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

Saharsa district of Bihar has total population of 1,900,661 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 997,174 are males while 903,487 are females. In 2011 there were total 368,979 families residing in Saharsa district. The Average Sex Ratio of Saharsa district is 906.

Saharsa district, Bihar

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 8.2% people lives in Urban areas while 91.8% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 75.6% while that in the rural areas is 51.1%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Saharsa district is 879 while that of Rural areas is 908.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Saharsa district is 387479 which is 20% of the total population. There are 200497 male children and 186982 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Saharsa is 933 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (906) of Saharsa district.

The total literacy rate of Saharsa district is 53.2%. The male literacy rate is 50.78% and the female literacy rate is 33.05% in Saharsa district.

Population
1,900,661
Literacy
53.2%
Sex Ratio
906

To facilitate the administration, Saharsa district is further divided into 10 Blocks (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Blocks consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Saharsa Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 387,479 200,497 186,982
Literacy 53.2% 50.78% 33.05%
Scheduled Caste 317,249 164,518 152,731
Scheduled Tribe 6,009 3,101 2,908
Illiterate 1,095,665 490,800 604,865

Caste-wise Population - Saharsa district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 16.7% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.3% of total population in Saharsa district of Bihar.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 317,249 164,518 152,731
Schedule Tribe 6,009 3,101 2,908

Religion-wise Population - Saharsa district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 1,629,254 (85.72%) 856,695 772,559
Muslim 266,620 (14.03%) 137,998 128,622
Christian 1,292 (0.07%) 682 610
Sikh 197 (0.01%) 99 98
Buddhist 60 (0%) 33 27
Jain 109 (0.01%) 56 53
Other Religion 8 (0%) 3 5
No Religion Specified 3,121 (0.16%) 1,608 1,513

Literacy Rate - Saharsa district

The total literacy rate of Saharsa district was 53.2% in 2011 which is less than average literacy rate 61.8% of Bihar. Population-wise, out of total 804,996 literates, males were 506,374 while females were 298,622. Also the male literacy rate was 63.56% and the female literacy rate was 41.68% in Saharsa district.

  Saharsa district Bihar
Female 41.68% 51.5%
Male 63.56% 71.2%
Total 53.2% 61.8%

Sex Ratio - Saharsa district

The Sex Ratio of Saharsa district is 906 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 906 females in Saharsa district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 933 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio ( 906 ) of Saharsa district.


Population Density - Saharsa district

The total area of Saharsa district is 1,687 km2. Thus the density of Saharsa district is 1,127 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 21 sq. km. area is under urban region while 1,666 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Saharsa district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Saharsa, 8.24% people lived in urban regions while 91.76% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 156,540 out of which 83,291 were males while remaining 73,249 were females. In rural areas of Saharsa, male population was 913,883 while female population was 830,238.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Saharsa was 879 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Saharsa was 916 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Saharsa were 25,748 which is 16.45% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Saharsa was 908 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Saharsa was 934 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Saharsa for urban regions was 75.63 percent in which males were 82% literate while female literacy stood at 68.33%. The total literate population of Saharsa was 804,996. Similarly in rural areas of Saharsa, the average literacy rate was 51.08 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 61.79% and 39.2% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Saharsa were 706,077.

Rural Urban
Population % 91.76% 8.24%
Total population 1,744,121 156,540
Male population 913,883 83,291
Female population 830,238 73,249
Sex ratio 908 879
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 934 916
Child population 361,731 25,748
Literates 706,077 98,919
Average literacy 51.08% 75.63%
Male literacy 61.79% 82%
Female literacy 39.2% 68.33%

Child Population - Saharsa district

According to Census 2011, there were 387,479 children between age 0 to 6 years in Saharsa district. Out of which 200,497 were male while 186,982 were female.


Working Population - Saharsa district

In Saharsa district out of total population, 649,898 were engaged in work activities. 55.9% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 44.1% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 649,898 workers engaged in Main Work, 118,840 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 155,772 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 363,326 296,934 66,392
Cultivators 118,840 103,586 15,254
Agriculture Labourer 155,772 118,188 37,584
Household Industries 8,365 5,584 2,781
Other Workers 80,349 69,576 10,773
Marginal Workers 286,572 159,790 126,782
Non Working 1,250,763 540,450 710,313

Saharsa district Map


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