Bangalore or Bengaluru is currently home to over 1.42 crore people in Karnataka. Know more on current population, sex ratio and literacy rate in Bangalore city.

Population of Bangalore 2021

Population of Bangalore - With a total population of over 1.42 crore people (1), Bangalore is ranked at number three spot in terms of most populous city of India. As the city represents modern face of developed Indian economy, it is also an example of poor planning and availability of limited resources. Bengaluru has witnessed a huge growth in its population between years 2011 to 2021. From a decent population of 96.21 lakh in 2011, its population has grown to 14.2 million in 2021. One of the main reasons behind this huge growth is the Cosmopolitan nature of the city. Being a major IT hub of South India, the vibrant city of Bangalore invites people from far and wide. Over the years, it has attracted a large number of people from India and abroad who have settled here permanently due to various reasons. Better standard of living and infrastructure are the primary reasons for growth of Population in Bangalore. In spite of various Government planning and research, Population in Bangalore is growing at a alarming rate. Bangalore is currently third most populous city of India after Mumbai and Delhi.

Population of Bangalore

Population of Bangalore in 2021
With a annual growth of around 5 lakh people, Population of Bangalore is exploding presently at 14,254,786. The vibrant capital of Karnataka is witnessing a rapid growth in its population. Total population of Bengaluru is projected to be 1.42 crore as of May, 2021. However, the same figure was recorded to be 13,657,100 (1.36 crore) in year 2020.

Bangalore Metropolitan Areas:
Bangalore city falling under Bangalore Urban district, is an area under Bangalore Metropolitan Region, which is responsible for development of the area. Bangalore Rural district and Ramanagara District also falls under this region. Bangalore Metropolitan Areas include Bangalore, Chikkabidarakallu, Chikkagubbi, Doddagubbi, Doddathoguru, Guddahalli, Hunasamaranahalli, Kannur, Kodigehalli (Part), Ramasandra, Srikantapura Anchepalya, Suggatta, Totadaguddadahalli, and Vaderapura.

What is the total Population of Bangalore
Total Population of Bangalore in 2021 is estimated to be over 14,254,786 (14.2 million) people, however the same figure was recorded to be 13.6 million in previous year 2020. The city is experiencing a rapid growth in its population in the last 10 years. Going by its decade growth 2001-2011, the city adds around 5 lakh people to its every growing population every year. Just like other Metropolitan cities of India, Bangalore is also suffering from issue of Over Population.

Population of Bangalore in 2011
As per Cenus of India 2011, Population of Bangalore was estimated to be 8,425,970. This figure was only 5,101,000 in 2001 when the previous census before 2011 was held. So the city has seen a major growth in its population in the decade 2001-2011. Bangalore added another 3.3 million people to its population during 2001-2011.

Population of Bangalore in 1947
During Independence of India in 1947, Bangalore's Population was estimated to be around 644,977. Further in 1951 this figure was estimated to be 778,977. During 1941-1951, Population growth in Bangalore was estimated to be over 91%.

Growth of Population in Bangalore
Over the last 60 years, Bangalore has witnessed a huge growth in its ever growing population. The city was home to over 778,977 people in 1951, it is currently home to over 14.2 million people in 2021. Rapid Industrialization and urban development in the city has seen a tremendous growth in its population. In 1961, Population of Bangalore city was 1.2 million. The city was sixth largest city of India with a total count of 1,207,000 people. Growth of Population in Bangalore was very high in decades 1941-51 and 1971-81. This was the time when many manufacturing companies set up their base in Bangalore. A large number of immigrants from Northern Karnataka shifted to Bangalore during this period between years 1941 to 1981. Overall, the dream city of Bangalore suffers from Over population of people which causes serious risk to limited use of natural resources available in the area.

Population by Religion in Bangalore
Hinduism is the dominant religion in the city as 79.4% of population follows Hindu Religion. Islam with 13.4% population and Christianity with 5.8% followers are the other two major religions in the capital. Kannada is the most widely spoken language in the city. Other languages that are spoken in Bangalore are Marathi, Urdu, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. The city celebrates each festival with a good spirit and enthusiasm.

Frequently Asked Questions - Population of Bangalore

Q: What is the projected (future) population of Bangalore?

A: According to report Revised Master Plan-2031, submitted by Bangalore Development Authority, Projected Population of Bangalore in 2031 will be 20.3 million. (2)

* Estimated figures.