Growth of Mumbai

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The following is a timeline of the growth of Mumbai's population over the last four centuries:

  • 1661: 10,000 inhabitants[1]
  • 1664: 15,000[1]
  • 1673: 60,000[1] (Fryer)
  • 1675: 60,000
  • 1718: 16,000[1] (Cobbe)
  • 1744: 70,000[1] (Niebuhr) (large influx of people during the busy season)
  • 1764: 140,000[1] (Niebuhr), According to Historical account pg 6, pop was 60,000
  • 1780: 100,000[1] Materials etc. Part III, pg 525 -- Mahim 13,726
  • 1812: 235,000[1] (Hall) Fixed 165,000, migratory 50,000, famine increase 20,000
  • 1814: 180,000 (Warden)
  • 1830: 229,000[1] Lagrange
  • 1836: 236,000 "-do-
  • 1864: 816,562
  • 1872: 644,605[1] (census)
  • 1881: 773,196[1] (census)
  • 1891: 821,764[1] (census)
  • 1901: 812,912 (Greater Bombay)
  • 1911: 1,018,388
  • 1921: 1,244,934
  • 1931: 1,268,936
  • 1941: 1,686,127
  • 1951: 2,966,902
  • 1961: 4,152,056
  • 1971: 5,970,575
  • 1981: 8,227,382
  • 1991: 9,900,000 + 2,600,000 (Thané) = 12,500,000 (Greater Bombay)
  • 2001: 16,368,084 (Greater Mumbai, incl. Thané)
  • 2005: 18,366,088 (Greater Mumbai, incl. Thane)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l D'Cunha, Jose Gerson (1900). "VI The Later British Period". The Origins of Bombay (3 ed.). Bombay: Asian Educational Services. p. 348. ISBN 81-206-0815-1.