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| Last Updated:: 15/02/2016

Variation in Number and Population ('000s) of Urban Agglomerations (UAs) and Towns, since 1901

 

Population    >   2015-16

 


Census Year Numbers of UAs/Towns Total Population Urban Population % Urban Population to Total Population Decennial Growth Rate of Urban Population (%) Average Annual Growth Rate (%) (Urban)
1901 1,827 238,396 25,852 10.84 - -
1911 1,815 252,093 25,942 10.29 0.35 0.03
1921 1,949 251,321 28,086 11.18 8.27 0.79
1931 2,072 278,977 33,456 11.99 19.12 1.76
1941 2,250 318,661 44,153 13.86 31.97 2.81
1951 2,843 361,088 62,444 17.29 41.42 3.52
1961 2,365 439,235 78,937 17.97 26.41 2.30
1971 2,590 548,160 109,114 19.91 38.23 3.28
1981 3,378 683,329 159,462 23.34 46.14 3.68
1991 3,768 846,302 217,611 25.71 36.19 3.16
2001 4,378 1,028,610 286,119 27.82 31.48 2.74

NOTES: 1981 figure include interpolated figure of Assam. (i)The 1991 Census has not been held in Jammu & Kashmir. The 1991 Population figure for India includes projected figure for Jammu & Kashmir as projected by the Standing Committee on Population Projections (October, 1989). (ii) Registrar General, India, Census 2001, India Town Directory Data (M00131).


Census Year Number Population (in million) % to Total Urban Population
1901 1 1.51 5.84
1911 2 2.76 10.65
1921 2 3.13 11.14
1931 2 3.41 10.18
1941 2 5.31 12.23
1951 5 11.75 18.81
1961 7 18.10 22.93
1971 9 27.83 25.51
1981 12 42.12 26.41
1991 23 70.99 32.62
2001 35 103.89 36.31

NOTES: (i) Million plus cities refer to urban agglomeration. Sources: (ii) Census of India 1991, Series -1, India, Part II- A (ii)- General Population Tables (iii) Census of India 2001, Series -1, India, Final Population, Paper -II, Urban Agglomerations Tables ( UAcons_data)