As per Census 2011 Delhi’s population is 16.8 million (2001: 13.85 million). Male: 53.53%, Female 46.47%, children (0-6) 12%.
Total number of households 3.44 million (Urban 97.5% Rural : 2.5%).
It is the most densely populated city, with 11320 persons living per sq km (2001: 9340). North East district is the most dense district in the country (if not the world !) with 37,360 persons per sq km (2001: 29,468) with an increase of around 27% in the density over 10 year period. In stark contrast New Delhi population density is only 4057 per sq km.
Such high density obviously puts huge challenges for the administration, particularly when one considers the national average population density which is 382. Increase in population density has put Delhi’s Housing under strain, as an economic survey of Delhi shows that more than 50% of the households accommodate more than 5 persons in a household.
While per capita income of Delhi at Rs 2.01 lakh per annum is almost three times the national average of Rs 68,747/-.
However despite a perception that large number of women work in capital, census finds that only 10.6% of total women population is working, compared to 53% of male population. Connaught Place has the highest female working population (25.3%) and lowest in Seelampur (only 5.2%).
Other major indicators for Delhi are as follows:
|*Though quite dismal when compared to national average, however this is first time that it has reached this level since 1901, when it was recorded at 862.|
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