Mumbai Population

Mumbai is also known as the commercial capital of India and is the most populated city in India.

Being a metropolitan city, you will find people from all states, religions, cultures, and beliefs living in harmony. You will find a diverse range of food and festivals celebrated in Mumbai.

Mumbai Suburban District of Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation is spread over 15 wards.

The total population of 9.36 million comprising of 5.03 males and 4.3 females.

The below data is extracted from the Census of India report.

Mumbai Population in Lakh
Mumbai Population in Lakh
Population Mumbai Million
Population Mumbai Million


Year Population in Million Population in Lakh
1901 0.21 2.06
1911 0.26 2.55
1921 0.31 3.07
1931 0.31 3.11
1941 0.40 4.00
1951 0.67 6.65
1961 1.38 13.80
1971 2.90 29.00
1981 4.96 49.58
1991 6.75 67.51
2001 8.64 86.40
2011 9.36 93.57

Given the increase in population and strain on the infrastructure, other cities like Navi Mumbai, Thane, Vasai-Virar have started development and a large number of Mumbaikars have started moving to these places due to the increasing real estate cost of Mumbai.

What is Mumbai famous for?

It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city’s distinctive ensemble of Victorian Art Deco buildings, and many more.
Gateway of India

What is the main food of Mumbai?

The staple foods consumed by Mumbai residents include rice, aromatic fish curries, Indian bread chapatis and rotis, vegetable curries, and various pulses.  Since Mumbai is multicultural, with various people from different states staying here, you will see food from all parts of India here. The Vadapav is the most famous street food in Mumbai.

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