As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Delhi is 1.68 Cr. Thus the population of Delhi forms 1.39 percent of India in 2011. Delhi has total population of 16,787,941 in which males were 8,987,326 while females were 7,800,615.
Total area of Delhi is 1,483 square km. Thus the population Density of Delhi is 11,320 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Delhi is 86.21% which is greater than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 90.94% and the female literacy rate is 80.76% in Delhi.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Delhi is 868 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Delhi is at 871 which is lower than 918 of India.
In Delhi out of total population, 5,587,049 were engaged in work activities. 95% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 5% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 5,587,049 workers engaged in Main Work, 27,759 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 31,474 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Delhi, 97.5% people lived in urban regions while 2.5% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 16,368,899 out of which 8,761,005 were males while remaining 7,607,894 were females. In rural areas of Delhi, male population was 226,321 while female population was 192,721.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Delhi was 868 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Delhi was 873 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Delhi were 1,955,738 which is 11.95% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Delhi was 852 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Delhi was 814 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Delhi for urban regions was 86.32 percent in which males were 90.98% literate while female literacy stood at 80.95%. The total literate population of Delhi was 12,737,767. Similarly in rural areas of Delhi, the average literacy rate was 81.86 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 89.37% and 73.1% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Delhi were 296,600.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||814||873|
List of districts of Delhi with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Delhi is divided into 9 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. North West is the largest district of Delhi by population, while the least populated district of Delhi is New Delhi.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Delhi sorted by population.