Meerut District, with population of about 34.4 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 25th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Meerut district is 2559 km2 and it is the 25th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1346 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Meerut is the most populous sub district with population of about 21 lakh and Sardhana is the least populous sub district with population of about 5.7 lakh.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Meerut Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 34.4 lakh people, among them about 18.3 lakh (53%) are male and about 16.2 lakh (47%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Meerut district is 15%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are about 5.8 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 51% (about 17.6 lakh) live in Meerut District urban part and 49% (about 16.8 lakh) population live in the Meerut District rural part. Rural population density of Meerut district is 732 and urban population density is 6814 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Meerut

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,443,689 2,816,150 624,149 3,390 503,719
Male 1,825,743 1,489,717 334,198 1,828 272,034
Female 1,617,946 1,326,433 289,951 1,562 231,685

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Meerut

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Meerut 2102157 Khiwai 21049 Meerut 1305429
Mawana 772441 Harar 18491 Meerut 93312
Sardhana 569091 Shahajhapur 17066 Mawana 81443
Incholi 14914 Sardhana 58252
Rasulpur Dhaulri 14187 Kithaur 27933
Saifpur Firojpur 13828 Hastinapur 26452
Ajrara 12974 Sewalkhas 24882
Sardhana (Rural) 12465 Lawar 22024
Mundali 12287 Phalauda 19908
Laliyana 11372 Parikshitgarh 19830

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 63% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population and Sikhs 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 867 in Muslims are 921 and in Sikhs are 819

Religion wise population 2011 - Meerut

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,443,689 2,183,255 1,185,643 10,582 24,912 1,855 18,544 236 18,662
Male 1,825,743 1,169,512 617,178 5,500 13,694 999 9,554 118 9,188
Female 1,617,946 1,013,743 568,465 5,082 11,218 856 8,990 118 9,474

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 14.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 30 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 15.9% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 14%. General caste population has increased by 15.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1336.4% and child population has decreased by -2.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.9% 15.2% 12.9% 1336.4% -2.7%
Male 14% 14.2% 12.6% 1532.1% -2.5%
Female 15.9% 16.4% 13.3% 1159.7% -3.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 886 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 890, in schedule caste is 868 and in schedule tribe is 854. There are 852 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 16 6 -253 -5
2011 886 890 868 854 852
2001 872 874 862 1107 857

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Meerut

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sardhana 889 Gokulpur 4000 Sardhana 931
Meerut 886 Jalalpur Raunakali 1500 Amehra Adipur 929
Mawana 885 Sherpur 1200 Kithaur 928
Pachgaon Patti Gopal 1143 Sindhawali 918
Sadullapur 1140 Phalauda 910
Nai Putha 1113 Parikshitgarh 909
Askaripur 1102 Sewalkhas 903
Chak Morna 1081 Lawar 899
Hastinapur Kaurwan 1059 Meerut 897
Jalalpur-Akkhepur 1024 Kharkhoda 894

Literacy

Total about 21.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 12.5 lakh are male and about 8.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Meerut is 73%. 81% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Meerut

Total Male Female
Change 8.0% 5.7% 10.9%
2011 72.8% 80.7% 64%
2001 64.8% 75% 53.1%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Meerut

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Meerut 75 Gokulpur 100 Meerut 84
Mawana 70 Dhanwali 100 Aminagar Urf Bhurbaral 81
Sardhana 69 Bamnaula 100 Mohiuddinpur 80
Mohd.Pur Gumi 95 Parikshitgarh 80
Kheri Nizd Kalina 90 Daurala 79
Patti Kherki 88 Karnawal 77
Mansabgarh 88 Amehra Adipur 77
Ftahpur Hansapur 87 Kharkhoda 77
Murad Gaon Urf Kuwan Khera 87 Bahsuma 76
Lahaurgarh 87 Meerut 76

Workers profile

Meerut has 32% (about 10.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 12% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Meerut

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.7% 25.9% 5.8% 68.3%
Male 49.2% 42.5% 6.8% 50.8%
Female 11.9% 7.2% 4.7% 88.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Meerut

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Khiwai 21.3 Meerut 141.9
Mawana Kalan 21 Meerut 35.7
Agwanpur 20.8 Daurala 16
Ikari 20.5 Lawar 8
Salawa 13.9 Hastinapur 7.6
Sardhana (Rural) 13.5 Mawana 7.5
Khanpur Garhi 13.4 Sardhana 5
Parichhatgarh 13.1 Parikshitgarh 4.7
Saifpur Firojpur 12.9 Kharkhoda 4
Ajrara 12.6 Phalauda 4