Katihar District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Bihar) - Census 2011

Katihar district of Bihar has total population of 3,071,029 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,600,430 are males while 1,470,599 are females. In 2011 there were total 619,076 families residing in Katihar district. The Average Sex Ratio of Katihar district is 919.

Katihar district, Bihar

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 8.9% people lives in Urban areas while 91.1% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 77.3% while that in the rural areas is 49.6%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Katihar district is 893 while that of Rural areas is 921.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Katihar district is 620332 which is 20% of the total population. There are 316391 male children and 303941 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Katihar is 961 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (919) of Katihar district.

The total literacy rate of Katihar district is 52.24%. The male literacy rate is 47.63% and the female literacy rate is 35.22% in Katihar district.

Population
3,071,029
Literacy
52.24%
Sex Ratio
919

To facilitate the administration, Katihar district is further divided into 16 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Katihar Data as per Census 2011

As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Katihar district.

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 620,332 316,391 303,941
Literacy 52.24% 47.63% 35.22%
Scheduled Caste 263,100 136,429 126,671
Scheduled Tribe 179,971 92,190 87,781
Illiterate 1,790,839 838,174 952,665

Caste-wise Population - Katihar district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 8.6% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 5.9% of total population in Katihar district of Bihar.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 263,100 136,429 126,671
Schedule Tribe 179,971 92,190 87,781

Religion-wise Population - Katihar district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,684,589 (54.85%) 881,050 803,539
Muslim 1,365,645 (44.47%) 708,752 656,893
Christian 8,659 (0.28%) 4,432 4,227
Sikh 2,754 (0.09%) 1,489 1,265
Buddhist 212 (0.01%) 92 120
Jain 507 (0.02%) 263 244
Other Religion 2,141 (0.07%) 1,076 1,065
No Religion Specified 6,522 (0.21%) 3,276 3,246

Literacy Rate - Katihar district

The total literacy rate of Katihar district was 52.24% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 61.8% of Bihar. Population-wise, out of total 1,280,190 literates, males were 762,256 while females were 517,934. Also the male literacy rate was 59.36% and the female literacy rate was 44.39% in Katihar district.

  Katihar district Bihar
Female 44.39% 51.5%
Male 59.36% 71.2%
Total 52.24% 61.8%

Sex Ratio - Katihar district

The Sex Ratio of Katihar district is 919 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 919 females in Katihar district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 961 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 919 ) of Katihar district.


Population Density - Katihar district

The total area of Katihar district is 3,057 km2. Thus the density of Katihar district is 1,005 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 68 sq. km. area is under urban region while 2,989 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Katihar district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Katihar, 8.92% people lived in urban regions while 91.08% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 273,822 out of which 144,686 were males while remaining 129,136 were females. In rural areas of Katihar, male population was 1,455,744 while female population was 1,341,463.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Katihar was 893 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Katihar was 939 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Katihar were 40,308 which is 14.72% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Katihar was 921 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Katihar was 962 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Katihar for urban regions was 77.27 percent in which males were 82.46% literate while female literacy stood at 71.4%. The total literate population of Katihar was 1,280,190. Similarly in rural areas of Katihar, the average literacy rate was 49.6 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 56.9% and 41.59% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Katihar were 1,099,757.

Rural Urban
Population % 91.08% 8.92%
Total population 2,797,207 273,822
Male population 1,455,744 144,686
Female population 1,341,463 129,136
Sex ratio 921 893
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 962 939
Child population 580,024 40,308
Literates 1,099,757 180,433
Average literacy 49.6% 77.27%
Male literacy 56.9% 82.46%
Female literacy 41.59% 71.4%

Child Population - Katihar district

According to Census 2011, there were 620,332 children between age 0 to 6 years in Katihar district. Out of which 316,391 were male while 303,941 were female.


Working Population - Katihar district

In Katihar district out of total population, 1,013,566 were engaged in work activities. 65.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 34.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,013,566 workers engaged in Main Work, 139,059 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 399,923 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 667,602 555,631 111,971
Cultivators 139,059 125,129 13,930
Agriculture Labourer 399,923 324,095 75,828
Household Industries 10,823 7,037 3,786
Other Workers 117,797 99,370 18,427
Marginal Workers 345,964 204,891 141,073
Non Working 2,057,463 839,908 1,217,555

Katihar district Map


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