Meerut Municipal Corporation, with population of about 13.1 lakh is Meerut sub district's only municipal corporation located in Meerut sub district of Meerut district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Meerut municipal corporation is 142 km2. Population density of the city is 9197 persons per km2. There are 80 wards in the city, among them Meerut Ward No 11 is the most populous ward with population of about 29 thousand and Meerut Ward No 55 is the least populous ward with population of 8096.

Nearest railway station is Meerut which is 2 km far from here. Meerut Sadar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 1 km. District head quarter of the city is Meerut which is 3 km away. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the city and is 465 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 374.6 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 44°C and minimum temperature goes down to 3.5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 13.1 lakh people, among them about 6.9 lakh (53%) are male and about 6.2 lakh (47%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Meerut municipal corporation is 13%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 2.3 lakh households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Meerut

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,305,429 1,090,838 211,727 2,864 170,823
Male 688,118 573,033 113,591 1,494 92,472
Female 617,311 517,805 98,136 1,370 78,351

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 61% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 36% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 879 in Muslims are 924 and in Jains are 950

Religion wise population 2011 - Meerut

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,305,429 798,269 470,595 5,367 7,833 1,192 11,978 131 10,064
Male 688,118 424,903 244,589 2,757 4,126 645 6,142 62 4,894
Female 617,311 373,366 226,006 2,610 3,707 547 5,836 69 5,170

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 22.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 10.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 23.3% which is 2.2% higher than male population growth rate of 21.1%. General caste population has increased by 21.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 4050.7% and child population has increased by 4.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 22.1% 21.9% 21.6% 4050.7% 4.4%
Male 21.1% 20.7% 21.7% 4168.6% 5.2%
Female 23.3% 23.3% 21.5% 3929.4% 3.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 897 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 904, in schedule caste is 864 and in schedule tribe is 917. There are 847 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 20 -2 -54 -14
2011 897 904 864 917 847
2001 881 884 866 971 861

Literacy

Total about 8.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 4.8 lakh are male and about 3.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Meerut is 76%. 81% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total Male Female
Change 8.2% 7.0% 9.7%
2011 75.7% 81% 69.8%
2001 67.5% 74% 60.1%

Workers profile

Meerut has 31% (about 4.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 11% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Meerut

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.2% 26.1% 5.1% 68.8%
Male 49.6% 43.1% 6.4% 50.4%
Female 10.7% 7.1% 3.6% 89.3%