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Population of Puducherry

Census (1901-2011)
YearPopulationDecadal Growth (%) Change in Growth (%)
1901 246,354 --
1911 257,179 4.39-
1921 244,156 -5.06 -9.45
1931 258,628 5.93 10.99
1941 285,011 10.20 4.27
1951 317,253 11.31 1.11
1961 369,079 16.34 5.03
1971 471,707 27.81 11.47
1981 604,471 28.15 0.34
1991 807,785 33.64 5.49
2001 974,345 20.62 -13.02
2011 1,247,953 28.08 7.46
Population in 5 year Age Group (2011)
Age groupTotalRural Urban
PersonsShare (%)PersonsShare (%) PersonsShare (%)
00-04 93,949 7.53 31,526 7.98 62,423 7.32
05-09 98,717 7.91 32,968 8.34 65,749 7.71
10-14 105,726 8.47 35,351 8.95 70,375 8.25
15-19 102,316 8.20 34,019 8.61 68,297 8.01
20-24 108,819 8.72 36,272 9.18 72,547 8.51
25-29 118,244 9.48 38,840 9.83 79,404 9.31
30-34 111,070 8.90 34,114 8.63 76,956 9.02
35-39 107,459 8.61 32,946 8.34 74,513 8.74
40-44 89,779 7.19 26,217 6.63 63,562 7.45
45-49 79,305 6.35 23,828 6.03 55,477 6.51
50-54 60,923 4.88 17,462 4.42 43,461 5.10
55-59 50,109 4.02 14,711 3.72 35,398 4.15
60-64 43,828 3.51 13,161 3.33 30,667 3.60
65-69 27,983 2.24 8,733 2.21 19,250 2.26
70-74 22,521 1.80 6,993 1.77 15,528 1.82
75-79 12,789 1.02 3,604 0.91 9,185 1.08
80+ 13,315 1.07 3,957 1.00 9,358 1.10
Age not stated 1,101 0.09 498 0.13 603 0.07
Total 1,247,953 395,200 852,753