According to Census of India 2011, Gujarat had witness a growth of 19% in its population between 2001 to 2011. Current Population of Gujarat (2021) is over 72 million.
Population of Gujarat 2021
|Current Population of Gujarat in 2021||72,736,247|
|Total Males in Gujarat||37,895,584 (2021 Projected)|
|Total Females||34,840,662 (2021 Projected)|
Population of Gujarat - With a Population of 72,736,247 (7.27 Crore), Gujarat is the 10th largest state in terms of Population in India. Gujarat is one of the most industrialized states of India and thus attracts people from all over India both in terms of investment and jobs. From a small figure of 50,671,017 in 2001, the population of Gujarat has gone to 60,439,692 in 2011. Population growth in Gujarat has witnessed an increase of 19.17% in this decade. Out of this figures, total male population stands at 31,482,282 and female at 28,901,346 in state of Gujarat (Census 2011). In terms of Population, Ahmedabad is the largest city of Gujarat with 6.2 million people living here. Surat and Vadodara are other two major cities with high number of urban population residing here. Rajkot is the fourth largest city of Gujarat with population of 1.50 million. The cities like Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Junagadh and Jamnagar constitutes a large number of urban populations in Gujarat.
Population of Gujarat in 2021
The state of Gujarat comprises of 33 districts which are further divided into talukas, regions and districts. As of 2021, Population of Gujarat is 72,736,247. The same figure was recorded to be 71,521,926 and 70,208,143 in 2020 and 2019. The state adds more that 1.2 million people to its population on an annual basis. Therefore, Population of Gujarat is increasing at an descent rate and is now over 7 crores human beings. Population of Gujarat in 2018 was 68,915,579. Ahmedabad is the most populous district with a total population of 7,574,254.
Population Growth in Gujarat (2011 - 2021)
Gujarat has witnessed a descent growth in its population in the last 60 years. From a small figure of 16 Lakh people in 1950, its populaion has reached a massive figure of 6.03 Crore in 2011. Rapid Industrialization and economic growth of the Gujarat state has attracted more people from far ad wide. Thus Population of Gujarat has increased on a decent growth rate annually.
In the last concluded Census of India, Population growth rate in the state is 19.17% (2001 - 2011). Projected year on year growth in population is 1.91%. Projected Population of Gujarat after last census is calculated based on this growth rate. The state adds more than 1 million people in its population annually.
Literacy Rate in Gujarat
The state of Gujarat has also shown an increase in its literacy rate by 10 percent in this decade. Currently it stands at 79.31 percent as compared to last census (2001) figures of 69.14 percent. Better education facilities by the state government have proved a vital role in improving overall literacy rate of Gujarat. According to latest Census of 2011, Male Literacy rate in Gujarat stands at 87.23 percent while female literacy rate is 70.73 percent.
Sex Ratio of Gujarat
Sex Ratio of Gujarat which is currently recorded as 918 females per 1000 males is lower than the national figures 940. Gujarat Sex Ratio has not shown any improvement from last census figures of 921 per 1000 females in 2001. According to latest census of 2011, there are 918 females available in Gujarat for every 1000 males.
Hinduism is the most dominant religion in Gujarat with 89.1% of the population being Hindus. The other religions include Muslims 9.1%, Jain and Sikhs 0.1% of the total Population in Gujarat. Gujarati is the official language of Gujarat while Hindi and English are also widely spoken. Kutchi, Bhili and Gamit are also spoken in the areas like Kutch region of Gujarat.
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Population of Gujarat (District wise)
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Growth of Population in Gujarat
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|source: Census of India|