Allahabad/Prayagraj Population 2021 ( Best )

Allahabad/Prayagraj Population 2021

Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj, also known as Ilahabad, is a metropolis in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad district—the most populous district in the state and 13th most populous district in India—and the Allahabad division.

Prayagraj Population 2021

Estimated population in 2021

Estimated population of Allahabad in 2021
Estimated population of males in 2021
Estimated population of males in 2021

Allahabad/Prayagraj Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Allahabad district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 885,355 467,694 417,661
Literacy 72.32% 70.23% 51.95%
Scheduled Caste 1,309,851 687,076 622,775
Scheduled Tribe 7,955 4,270 3,685
Illiterate 2,288,664 932,467 1,356,197

Caste-wise Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 22% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.1% of total population in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 1,309,851 687,076 622,775
Schedule Tribe 7,955 4,270 3,685

Religion-wise Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 5,102,041 (85.69%) 2,690,233 2,411,808
Muslim 796,756 (13.38%) 411,400 385,356
Christian 13,782 (0.23%) 6,958 6,824
Sikh 4,377 (0.07%) 2,366 2,011
Buddhist 4,391 (0.07%) 2,344 2,047
Jain 2,247 (0.04%) 1,194 1,053
Other Religion 305 (0.01%) 172 133
No Religion Specified 30,492 (0.51%) 17,140 13,352

Literacy Rate – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

The total literacy rate of Allahabad district was 72.32% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 67.68% of Uttar Pradesh. Population-wise, out of total 3,665,727 literates, males were 2,199,340 while females were 1,466,387. Also the male literacy rate was 82.55% and the female literacy rate was 60.97% in Allahabad district.

Allahabad district Uttar Pradesh
Female 60.97% 57.18%
Male 82.55% 77.28%
Total 72.32% 67.68%

Sex Ratio – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

The Sex Ratio of Allahabad district is 901 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 901 females in Allahabad district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 893 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 901 ) of Allahabad district.


Population Density – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

The total area of Allahabad district is 5,482 km2. Thus the density of Allahabad district is 1,086 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 203 sq. km. area is under urban region while 5,279 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Allahabad, 24.74% people lived in urban regions while 75.26% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,472,873 out of which 790,848 were males while remaining 682,025 were females. In rural areas of Allahabad, male population was 2,340,959 while female population was 2,140,559.

The average best ratio in urban regions of Allahabad was 862 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) best ration of urban areas in Allahabad was 878 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Allahabad were 162,949 which is 11.06% of total urban population. Similarly the average best ratio in rural areas of Allahabad was 914 females per 1000 males. The Child best ratio of rural areas in Allahabad was 896 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Allahabad for urban regions was 82.51 percent in which males were 86.96% literate while female literacy stood at 77.34%. The total literate population of Allahabad was 3,665,727. Similarly in rural areas of Allahabad, the average literacy rate was 68.76 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 80.97% and 55.46% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Allahabad were 2,584,919.

Rural Urban
Population % 75.26% 24.74%
Total population 4,481,518 1,472,873
Male population 2,340,959 790,848
Female population 2,140,559 682,025
Sex ratio 914 862
Child best ratio (0-6 age) 896 878
Child population 722,406 162,949
Literates 2,584,919 1,080,808
Average literacy 68.76% 82.51%
Male literacy 80.97% 86.96%
Female literacy 55.46% 77.34%


Child Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

According to Census 2011, there were 885,355 children between age 0 to 6 years in Allahabad district. Out of which 467,694 were male while 417,661 were female.


Working Population – Allahabad/Prayagraj district

In Allahabad district out of total population, 2,111,907 were engaged in work activities. 60.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 39.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 2,111,907 workers engaged in Main Work, 337,502 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 234,806 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 1,286,732 981,133 305,599
Cultivators 337,502 258,014 79,488
Agriculture Labourer 234,806 154,452 80,354
Household Industries 107,231 66,099 41,132
Other Workers 607,193 502,568 104,625
Marginal Workers 825,175 444,977 380,198
Non Working 3,842,484 1,705,697 2,136,787

Allahabad/Prayagraj Map

Interesting Facts about Prayagraj/Allahabad

1. 443 years ago it was known as Prayag

Yes, Prayagraj has got its name back after 443 years. It was earlier known as Prayag. The name is still used by the local people. King Akbar gave it the name Allahabad. He realized the importance of the city Prayag and built a fort at the river Confluence known as Sangam.  The city got the locational advantage and it went on to become an important junction of East India company

2. Pioneer was Published at Allahabad

At Allahabad Pioneer was published one of the biggest English dailies in India. It was also known for its great Railway system which unites Bengal with Central India and Bombay

3.  Triveni Sangam is one of holiest places in India

Allahabad is located at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. These rivers are known as holiest rivers in the Hindu culture. The beautiful place where these rivers meet is known as Triveni Sangam.

4. Mysterious Hanuman Temple

Allahabad which will be now known as Prayagraj is a home to mysterious Hanuman Temple. It gets submerged in the waters of  Ganga when it is in full flow.

5. City of Prime Ministers

Apart from holding an important place in the history of pilgrimage, the city is also known as the land of Prime Ministers. 7 out of15 Prime Minister of Independent India were from Allahabad. The names include Indira Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Chandra Shekar, Gulzarilal Nanda, Vishwanath Pratap Singh

6. Allahabad University – Fourth Oldest University in India

It is the fourth oldest university in the country. The central status of the country was restored on June 24, 2005.

7. Kumbh Mela

Kumbh ke mele mai bhai bichaad gye. Ardh Kumbhmela will begin from January 15, 2019, to March 4, 2019. People take part in to get rid of the sins of life. The Maha Kumbh Mela is celebrated in Prayag after 144 years.

8. Hira Halwai for the delicious Samosa

It is one of the oldest shops in the city and serves the most authentic samosas of the city. Also, heavenly gulab jamun is another specialty of the city.



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