Nct Of Delhi Union Territory, with population of about 2 crore is India's the most populous union territory. Total geographical area of Nct Of Delhi union territory is 1483 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest union territory by area in the country. Population density of the union territory is 11320 persons per km2. There are 9 districts in the union territory, among them North West is the most populous district with population of about 36.6 lakh and New Delhi is the least populous district with population of about 1.4 lakh. North West is the biggest district in the union territory with an area of 443 km2 and Central is the smallest with 21 km2.

There are 2 cities in the union territory which comes directly under the union territory administration, those are - Delhi Municipal Corporation; and New Delhi Municipal Council.

Demographics

The union territory is home to about 2 crore people, among them about 89.9 lakh (54%) are male and about 78 lakh (46%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nct Of Delhi union territory is 12%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 34.4 lakh households in the union territory and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 98% (about 2 crore) live in Nct Of Delhi urban part and 2% (about 4.2 lakh) population live in the Nct Of Delhi rural part. Rural population density of Nct Of Delhi union territory is 1284 and urban population density is 14153 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nct Of Delhi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16,787,941 13,975,632 2,812,309 0 2,012,454
Male 8,987,326 7,498,526 1,488,800 0 1,075,440
Female 7,800,615 6,477,106 1,323,509 0 937,014

Most populated Districts, Sub Districts and Cities in Nct Of Delhi

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
North West 3656539 Saraswati Vihar 2250816 Delhi 11034555
South 2731929 Seelam Pur 1378779 Kirari Suleman Nagar (CT) 283211
West 2543243 Najafgarh 1365152 New Delhi 257803
South West 2292958 Patel Nagar 1262158 Karawal Nagar (CT) 224281
North East 2241624 Hauz Khas 1231293 Nangloi Jat (CT) 205596
East 1709346 Preet Vihar 1066098 Nangloi Jat (CT) 205596
North 887978 Kalkaji 862861 Bhalswa Jahangir Pur (CT) 197148
Central 582320 Narela 809913 Sultan Pur Majra (CT) 181554
New Delhi 142004 Punjabi Bagh 799453 Hastsal (CT) 176877
Civil Lines 688616 Deoli (CT) 169122

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the union territory followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 865 in Muslims are 855 and in Sikhs are 938

Religion wise population 2011 - Nct Of Delhi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 16,787,941 13,712,100 2,158,684 146,093 570,581 18,449 166,231 2,197 13,606
Male 8,987,326 7,353,594 1,163,934 71,438 294,403 9,606 85,605 1,148 7,598
Female 7,800,615 6,358,506 994,750 74,655 276,178 8,843 80,626 1,049 6,008

Growth of population

Population of the union territory has increased by 21.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1 crore. Female population growth rate of the union territory is 24.9% which is 6.8% higher than male population growth rate of 18.1%. General caste population has increased by 21.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20% and child population has decreased by -0.2% in the union territory since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nct Of Delhi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.2% 21.5% 20% 0% -0.2%
Male 18.1% 18.2% 17.7% 0% -0.4%
Female 24.9% 25.4% 22.8% 0% -0%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 868 females per 1000 male in the union territory. Sex ratio in general caste is 864, in schedule caste is 889. There are 871 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 47 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nct Of Delhi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 47 50 37 0 3
2011 868 864 889 0 871
2001 821 814 852 0 868

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest sex ratio in Nct Of Delhi

Literacy

Total about 1 crore people in the union territory are literate, among them about 71.9 lakh are male and about 55.4 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of NCT OF DELHI is 86%. 91% 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 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nct Of Delhi

Total Male Female
Change 4.5% 3.6% 6.1%
2011 86.2% 90.9% 80.8%
2001 81.7% 87.3% 74.7%

Districts, Sub Districts and Cities with highest literacy rate in Nct Of Delhi

Districts Sub Districts Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
East 89 Karol Bagh 91 Khan Pur Dhani (CT) 97
New Delhi 88 Gandhi Nagar 91 Kotla Mahigiran (CT) 93
South West 88 Parliament Street 90 Chilla Saroda Khadar (CT) 93
West 87 Vivek Vihar 90 Delhi Cantonment 93
North 87 Defence Colony 89 New Delhi 92
South 87 Connaught Place 89 Kondli (CT) 91
Central 85 Preet Vihar 89 Delhi 91
North West 84 Najafgarh 88 New Delhi 91
North East 83 Vasant Vihar 88 New Delhi 91
Kotwali 88 Delhi 91

Workers profile

NCT OF DELHI has 33% (about 55.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 11% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nct Of Delhi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.3% 31.6% 1.7% 66.7%
Male 53% 50.8% 2.2% 47%
Female 10.6% 9.5% 1% 89.4%

Biggest Districts and Cities in Nct Of Delhi

Districts Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
North West 443 Delhi 561.3
South West 421 New Delhi 42.7
South 247 Delhi Cantonment 42.6
West 130 Dera Mandi (CT) 17
East 63 Bawana (CT) 17
North East 62 Bhati (CT) 15.5
North 61 Jharoda Kalan (CT) 12.5
New Delhi 35 Asola (CT) 12
Central 21 Mundka (CT) 11.9
Burari (CT) 11.2