Marhaura Nagar Panchayat, with population of about 30 thousand is Marhaura sub district's only nagar panchayat located in Marhaura sub district of Saran district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Marhaura nagar panchayat is 13 km2. Population density of the city is 2372 persons per km2. There are 16 wards in the city, among them Marhaura Ward No 06 is the most populous ward with population of 3238 and Marhaura Ward No 02 is the least populous ward with population of 679.

Nearest railway station is Marhaura which is within the city. Marhaura is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Chapra which is 26 km away. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 100 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 934 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 7°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 30 thousand people, among them about 15 thousand (51%) are male and about 15 thousand (49%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Marhaura nagar panchayat is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 4934 households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Marhaura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29,932 26,850 3,072 10 5,015
Male 15,179 13,601 1,574 4 2,593
Female 14,753 13,249 1,498 6 2,422

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 968 in Muslims are 1039.

Religion wise population 2011 - Marhaura

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 29,932 28,183 1,660 38 2 3 0 0 46
Male 15,179 14,324 814 19 0 0 0 0 22
Female 14,753 13,859 846 19 2 3 0 0 24

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 21.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 25 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 24.2% which is 4.4% higher than male population growth rate of 19.8%. General caste population has increased by 22.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -28.6% and child population has increased by 6.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Marhaura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.9% 22.7% 16% -28.6% 6.7%
Male 19.8% 20.5% 14.2% -42.9% 6.3%
Female 24.2% 25% 17.9% -14.3% 7.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 972 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 974, in schedule caste is 952 and in schedule tribe is 1500. There are 934 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 35 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Marhaura

Total General SC ST Child
Change 35 35 30 500 7
2011 972 974 952 1500 934
2001 937 939 922 1000 927

Literacy

Total about 16 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9735 are male and 6520 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Marhaura is 65%. 77% of male and 53% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Marhaura

Total Male Female
Change 13.7% 10.7% 17.5%
2011 65.2% 77.3% 52.9%
2001 51.5% 66.6% 35.4%

Workers profile

Marhaura has 26% (7800) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 42% male and 10% female population are working population. 33% 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 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Marhaura

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 26.1% 19.2% 6.8% 73.9%
Male 41.6% 32.5% 9.1% 58.4%
Female 10% 5.6% 4.5% 90%