As per the Census 2011, the total Population of Bihar is 10.41 Cr. Thus the population of Bihar forms 8.6 percent of India in 2011. Bihar has total population of 104,099,452 in which males were 54,278,157 while females were 49,821,295.
Total area of Bihar is 94,163 square km. Thus the population Density of Bihar is 1,106 per square km which is lower than national average 382 per square km.
The total literacy rate of Bihar is 61.8% which is less than average literacy rate 72.98% of India. Also the male literacy rate is 71.2% and the female literacy rate is 51.5% in Bihar.
The average sex ration is the number of females per 1000 males. As per the Census 2011, the Average Sex Ration of Bihar is 918 which is above than national average of 943 females per 1000 males. Also the child sex ration (age less than 6 years) of Bihar is at 935 which is higher than 918 of India.
In Bihar out of total population, 34,724,987 were engaged in work activities. 61.5% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 38.5% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 34,724,987 workers engaged in Main Work, 5,413,181 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 9,537,418 were Agricultural labourer.
As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Bihar, 11.29% people lived in urban regions while 88.71% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 11,758,016 out of which 6,204,307 were males while remaining 5,553,709 were females. In rural areas of Bihar, male population was 48,073,850 while female population was 44,267,586.
The average sex ratio in urban regions of Bihar was 895 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Bihar was 912 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Bihar were 1,750,263 which is 14.89% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Bihar was 921 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Bihar was 938 girls per 1000 boys.
The average literacy rate in Bihar for urban regions was 76.86 percent in which males were 82.56% literate while female literacy stood at 70.49%. The total literate population of Bihar was 52,504,553. Similarly in rural areas of Bihar, the average literacy rate was 59.78 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 69.67% and 49% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Bihar were 44,812,152.
|Child sex ratio (0-6 age)||938||912|
List of districts of Bihar with Population, Literacy rate, Sex Ratio etc. As per the Census 2011, Bihar is divided into 38 districts (zilla) which act as the administrative divisions. Patna is the largest district of Bihar by population, while the least populated district of Bihar is Sheikhpura.
Below is the complete list of districts (zilla) of Bihar sorted by population.