Punjab was estimated to be 28.4 million in 2013.
Population of Punjab in 2012
Total number of people living in Punjab was estimated to be 28,092,095 in 2012. Agriculture is the main source of income in Punjab. 66% of total population lives in rural areas while the rest 34% lives in urban areas in Punjab.
Population of Punjab in 2011
According to Census of India 2011, Population of Punjab was 27,704,234. These include males 14,634,819 & females 13,069,417. Overall literacy rate in state of Punjab was recorded at 75%.
Population of Punjab by Religion
Sikhism or Sikh Religion forms the majority of population in state of Punjab. Sikhs account for more than 60% of the total population in the state. Hindus forms the second largest community with 34% population. People following Islam religion makes up 2% of population in Punjab. Christians, Jains and other religions makes up the rest of population in the state.
According to Population Census of India:
Population of Punjab consists of *
Sikhs - 57.69%,
Hindus - 38.49%,
Muslims - 1.93%,
Christians - 1.26%
Jains - 0.16%
Buddhist - 0.12%
Other religions - 0.36%
Current Population of Punjab
|State /District||Total Population||Sex Ratio||Density||Literacy Rate|
|Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar||6,14,362||954||479||80.3|
|Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar||9,86,147||878||830||84.9|
Growth of Population in Punjab
|Census||Population||% + / -|
|source:Census of India|
* Data based on 2001 Census