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

Purnia district of Bihar has total population of 3,264,619 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,699,370 are males while 1,565,249 are females. In 2011 there were total 647,777 families residing in Purnia district. The Average Sex Ratio of Purnia district is 921.

Purnia district, Bihar

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 10.5% people lives in Urban areas while 89.5% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 72.7% while that in the rural areas is 48.4%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Purnia district is 907 while that of Rural areas is 923.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Purnia district is 656510 which is 20% of the total population. There are 335955 male children and 320555 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Purnia is 954 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (921) of Purnia district.

The total literacy rate of Purnia district is 51.08%. The male literacy rate is 47.39% and the female literacy rate is 33.67% in Purnia district.

Population
3,264,619
Literacy
51.08%
Sex Ratio
921

To facilitate the administration, Purnia district is further divided into 14 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Purnia Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 656,510 335,955 320,555
Literacy 51.08% 47.39% 33.67%
Scheduled Caste 390,991 203,201 187,790
Scheduled Tribe 139,490 71,391 68,099
Illiterate 1,932,293 894,109 1,038,184

Caste-wise Population - Purnia district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 12% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 4.3% of total population in Purnia district of Bihar.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 390,991 203,201 187,790
Schedule Tribe 139,490 71,391 68,099

Religion-wise Population - Purnia district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,989,420 (60.94%) 1,039,933 949,487
Muslim 1,255,641 (38.46%) 649,398 606,243
Christian 7,989 (0.24%) 4,073 3,916
Sikh 614 (0.02%) 325 289
Buddhist 353 (0.01%) 196 157
Jain 1,450 (0.04%) 738 712
Other Religion 650 (0.02%) 332 318
No Religion Specified 8,502 (0.26%) 4,375 4,127

Literacy Rate - Purnia district

The total literacy rate of Purnia district was 51.08% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 61.8% of Bihar. Population-wise, out of total 1,332,326 literates, males were 805,261 while females were 527,065. Also the male literacy rate was 59.06% and the female literacy rate was 42.34% in Purnia district.

  Purnia district Bihar
Female 42.34% 51.5%
Male 59.06% 71.2%
Total 51.08% 61.8%

Sex Ratio - Purnia district

The Sex Ratio of Purnia district is 921 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 921 females in Purnia district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 954 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 921 ) of Purnia district.


Population Density - Purnia district

The total area of Purnia district is 3,229 km2. Thus the density of Purnia district is 1,011 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 128 sq. km. area is under urban region while 3,101 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Purnia district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Purnia, 10.51% people lived in urban regions while 89.49% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 343,005 out of which 179,848 were males while remaining 163,157 were females. In rural areas of Purnia, male population was 1,519,522 while female population was 1,402,092.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Purnia was 907 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Purnia was 955 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Purnia were 53,361 which is 15.56% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Purnia was 923 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Purnia was 954 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Purnia for urban regions was 72.74 percent in which males were 77.84% literate while female literacy stood at 67.07%. The total literate population of Purnia was 1,332,326. Similarly in rural areas of Purnia, the average literacy rate was 48.38 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 56.7% and 39.28% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Purnia were 1,121,625.

Rural Urban
Population % 89.49% 10.51%
Total population 2,921,614 343,005
Male population 1,519,522 179,848
Female population 1,402,092 163,157
Sex ratio 923 907
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 954 955
Child population 603,149 53,361
Literates 1,121,625 210,701
Average literacy 48.38% 72.74%
Male literacy 56.7% 77.84%
Female literacy 39.28% 67.07%

Child Population - Purnia district

According to Census 2011, there were 656,510 children between age 0 to 6 years in Purnia district. Out of which 335,955 were male while 320,555 were female.


Working Population - Purnia district

In Purnia district out of total population, 1,143,318 were engaged in work activities. 67.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 32.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,143,318 workers engaged in Main Work, 160,724 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 474,573 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 776,385 600,719 175,666
Cultivators 160,724 137,994 22,730
Agriculture Labourer 474,573 351,814 122,759
Household Industries 15,717 9,339 6,378
Other Workers 125,371 101,572 23,799
Marginal Workers 366,933 202,556 164,377
Non Working 2,121,301 896,095 1,225,206

Purnia district Map


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