Pune Population 2021

6,807,984
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Pune's 2021 population is now estimated at 6,807,984. In 1950, the population of Pune was 580,848. Pune has grown by 178,637 since 2015, which represents a 2.69% annual 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.

Pune is the second-largest city in Maharashtra, India and the ninth largest city in the country. Pune is located on the Mutha river and it was once the power center of the Maratha Empire. Today, the city is considered Maharashtra's culture capital. Pune has an estimated population of 3.99 million.

Pune City Size and Population Density

The city proper has a population density of 5,600 people per square kilometer (15,000/square mile) and encompasses a total surface area of 331.26 kilometers squared (127.90 square miles). The larger metropolitan area has a population of 5 million, which makes it the 7th largest metro area by population in India.

Industry in Pune

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 Population 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 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20359,396,3092.10%193,494
20349,202,8152.14%192,501
20339,010,3142.17%191,225
20328,819,0892.20%189,597
20318,629,4922.23%187,932
20308,441,5602.26%186,208
20298,255,3522.29%184,542
20288,070,8102.32%182,930
20277,887,8802.36%181,606
20267,706,2742.40%180,557
20257,525,7172.45%179,869
20247,345,8482.50%179,474
20237,166,3742.57%179,297
20226,987,0772.63%179,093
20216,807,9842.69%178,637
20206,629,3472.75%177,729
20196,451,6182.80%175,870
20186,275,7482.99%181,948
20176,093,8002.99%176,672
20165,917,1282.99%171,551
20155,745,5772.99%166,576
20145,579,0012.99%161,748
20135,417,2532.99%157,058
20125,260,1952.99%152,504
20115,107,6912.99%148,083
20104,959,6082.99%143,790
20094,815,8182.98%139,431
20084,676,3872.99%135,762
20074,540,6252.99%131,642
20064,408,9832.99%127,826
20054,281,1572.98%123,951
20044,157,2062.99%120,690
20034,036,5162.99%117,027
20023,919,4892.99%113,635
20013,805,8543.80%139,199
20003,666,6554.22%148,487
19993,518,1684.21%142,281
19983,375,8874.21%136,528
19973,239,3594.21%130,829
19963,108,5304.22%125,884
19952,982,6464.21%120,624
19942,862,0224.21%115,746
19932,746,2764.21%110,914
19922,635,3624.22%106,723
19912,528,6394.07%98,809
19902,429,8303.99%93,281
19892,336,5493.99%89,578
19882,246,9714.00%86,377
19872,160,5943.99%82,944
19862,077,6503.99%79,760
19851,997,8903.99%76,595
19841,921,2954.00%73,857
19831,847,4383.99%70,923
19821,776,5153.99%68,199
19811,708,3164.04%66,333
19801,641,9834.08%64,336
19791,577,6474.07%61,731
19781,515,9164.07%59,316
19771,456,6004.07%56,919
19761,399,6814.08%54,842
19751,344,8394.07%52,622
19741,292,2174.07%50,563
19731,241,6544.07%48,519
19721,193,1354.08%46,749
19711,146,3863.75%41,477
19701,104,9093.65%38,891
19691,066,0183.64%37,472
19681,028,5463.65%36,253
1967992,2933.65%34,927
1966957,3663.65%33,698
1965923,6683.64%32,468
1964891,2003.65%31,412
1963859,7883.65%30,263
1962829,5253.65%29,199
1961800,3263.02%23,431
1960776,8952.71%20,495
1959756,4002.71%19,927
1958736,4732.71%19,403
1957717,0702.70%18,865
1956698,2052.71%18,419
1955679,7862.71%17,909
1954661,8772.71%17,437
1953644,4402.70%16,955
1952627,4852.71%16,553
1951610,9325.18%30,084
1950580,8480.00%

Pune Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population Growth 2021
Delhi31,181,3762.94%
Mumbai20,667,6561.26%
Kolkata14,974,0730.84%
Bangalore12,764,9353.56%
Chennai11,235,0182.41%
Hyderabad10,268,6532.64%
Ahmedabad8,253,2262.40%
Surat7,489,7424.25%
Pune6,807,9842.69%
Jaipur4,007,5052.51%
Lucknow3,764,6192.40%
Kozhikode3,742,1985.25%
Malappuram3,608,9286.42%
Thrissur3,212,6044.71%
Kochi3,193,0293.60%
Kanpur3,153,4250.94%
Indore3,113,4453.21%
Nagpur2,940,4871.63%
Coimbatore2,860,4452.65%
Thiruvananthapuram2,690,7034.10%

Other Cities in India

  1. Census India - Pune District census 2011 data
  2. Census India - Pune district census handbook
  3. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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