Chennai Population


Estimated population in 2021

Estimated population of Chennai in 2021
5,390,674
Estimated population of males in 2021
2,709,813
Estimated population of males in 2021
2,680,861

Population as per 2011 census

Population 4,646,732
Male Population 2,335,844
Female Population 2,310,888
Area (km2) 175
Density/km2 26,553
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 989
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 950
Literates 3,776,276
Male Literates 1,968,079
Female Literates 1,808,197
Average Literacy 90.18%
Male Literacy 93.70%
Female Literacy 86.64%
Child Population (0-6 Age) 459,324
Boys Population (0-6 Age) 235,519
Girls Population (0-6 Age) 223,805
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 9.88%
Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 10.08%
Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 9.68%

Chennai Religion-wise Data

Description Population in 2011 Percentage
Estimated Population in 2021
Hindu
3,751,322
80.73%
4,351,909
Muslims
439,270
9.45%
509,597
Christian
358,662
7.72%
416,084
Sikh
2,851
0.06%
3,307
Buddhist
2,804
0.06%
3,253
Jain
51,708
1.11%
59,986
Not Stated
38,356
0.83%
44,497
Others
1,759
0.04%
2,041
Total
4,646,732
100.00%
5,390,674

City/Metros in Chennai District

City Name Population in 2011
Estimated Population in 2021
Alandur (Municipality) 164,430
190,755
Ambattur (Municipality) 466,205
540,844
Avadi (Municipality) 345,996
401,390
Chennai (Municipal Corporation) 4,646,732
5,390,674
Madavaram (Municipality) 119,105
138,174
Tambaram (Municipality) 174,787
202,770
Tiruvottiyur (Municipality) 249,446
289,382