Pune Population 2017

The city proper has a population density of 5,600 people per square kilometer (15,000/square mile). The larger metropolitan area has a population of 5 million, which makes it the 7th largest metro area in India.

Pune is now emerging as a manufacturing and IT center with the 6th highest per capita income in India. It also has a large automotive industry and it's the headquarters for the Automotive Research Association of India.

Pune Demographics

India as a whole has a young population with a median age of just 24 years. In Pune, 62% of the population is under 30 with a larger-than-average share of people in the 25-34 age group. The literacy rate in Pune is 86%, with a higher literacy rate of 90% for men and 81% for women.

Like many cities in India, there is a larger share of men than women. The child sex ratio is 883 girls to every 1,000 boys, compared to 902 girls for every 1,000 boys at the 2011 census. The most recent census has found a worsening sex ratio in most of India's territories and states due to a preference for boys. It's not uncommon in the country for female pregnancies to be aborted once the parents learn of the gender. While the country has instituted campaigns against revealing a fetus's gender and it's illegal, the law is nearly impossible to enforce.

The most common religion in Pune by far is Hinduism, although there are many Jewish synagogues, churches, Buddhist Viharas, Jain temples, and other religious centers in the city.

Marathi remains the most widely spoken language in Pune due to its Marathi influence. Hindi and English are also widely spoken. The city is also known for its Marathi-speaking Jewish population and renowned Ohel David Synagogue.

Pune Population Growth

Pune is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Asian-Pacific and this has been true for some time. Between 1991 and 2001, the city grew by 40%, increasing from 1.6 million to 2.5 million. The decadal growth rate of Pune for the last 40 years has been at least 40% and it's estimated that population will hit 5.6 million by 2031 if this trend continues.

The Pune Municipal Corporation has found that about 40% of the city's population was living in slums in 2011.

Pune Population in 2017Source: Kailash kumbhkar

Pune Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20308,091,00011.10%806,000
20257,285,00012.00%783,000
20206,502,0007.70%465,000
20176,037,0005.40%309,000
20155,728,00015.70%777,000
20104,951,00015.90%681,000
20054,270,00016.80%615,000
20003,655,00022.70%677,000
19952,978,00022.60%548,000
19902,430,00021.60%432,000
19851,998,00021.70%356,000
19801,642,00022.10%297,000
19751,345,00021.70%240,000
19701,105,00019.60%181,000
1965924,00018.90%147,000
1960777,00014.30%97,000
1955680,00017.00%99,000
1950581,0000.00%0
Pune Population Growth

Pune's 2017 population is now estimated at 6,037,000. In 1950, the population of Pune was 581,000. Pune has grown by 309,000 in the last year, which represents a 5.40% change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Pune, which typically includes Pune's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Data Sources
  1. Census India - Pune District census 2011 data