Varanasi District Population, Caste, Religion Data (Uttar Pradesh) - Census 2011

Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh has total population of 3,676,841 as per the Census 2011. Out of which 1,921,857 are males while 1,754,984 are females. In 2011 there were total 560,162 families residing in Varanasi district. The Average Sex Ratio of Varanasi district is 913.

Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh

As per Census 2011 out of total population, 43.4% people lives in Urban areas while 56.6% lives in the Rural areas. The average literacy rate in urban areas is 78.4% while that in the rural areas is 73.4%. Also the Sex Ratio of Urban areas in Varanasi district is 889 while that of Rural areas is 932.

The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Varanasi district is 497151 which is 14% of the total population. There are 263762 male children and 233389 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Varanasi is 885 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (913) of Varanasi district.

The total literacy rate of Varanasi district is 75.6%. The male literacy rate is 72.28% and the female literacy rate is 57.82% in Varanasi district.

Population
3,676,841
Literacy
75.6%
Sex Ratio
913

To facilitate the administration, Varanasi district is further divided into 2 Tehsils (Taluka/Tehsil/Tahsil) which are administrative divisions denoting sub-districts. Tehsils consists of multiple villages and a few towns.

Varanasi Data as per Census 2011

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

Total Male Female
Children (Age 0-6) 497,151 263,762 233,389
Literacy 75.6% 72.28% 57.82%
Scheduled Caste 486,958 256,483 230,475
Scheduled Tribe 28,617 14,992 13,625
Illiterate 1,272,938 532,741 740,197

Caste-wise Population - Varanasi district

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 13.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.8% of total population in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh.

Total Male Female
Schedule Caste 486,958 256,483 230,475
Schedule Tribe 28,617 14,992 13,625

Religion-wise Population - Varanasi district

Religion Total Male Female
Hindu 3,107,681 (84.52%) 1,624,683 1,482,998
Muslim 546,987 (14.88%) 285,622 261,365
Christian 7,696 (0.21%) 3,935 3,761
Sikh 3,309 (0.09%) 1,729 1,580
Buddhist 1,146 (0.03%) 615 531
Jain 1,898 (0.05%) 948 950
Other Religion 298 (0.01%) 152 146
No Religion Specified 7,826 (0.21%) 4,173 3,653

Literacy Rate - Varanasi district

The total literacy rate of Varanasi district was 75.6% in 2011 which is greater than average literacy rate 67.68% of Uttar Pradesh. Population-wise, out of total 2,403,903 literates, males were 1,389,116 while females were 1,014,787. Also the male literacy rate was 83.78% and the female literacy rate was 66.69% in Varanasi district.

  Varanasi district Uttar Pradesh
Female 66.69% 57.18%
Male 83.78% 77.28%
Total 75.6% 67.68%

Sex Ratio - Varanasi district

The Sex Ratio of Varanasi district is 913 . Thus for every 1000 men there were 913 females in Varanasi district. Also as per Census 2011, the Child Sex Ration was 885 which is less than Average Sex Ratio ( 913 ) of Varanasi district.


Population Density - Varanasi district

The total area of Varanasi district is 1,535 km2. Thus the density of Varanasi district is 2,395 people per square kilometer. As per the initial provisional data of Census 2011, around 164 sq. km. area is under urban region while 1,371 sq. km. is under rural region.


Urban/Rural Population - Varanasi district

As per the Census 2011 out of total population of Varanasi, 43.44% people lived in urban regions while 56.56% in rural areas. The total figure of population of urban population was 1,597,051 out of which 845,331 were males while remaining 751,720 were females. In rural areas of Varanasi, male population was 1,076,526 while female population was 1,003,264.

The average sex ratio in urban regions of Varanasi was 889 females per 1000 males. Also the Child (0-6 age) sex ration of urban areas in Varanasi was 881 girls per 1000 boys. Thus the total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Varanasi were 190,725 which is 11.94% of total urban population. Similarly the average sex ratio in rural areas of Varanasi was 932 females per 1000 males. The Child sex ratio of rural areas in Varanasi was 888 girls per 1000 boys.

The average literacy rate in Varanasi for urban regions was 78.41 percent in which males were 83.3% literate while female literacy stood at 72.92%. The total literate population of Varanasi was 2,403,903. Similarly in rural areas of Varanasi, the average literacy rate was 73.38 percent. Out of which literacy rate of males and females stood at 84.17% and 61.89% respectively. Total literates in rural areas of Varanasi were 1,301,232.

Rural Urban
Population % 56.56% 43.44%
Total population 2,079,790 1,597,051
Male population 1,076,526 845,331
Female population 1,003,264 751,720
Sex ratio 932 889
Child sex ratio (0-6 age) 888 881
Child population 306,426 190,725
Literates 1,301,232 1,102,671
Average literacy 73.38% 78.41%
Male literacy 84.17% 83.3%
Female literacy 61.89% 72.92%

Child Population - Varanasi district

According to Census 2011, there were 497,151 children between age 0 to 6 years in Varanasi district. Out of which 263,762 were male while 233,389 were female.


Working Population - Varanasi district

In Varanasi district out of total population, 1,220,708 were engaged in work activities. 75.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 24.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,220,708 workers engaged in Main Work, 151,854 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 98,334 were Agricultural labourer.

Total Male Female
Main Workers 920,761 750,828 169,933
Cultivators 151,854 116,682 35,172
Agriculture Labourer 98,334 66,746 31,588
Household Industries 131,931 103,292 28,639
Other Workers 538,642 464,108 74,534
Marginal Workers 299,947 170,406 129,541
Non Working 2,456,133 1,000,623 1,455,510

Varanasi district Map


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