Begusarai Municipal Corporation, with population of about 2.5 lakh is Begusarai sub district's only municipal corporation located in Begusarai sub district of Begusarai district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Begusarai municipal corporation is 48 km2. Population density of the city is 5304 persons per km2. There are 45 wards in the city, among them Begusarai Ward No 45 is the most populous ward with population of about 12 thousand and Begusarai Ward No 09 is the least populous ward with population of 2474.

Nearest railway station is Begusarai which is within the city. Begusarai is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Begusarai. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 125 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 990 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.5 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (47%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Begusarai municipal corporation is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 47 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Begusarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 252,008 220,712 31,017 279 39,556
Male 133,722 117,026 16,558 138 20,895
Female 118,286 103,686 14,459 141 18,661

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 11% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 881 in Muslims are 915.

Religion wise population 2011 - Begusarai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 252,008 224,282 26,531 325 134 29 31 14 662
Male 133,722 119,251 13,857 166 64 18 16 7 343
Female 118,286 105,031 12,674 159 70 11 15 7 319

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 168.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 94 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 170.2% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 167.6%. General caste population has increased by 161.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 232.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 520% and child population has increased by 164.4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Begusarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 168.8% 161.6% 232.2% 520% 164.4%
Male 167.6% 160.1% 234.3% 392.9% 168.5%
Female 170.2% 163.4% 229.9% 729.4% 160%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 885 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 886, in schedule caste is 873 and in schedule tribe is 1022. There are 893 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 29 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Begusarai

Total General SC ST Child
Change 9 11 -12 415 -29
2011 885 886 873 1022 893
2001 876 875 885 607 922

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 92 thousand are male and about 70 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Begusarai is 76%. 82% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 0%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Begusarai

Total Male Female
Change 0.3% -1.7% 2.7%
2011 76.5% 81.9% 70.3%
2001 76.2% 83.6% 67.6%

Workers profile

Begusarai has 29% (about 72 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 11% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Begusarai

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28.7% 20.6% 8.1% 71.3%
Male 44.3% 33.5% 10.8% 55.7%
Female 11% 6% 5.1% 89%