India Population clock (live)

22-06-2018 21:35:35
1,361,085,219
Current population
702,764,234
Current male population (51.6%)
658,320,985
Current female population (48.4%)
13,084,327
Births this year
71,222
Births today
4,750,361
Deaths this year
25,858
Deaths today
-262,840
Net migration this year
-1,431
Net migration today
8,071,125
Population growth this year
43,934
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .


Quick facts about the population of India


Current population (as of Friday, June 22 2018)
1,361,041,286
Total area
3,287,260 km2 (1,269,218 mi2)
Population density
414.0 per km2 (1,072.3 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.07 (702,764,234 men to 658,320,985 women)
Median age
26.7 years
Life expectancy
66.8 years (65.8 - men, 68.0 - women)
Literacy
72.1 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

India historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

India population 2018

During 2018 India population is projected to increased by 17,034,447 people and reach 1,370,048,541 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 17,589,183. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 554,736 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave India to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of India population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of India will be increased by 46,670 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of India 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of India was estimated to be 1,353,014,094 people. This is an increase of 1.26 % (16,822,650 people) compared to population of 1,336,191,444 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 17,370,489. Due to external migration, the population declined by 547,838. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.070 (1,070 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for India population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

India population density

India population density is 411.6 people per square kilometer (1,066.0/mi2) as of June 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of India divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of India. The total area of India is 3,287,260 km2 (1,269,218 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in India

According to 2011 Census Data almost 80% (more than 1 billion people) of the population in India adheres to Hinduism. This is about 94% of all Hindus living in the World. Another 14.2% are Muslims, 2.3% are Christians, 1.7% adheres to Sikhism and less than 1% are Buddhists.

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Hinduism1,086,110,94679.8 %
Islam193,267,86314.2 %
Christianity31,303,9502.3 %
Sikhism23,137,7021.7 %
Buddhism9,527,2890.7 %
Other17,693,5371.3 %

Source: Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India: 2011 Census Data external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Friday, June 22 2018).

India age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates India had the following population age distribution:

29.7 64.9 5.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the India population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "India age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in India is 54.1 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in India must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in India is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in India is 45.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in India is 8.4 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "India age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for India is 66.8 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 65.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 68 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 686,446,576 persons or 72.14% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in India are able to read and write. Accordingly about 265,087,645 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 80.95% (395,644,897 persons). 93,131,444 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 62.84% (290,801,679 persons). 171,956,201 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 91.83% and 87.24% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 89.65%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "India population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

India population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
1951379,278,124N/A %
1952385,373,4001.61 %
1953391,826,7271.67 %
1954398,601,8061.73 %
1955405,673,0561.77 %
1956413,025,8491.81 %
1957420,656,5081.85 %
1958428,571,3751.88 %
1959436,784,9571.92 %
1960445,315,2761.95 %
1961454,176,6661.99 %
1962463,372,8012.02 %
1963472,892,0522.05 %
1964482,710,0362.08 %
1965492,805,1922.09 %
1966503,161,5892.10 %
1967513,782,4892.11 %
1968524,718,3992.13 %
1969536,059,7892.16 %
1970547,894,0372.21 %
1971560,274,3142.26 %
1972573,203,0172.31 %
1973586,626,2612.34 %
1974600,449,2042.36 %
1975614,575,0802.35 %
1976628,943,2262.34 %
1977643,545,1852.32 %
1978658,421,9972.31 %
1979673,647,4942.31 %
1980689,294,1492.32 %
1981705,395,5762.34 %
1982721,932,4342.34 %
1983738,839,1592.34 %
1984756,019,5672.33 %
1985773,374,7032.30 %
1986790,846,1812.26 %
1987808,419,7382.22 %
1988826,088,3192.19 %
1989843,840,2792.15 %
1990861,668,9682.11 %
1991879,557,8232.08 %
1992897,487,6142.04 %
1993915,468,4962.00 %
1994933,539,9221.97 %
1995951,739,5971.95 %
1996970,082,7071.93 %
1997988,553,8411.90 %
19981,007,110,0791.88 %
19991,025,689,7671.84 %
20001,044,228,8491.81 %
20011,062,684,6311.77 %
20021,081,038,7741.73 %
20031,099,279,4681.69 %
20041,117,394,4491.65 %
20051,135,372,8071.61 %
20061,153,207,2991.57 %
20071,170,886,9681.53 %
20081,188,377,8701.49 %
20091,205,626,1461.45 %
20101,222,583,3431.41 %
20111,239,215,2581.36 %
20121,255,517,8251.32 %
20131,271,544,2571.28 %
20141,287,395,2091.25 %
20151,303,171,0351.23 %
20161,319,577,9581.26 %
20171,336,191,4441.26 %
20181,353,014,0941.26 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.