India: Gridded Population for 2011-2050


Gridded population database for India is available at 0.25° resolution for the period of 2011-2050. The baseline information is extracted from

  • Census India (2011)
  • Gridded Population of the World (GPW) from SEDAC
  • Gridded population of the world (Landscan) from ORNL

and projected to 2050 using birth and death rates by state and further distinguished between urban and rural grids using the following databases

  • Community created maps of India by datameet
  • Global Human Settlements (GHS) – urban built areas
  • Land cover data 1992-2015 (ESA)

Download the gridded excel file is here. An animation for the period of 2011-2050 is here and maps for select years is presented below. The grid resolution is 0.25° degrees. In the file, first two columns represent grid number (ix,iy) starting in the SW corner and the next two columns represent the grid longitude-latitude mid-points in degrees.

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