Surat is the second most populated city of Gujarat with a total population of 75 lakh as of 2021. Explore more info about Surat city population with sex ratio and literacy rate.

Population of Surat 2021

Population of Surat - The modern city of Surat is the second largest city in the state with a majority of rich population families living here. Famous all over the world for its diamond and textile business, Surat is the second largest city in the state after Ahmedabad. Surat is regarded as 4th fastest developing cities of India with a bustling metropolitan area home to over 7.5 million people (1). Its population has increased from 46,42,829 in 2011 to 7,567,538 in 2021. According to last Census of India (2011), Surat has recorded a growth of 63.3% in its population from 2001 to 2011. The city plays a key role in economic development of the nation with its important contribution towards national GDP. The city also serves as an administrative capital of the Surat district.

Current Population of Surat
According to recent estimates (2), the current population of Surat in 2021 is 7,567,538 (7.5 million), an increase of over 3 lakh people from last year (2020) figure of 7,228,452 (7.2 million). Population of Surat has been increasing with an annual growth rate of over 6.3%. Each year, the city adds around 3 lakh people to its growing population. Surat has been choosen as a Smart city under Smart city Mission which was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 25 June, 2015.

Population of Surat (2011 - 2021)
The Indian Government conduct population census after every 10 years. This year Census to be held in 2021 get delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, there are projected figures published by Census of India based on growth witnessed by a region or area in the last Census of 2011. The city of Surat is regarded as one of the fastest growing cities in India. Its population is also growing at an average 5% growth annually. We have listed below projected population of Surat between year 2011 to 2021 based on this growth rate.

Literacy rate of Surat
Surat with a Literacy rate of 89% is one of the best cities to live in India. The city’s literacy rate is much higher than national average of 79.5%. In Surat, Male and female literacy rate stands at 93% and 84% respectively. This figure is far better than other cities of Gujarat. The city offers a range of Education facilities in the form of universities, colleges and schools at par with national and international standards.

Sex Ratio in Surat
Surat is one of the cities in Gujarat where sex ratio remains a highly concerned issue for the Government. Its sex ratio at 754 remains lowest in the entire state of Gujarat.

Growth of Population in Surat
Population growth in Surat is comparatively high in comparison with other metro cities of India. Surat experienced a high Population Growth in the decades from 1971 till 2001. From a mere figure of 288,000 in 1961, Population of diamond city has reached 2,811,614 in 2001. From 2001, Population in the city witnessed a steady increase over the next 20 years and this growth will continue on the basis of Census of India projections.

Population by Religion in Surat
Hindu and Muslims constitutes more than 94% of the population in the city. 87% of the total population follows Hindu Religion in Surat. Also, Jainism with 4% community has a descent number of followers in Surat. Gujarati, Sindhi, Hindi, Marwadi, Marathi, Telugu, and Oriya are some of the popular languages spoken here.

Projected Population in Surat (2011 - 2021)

* Estimated figures.