Chandigarh Union Territory, with population of about 10.6 lakh is India's the 3rd most populous union territory. Total geographical area of Chandigarh union territory is 114 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest union territory by area in the country. Population density of the union territory is 9258 persons per km2. There is only one district in this union territory which is Chandigarh and the population of Chandigarh is about 10.6 lakh.

Demographics

The union territory is home to about 10.6 lakh people, among them about 5.8 lakh (55%) are male and about 4.7 lakh (45%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chandigarh union territory is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 2.4 lakh households in the union territory and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 10.3 lakh) live in Chandigarh urban part and 3% (about 29 thousand) population live in the Chandigarh rural part. Rural population density of Chandigarh union territory is 6486 and urban population density is 9371 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chandigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,055,450 856,364 199,086 0 119,434
Male 580,663 474,307 106,356 0 63,536
Female 474,787 382,057 92,730 0 55,898

Most populated Districts, Sub Districts and Cities in Chandigarh

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Chandigarh 1055450 Chandigarh 1055450 Chandigarh (M Corp. + OG) 970602
Chandigarh (M Corp.) 961587
Mani Majra (R), Basti Kishangarh, Basti Bhagwanpura (CT) 15489
Daria (CT) 14470
Mauli Jagran (CT) 10786
Behlana (CT) 8281
Khuda Alisher (CT) 6831

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the union territory followed by Sikhs which contribute 13% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 803 in Sikhs are 940 and in Muslims are 721.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chandigarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,055,450 852,574 51,447 8,720 138,329 1,160 1,960 246 1,014
Male 580,663 472,769 29,889 4,463 71,300 593 997 152 500
Female 474,787 379,805 21,558 4,257 67,029 567 963 94 514

Growth of population

Population of the union territory has increased by 17.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the union territory is 20.6% which is 6.1% higher than male population growth rate of 14.5%. General caste population has increased by 15.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.3% and child population has increased by 3.3% in the union territory since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chandigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.2% 15.3% 26.3% 0% 3.3%
Male 14.5% 12.7% 23.4% 0% 1.4%
Female 20.6% 18.5% 29.9% 0% 5.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 818 females per 1000 male in the union territory. Sex ratio in general caste is 806, in schedule caste is 872. There are 880 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the union territory. Overall sex ratio in the union territory has increased by 41 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 35 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chandigarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 41 40 43 0 35
2011 818 806 872 0 880
2001 777 766 829 0 845

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest sex ratio in Chandigarh

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chandigarh 818 Chandigarh 818 Chandigarh (M Corp.) 829
Chandigarh (M Corp. + OG) 828
Khuda Alisher (CT) 826
Behlana (CT) 758
Mauli Jagran (CT) 709
Daria (CT) 703
Mani Majra (R), Basti Kishangarh, Basti Bhagwanpura (CT) 683

Literacy

Total about 8.1 lakh people in the union territory are literate, among them about 4.7 lakh are male and about 3.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of CHANDIGARH is 86%. 90% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the union territory has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chandigarh

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 3.9% 4.7%
2011 86% 90% 81.2%
2001 81.9% 86.1% 76.5%

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest literacy rate in Chandigarh

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chandigarh 86 Chandigarh 86 Behlana (CT) 91
Khuda Alisher (CT) 88
Chandigarh (M Corp. + OG) 86
Chandigarh (M Corp.) 86
Daria (CT) 83
Mauli Jagran (CT) 78
Mani Majra (R), Basti Kishangarh, Basti Bhagwanpura (CT) 75

Workers profile

CHANDIGARH has 38% (about 4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 16% female population are working population. 55% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 14% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chandigarh

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 38.3% 36.6% 1.7% 61.7%
Male 56.5% 54.6% 1.9% 43.5%
Female 16% 14.5% 1.5% 84%

Biggest Districts and Cities in Chandigarh