Hyderabad underwent very sudden growth in the first decade of the 21st century. When the GHMC was created in 2007, the area occupied by the municipality increased from 170 km2 (66 sq mi) to 650 km2 (250 sq mi). As a consequence, the population increased by over 87%, from 3,637,483 in the 2001 census to 6,809,970 in the 2011 census, making Hyderabad the fourth most populous city in India. Migrants from elsewhere in India constitute 24% of the city population. The population density is 18,480 /km2 (47,900 /sq mi). The Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration has a population of 7,749,334, making it the sixth most populous urban agglomeration in the country.
There are 3,500,802 male and 3,309,168 female citizens—a sex ratio of 945 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 926 per 1000. Among children aged 0–6 years, 373,794 are boys and 352,022 are girls—a ratio of 942 per 1000. Literacy stands at 82.96% (male 85.96%; female 79.79%), higher than the national average of 74.04%.
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