Varanasi Cantonment Board, with population of about 14 thousand is Varanasi sub district's only cantonment board located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Varanasi cantonment board is 5 km2. Population density of the city is 2991 persons per km2. There are 7 wards in the city, among them Varanasi Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 3006 and Varanasi Ward No 04 is the least populous ward with population of 1269.

Nearest railway station is Varanasi Cant which is 3 km far from here. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Varanasi which is 2 km away. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the city and is 280 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 635.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 3.44°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 14 thousand people, among them 7742 (55%) are male and 6377 (45%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Varanasi cantonment board is 10%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 2760 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Varanasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14,119 11,719 2,242 158 1,434
Male 7,742 6,467 1,189 86 785
Female 6,377 5,252 1,053 72 649

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 4% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 790 in Muslims are 911 and in Christians are 1126.

Religion wise population 2011 - Varanasi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 14,119 10,842 2,679 555 24 8 3 0 8
Male 7,742 6,056 1,402 261 11 2 2 0 8
Female 6,377 4,786 1,277 294 13 6 1 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the city has decreased by -18.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 17 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is -11.4% which is 11.7% higher than male population growth rate of -23.1%. General caste population has decreased by -20%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -14.3% and child population has decreased by -29% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Varanasi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -18.2% -20% -14.3% 0% -29%
Male -23.1% -25% -17.7% 0% -29.4%
Female -11.4% -12.8% -10.2% 0% -28.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 824 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 812, in schedule caste is 886 and in schedule tribe is 837. There are 827 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 109 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Varanasi

Total General SC ST Child
Change 109 113 74 837 10
2011 824 812 886 837 827
2001 715 699 812 0 817

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 6419 are male and 4651 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Varanasi is 87%. 92% of male and 81% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Varanasi

Total Male Female
Change 2.5% 1.0% 5.5%
2011 87.3% 92.3% 81.2%
2001 84.8% 91.3% 75.7%

Workers profile

Varanasi has 30% (4242) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 7% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Varanasi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30% 28.2% 1.8% 70%
Male 48.9% 46.4% 2.5% 51.1%
Female 7.2% 6.2% 1% 92.8%