Palamu District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Jharkhand) - Census 2011

Palamu district of Jharkhand has total population of 1,939,869 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,006,302 are males while 933,567 are females. In 2011 there were total 358,754 families residing in Palamu district. The Average Sex Ratio of Palamu district is 928.

Palamu district, Jharkhand

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 11.7% people lives in Urban areas while 88.3% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 80.5% while that in the rural areas is 61.3%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Palamu district is 903 while that of Rural areas is 931.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Palamu district is 329728 which is 17% of the total population. There are 169543 male children and 160185 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Palamu is 945 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (928) of Palamu district.

The total literacy rate of Palamu district is 63.63%. The male literacy rate is 61.78% and the female literacy rate is 43.15% in Palamu district.

Population
1,939,869
Literacy
63.63%
Sex Ratio
928

To facilitate the administration, Palamu district is further divided into 20 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Palamu Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 329,728 169,543 160,185
Literacy 63.63% 61.78% 43.15%
Scheduled Caste 536,382 277,119 259,263
Scheduled Tribe 181,208 92,577 88,631
Illiterate 915,306 384,596 530,710

Caste-wise Population - Palamu district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 27.7% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 9.3% of total population in Palamu district of Jharkhand.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 536,382 277,119 259,263
Schedule Tribe 181,208 92,577 88,631

Religion-wise Population - Palamu district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,683,169 (86.77%) 874,192 808,977
Muslim 238,295 (12.28%) 122,763 115,532
Christian 6,164 (0.32%) 3,092 3,072
Sikh 734 (0.04%) 384 350
Buddhist 188 (0.01%) 111 77
Jain 284 (0.01%) 144 140
Other Religion 5,681 (0.29%) 2,881 2,800
No Religion Specified 5,354 (0.28%) 2,735 2,619

Literacy Rate - Palamu district

The total literacy rate of Palamu district was 63.63% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 66.41% of Jharkhand. Population-wise, out of total 1,024,563 literates, males were 621,706 while females were 402,857. Also the male literacy rate was 74.3% and the female literacy rate was 52.09% in Palamu district.

  Palamu district Jharkhand
Female 52.09% 55.42%
Male 74.3% 76.84%
Total 63.63% 66.41%

Sex Ratio - Palamu district

The Sex Ratio of Palamu district is 928 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 928 females in Palamu district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 945 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 928 ) of Palamu district.


Population Density - Palamu district

The total area of Palamu district is 4,393 km2. Thus the density of Palamu district is 442 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 84 sq. km. area is under urban region while 4,309 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Palamu district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Palamu, 11.65% people lived in urban regions while 88.35% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 226,003 out of which 118,751 were males while remaining 107,252 were females. In rural areas of Palamu, male population was 887,551 while female population was 826,315.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Palamu was 903 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Palamu was 916 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Palamu were 31,390 which is 13.89% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Palamu was 931 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Palamu was 948 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Palamu for urban regions was 80.54 percent in which males were 87.07% literate while female literacy stood at 73.3%. The total literate population of Palamu was 1,024,563. Similarly in rural areas of Palamu, the average literacy rate was 61.31 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 72.52% and 49.22% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Palamu were 867,814.

Rural Urban
Population % 88.35% 11.65%
Total population 1,713,866 226,003
Male population 887,551 118,751
Female population 826,315 107,252
Sex ratio 931 903
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 948 916
Child population 298,338 31,390
Literates 867,814 156,749
Average literacy 61.31% 80.54%
Male literacy 72.52% 87.07%
Female literacy 49.22% 73.3%

Child Population - Palamu district

According to Census 2011, there were 329,728 children between age 0 to 6 years in Palamu district. Out of which 169,543 were male while 160,185 were female.


Working Population - Palamu district

In Palamu district out of total population, 713,175 were engaged in work activities. 39.8% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 60.2% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 713,175 workers engaged in Main Work, 68,895 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 95,734 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 283,702 225,344 58,358
Cultivators 68,895 55,028 13,867
Agriculture Labourer 95,734 69,692 26,042
Household Industries 7,062 5,085 1,977
Other Workers 112,011 95,539 16,472
Marginal Workers 429,473 247,698 181,775
Non Working 1,226,694 533,260 693,434

Palamu district Map


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