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Districts

1981

1991

2001

Percentage increase 1981-2001

Density

 (2001)

Gurdaspur

15,13,435

1,757,281

21,04,011

39.0

590

Amritsar

21,88,490

25,05,034

30,96,077

41.4

608

Kapurtahla

54,52,49

6,46,647

7,54,521

38.3

462

Jalandhar

17,34,574

16,49,909

19,62,700

13.1

746

Nawanshehar2

-

5,31,253

5,87,468

10.5

464

Hoshiarpur

12,43,807

12,98,712

14,80,736

19.0

440

Roopnagar

71,66,62

8,99,587

11,16,108

55.7

543

Ludhiana

18,18,912

24,28,382

30,32,831

66.7

805

Firozpur

13,07,804

14,48,903

17,46,107

33.5

329

Faridkot

14,36,228

45,50,05

55,08,92

26.2

375

Mukatsar2

--

6,54,434

77,74,93

18.8

297

Moga2

-

77,79,22

89,48,54

15.0

404

Bathinda

13,04,606

98,53,01

11,83,295

20.0

350

Mansa1

---

57,46,62

68,87,58

19.85

317

Sangrur

14,10,250

16,85,449

20,00,173

41.8

399

Patiala

15,68.898

15,28,569

18,44,934

17.5

509

Fathehgarh Sahib1

--

45,49,19

53,80,41

18.2

456

Total Population

1,67,88,915

2,02,81,969

2,43,58,999

45.0

484

 

1-New district formed in 1992

2-New district formed in 1996


Source: Statistical Abstract of Punjab, 2005 as cited in Tiwana et al., 2007