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Population of Delhi

Census (1901-2011)
YearPopulationDecadal Growth (%) Change in Growth (%)
1901 405,819 --
1911 413,851 1.98-
1921 488,452 18.03 16.05
1931 636,246 30.26 12.23
1941 917,939 44.27 14.01
1951 1,744,072 90.00 45.73
1961 2,658,612 52.44 -37.56
1971 4,065,698 52.93 0.49
1981 6,220,406 53.00 0.07
1991 9,420,644 51.45 -1.55
2001 13,850,507 47.02 -4.43
2011 16,787,941 21.21 -25.81
Population in 5 year Age Group (2011)
Age groupTotalRural Urban
PersonsShare (%)PersonsShare (%) PersonsShare (%)
00-04 1,381,200 8.23 39,125 9.34 1,342,075 8.20
05-09 1,535,972 9.15 42,594 10.16 1,493,378 9.12
10-14 1,648,147 9.82 45,883 10.95 1,602,264 9.79
15-19 1,667,375 9.93 44,367 10.59 1,623,008 9.92
20-24 1,764,060 10.51 44,407 10.60 1,719,653 10.51
25-29 1,668,326 9.94 39,250 9.37 1,629,076 9.95
30-34 1,434,699 8.55 33,833 8.07 1,400,866 8.56
35-39 1,319,244 7.86 31,648 7.55 1,287,596 7.87
40-44 1,097,197 6.54 25,962 6.20 1,071,235 6.54
45-49 911,213 5.43 19,676 4.70 891,537 5.45
50-54 687,469 4.10 14,347 3.42 673,122 4.11
55-59 508,892 3.03 10,299 2.46 498,593 3.05
60-64 472,019 2.81 11,624 2.77 460,395 2.81
65-69 272,452 1.62 6,123 1.46 266,329 1.63
70-74 189,250 1.13 4,318 1.03 184,932 1.13
75-79 100,693 0.60 2,047 0.49 98,646 0.60
80+ 113,031 0.67 3,022 0.72 110,009 0.67
Age not stated 16,702 0.10 517 0.12 16,185 0.10
Total 16,787,941 419,042 16,368,899