Biharsharif Municipal Corporation, with population of about 3 lakh is Bihar sub district's only municipal corporation located in Bihar sub district of Nalanda district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Biharsharif municipal corporation is 24 km2. Population density of the city is 12650 persons per km2. There are 46 wards in the city, among them Biharsharif Ward No 20 is the most populous ward with population of about 10 thousand and Biharsharif Ward No 28 is the least populous ward with population of 3349.

Nearest railway station is Biharsharif which is within the city. Bihar Sharif is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Biharsharif. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 75 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 880 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (52%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (48%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Biharsharif municipal corporation is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 49 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Biharsharif

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 297,268 271,743 25,454 71 45,236
Male 155,216 141,930 13,258 28 23,469
Female 142,052 129,813 12,196 43 21,767

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 900 in Muslims are 945.

Religion wise population 2011 - Biharsharif

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 297,268 195,773 99,866 503 39 34 42 7 1,004
Male 155,216 103,049 51,340 261 21 19 20 5 501
Female 142,052 92,724 48,526 242 18 15 22 2 503

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 28.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 29.1% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 27.2%. General caste population has increased by 28.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 22.4% and child population has increased by 17.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Biharsharif

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.1% 28.2% 27.4% 22.4% 17.5%
Male 27.2% 27.3% 26.5% -22.2% 17.1%
Female 29.1% 29.1% 28.5% 95.5% 18%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 915 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 915, in schedule caste is 920 and in schedule tribe is 1536. There are 927 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 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Biharsharif

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 13 14 925 6
2011 915 915 920 1536 927
2001 902 902 906 611 921

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 83 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Biharsharif is 75%. 81% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Biharsharif

Total Male Female
Change 5.2% 2.8% 8.0%
2011 75.3% 80.8% 69.3%
2001 70.1% 78% 61.3%

Workers profile

Biharsharif has 28% (about 83 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 11% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Biharsharif

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 27.9% 23.3% 4.6% 72.1%
Male 43.8% 37.7% 6.1% 56.2%
Female 10.6% 7.6% 3.1% 89.4%