Shekhpura Census Town, with population of about 10 thousand is Musahri sub district's the most populous census town located in Musahri sub district of Muzaffarpur district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Shekhpura census town is 2 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 5457 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Shekhpura Ward No 01 and the population of Shekhpura Ward No 01 is about 10 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Muzaffarpur which is 5 km far from here. Mushahri is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 15 km. District head quarter of the census town is Muzaffarpur which is 5 km away. Patna is the state head quarter of the census town and is 87 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1500 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 10 thousand people, among them 5430 (53%) are male and 4774 (47%) are female. 98% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Shekhpura census town is 12%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 1975 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Shekhpura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,204 9,974 224 6 1,225
Male 5,430 5,309 118 3 676
Female 4,774 4,665 106 3 549

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 875 in Muslims are 983.

Religion wise population 2011 - Shekhpura

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,204 9,617 468 61 2 6 0 0 50
Male 5,430 5,130 236 33 1 3 0 0 27
Female 4,774 4,487 232 28 1 3 0 0 23

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 18.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8599. Female population growth rate of the census town is 23.1% which is 8.1% higher than male population growth rate of 15%. General caste population has increased by 18.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.8% and child population has decreased by -1.4% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Shekhpura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.7% 18.6% 19.8% 0% -1.4%
Male 15% 14.8% 24.2% 0% -1%
Female 23.1% 23.2% 15.2% 0% -1.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 879 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 879, in schedule caste is 898 and in schedule tribe is 1000. There are 812 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 57 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Shekhpura

Total General SC ST Child
Change 57 60 -70 1000 -6
2011 879 879 898 1000 812
2001 822 819 968 0 818

Literacy

Total 7642 people in the census town are literate, among them 4183 are male and 3459 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Shekhpura is 85%. 88% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Shekhpura

Total Male Female
Change 8.5% 6.2% 11.6%
2011 85.1% 88% 81.9%
2001 76.6% 81.8% 70.3%

Workers profile

Shekhpura has 30% (3059) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 12% female population are working population. 33% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Shekhpura

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30% 20.2% 9.8% 70%
Male 45.4% 32.6% 12.8% 54.6%
Female 12.4% 6.1% 6.3% 87.6%