Kotwa Census Town, with population of about 14 thousand is Varanasi sub district's the 5th most populous census town located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Kotwa census town is 2 km2 and it is the 13th biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 7866 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Kotwa Ward No 01 and the population of Kotwa Ward No 01 is about 14 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Cantt which is 5 km far from here. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 8 km. District head quarter of the census town is Varanasi which is 8 km away. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the census town and is 303 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 635.4 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 3.44°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 14 thousand people, among them 7777 (54%) are male and 6617 (46%) are female. 94% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kotwa census town is 18%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 1868 households in the census town and an average 8 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kotwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14,394 13,486 817 91 2,519
Male 7,777 7,301 422 54 1,328
Female 6,617 6,185 395 37 1,191

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 81% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 18% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 859 in Hindus are 847.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kotwa

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 14,394 2,632 11,624 126 1 2 0 0 9
Male 7,777 1,425 6,254 87 1 2 0 0 8
Female 6,617 1,207 5,370 39 0 0 0 0 1

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 221.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4476. Female population growth rate of the census town is 215.2% which is -12% lower than male population growth rate of 227.2%. General caste population has increased by 311.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -27.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.2% and child population has increased by 171.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kotwa

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 221.6% 311.8% -27.2% 15.2% 171.4%
Male 227.2% 324.5% -30.9% 17.4% 178.4%
Female 215.2% 297.7% -22.7% 12.1% 164.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 851 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 847, in schedule caste is 936 and in schedule tribe is 685. There are 897 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has decreased by 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 48 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kotwa

Total General SC ST Child
Change -32 -57 100 -32 -48
2011 851 847 936 685 897
2001 883 904 836 717 945

Literacy

Total 6934 people in the census town are literate, among them 4268 are male and 2666 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kotwa is 58%. 66% of male and 49% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kotwa

Total Male Female
Change 12.7% 8.7% 16.9%
2011 58.4% 66.2% 49.1%
2001 45.7% 57.5% 32.2%

Workers profile

Kotwa has 41% (5963) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 26% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kotwa

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.4% 35.5% 6% 58.6%
Male 54.2% 50.7% 3.5% 45.8%
Female 26.4% 17.6% 8.8% 73.6%