Rajgir Nagar Panchayat, with population of about 42 thousand is Rajgir sub district's only nagar panchayat located in Rajgir sub district of Nalanda district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Rajgir nagar panchayat is 50 km2. Population density of the city is 829 persons per km2. There are 19 wards in the city, among them Rajgir Ward No 19 is the most populous ward with population of 6649 and Rajgir Ward No 08 is the least populous ward with population of 1247.

Nearest railway station is Rajgir which is 1 km far from here. Rajgir is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Biharsharif which is 25 km away. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 102 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 890 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 42 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (53%) are male and about 20 thousand (47%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 28% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajgir nagar panchayat is 17%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 7030 households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajgir

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 41,587 29,821 11,724 42 6,922
Male 21,869 15,845 6,002 22 3,558
Female 19,718 13,976 5,722 20 3,364

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 99% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 900.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajgir

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 41,587 40,973 357 52 16 25 100 0 64
Male 21,869 21,570 186 23 8 16 39 0 27
Female 19,718 19,403 171 29 8 9 61 0 37

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 23.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 34 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 24.4% which is 2.1% higher than male population growth rate of 22.3%. General caste population has increased by 20%; Schedule caste population has increased by 33.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -65% and child population has increased by 9.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajgir

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.3% 20% 33.8% -65% 9.1%
Male 22.3% 19.4% 31.7% -65.6% 9.2%
Female 24.4% 20.6% 36% -64.3% 9.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 902 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 882, in schedule caste is 953 and in schedule tribe is 909. There are 945 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajgir

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 8 30 34 -1
2011 902 882 953 909 945
2001 886 874 923 875 946

Literacy

Total about 24 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 14 thousand are male and 9825 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajgir is 70%. 78% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajgir

Total Male Female
Change 6.6% 3.7% 10.1%
2011 69.6% 78.1% 60.1%
2001 63% 74.4% 50%

Workers profile

Rajgir has 30% (about 12 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 43% male and 15% female population are working population. 37% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajgir

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29.7% 23.9% 5.8% 70.3%
Male 42.8% 36.5% 6.3% 57.2%
Female 15.2% 10% 5.2% 84.8%