Lohta Census Town, with population of about 26 thousand is Varanasi sub district's the most populous census town located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Lohta census town is 1 km2 and it is the 11th smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 20642 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Lohta Ward No 01 and the population of Lohta Ward No 01 is about 26 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Lohata which is 7 km far from here. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 7 km. District head quarter of the census town is Varanasi which is 7 km away. Lucknow is the state head quarter of the census town and is 302 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 26 thousand people, among them about 13 thousand (52%) are male and about 12 thousand (48%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 5% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Lohta census town is 17%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3461 households in the census town and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Lohta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25,596 24,303 1,263 30 4,314
Male 13,333 12,675 646 12 2,185
Female 12,263 11,628 617 18 2,129

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 76% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Hindus which contribute 23% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 927 in Hindus are 896.

Religion wise population 2011 - Lohta

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 25,596 6,004 19,540 16 8 3 0 0 25
Male 13,333 3,167 10,141 8 2 0 0 0 15
Female 12,263 2,837 9,399 8 6 3 0 0 10

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 29.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 33.2% which is 6.2% higher than male population growth rate of 27%. General caste population has increased by 30.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.5% and child population has decreased by 0% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Lohta

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.9% 30.9% 11.5% 0% 0%
Male 27% 27.9% 9.5% 0% -2.9%
Female 33.2% 34.3% 13.6% 0% 3.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 920 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 917, in schedule caste is 955 and in schedule tribe is 1500. There are 974 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 increased by 44 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 57 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Lohta

Total General SC ST Child
Change 44 43 35 1500 57
2011 920 917 955 1500 974
2001 876 874 920 0 917

Literacy

Total about 13 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 7244 are male and 5634 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Lohta is 61%. 65% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has decreased by -1%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Lohta

Total Male Female
Change -1.0% -2.4% 0.9%
2011 60.5% 65% 55.6%
2001 61.5% 67.4% 54.7%

Workers profile

Lohta has 33% (8392) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 14% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Lohta

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.8% 27.7% 5.1% 67.2%
Male 50.5% 44.5% 6% 49.5%
Female 13.5% 9.4% 4.2% 86.5%