Kanpur Cantonment Board, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Kanpur sub district's only cantonment board located in Kanpur sub district of Kanpur Nagar district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Kanpur cantonment board is 17 km2. Population density of the city is 6384 persons per km2. There are 8 wards in the city, among them Kanpur Ward No 01 is the most populous ward with population of about 17 thousand and Kanpur Ward No 03 is the least populous ward with population of about 11 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Kanpur Nagar which is 2 km far from here. Kanpur Nagar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Kanpur Nagar which is 3 km away. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the city and is 80 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 868 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 59 thousand (54%) are male and about 50 thousand (46%) are female. 86% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanpur cantonment board is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 21 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kanpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 108,534 93,689 14,739 106 11,613
Male 58,550 50,642 7,844 64 6,120
Female 49,984 43,047 6,895 42 5,493

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 61% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 36% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 1% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 840 in Muslims are 895 and in Sikhs are 367

Religion wise population 2011 - Kanpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 108,534 66,147 39,213 877 1,307 44 114 29 803
Male 58,550 35,948 20,697 459 956 28 59 13 390
Female 49,984 30,199 18,516 418 351 16 55 16 413

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 7.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 11.4% which is 6.7% higher than male population growth rate of 4.7%. General caste population has increased by 2.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 57.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 79.7% and child population has decreased by -7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 7.7% 2.5% 57.2% 79.7% -7%
Male 4.7% -0.4% 55.2% 120.7% -10.1%
Female 11.4% 6.2% 59.6% 40% -3.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 854 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 850, in schedule caste is 879 and in schedule tribe is 656. There are 898 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 52 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 65 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 52 53 24 -378 65
2011 854 850 879 656 898
2001 802 797 855 1034 833

Literacy

Total about 76 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 43 thousand are male and about 33 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanpur is 79%. 82% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kanpur

Total Male Female
Change 4.8% 4.7% 5.3%
2011 78.7% 82.5% 74.3%
2001 73.9% 77.8% 69%

Workers profile

Kanpur has 34% (about 36 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 10% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.6% 27.3% 6.2% 66.4%
Male 53.7% 45.1% 8.6% 46.3%
Female 10% 6.5% 3.5% 90%