Gaya Municipal Corporation And Out Growth, with population of about 4.7 lakh is Gaya Town C.D.Block sub district's only municipal corporation and out growth located in Gaya Town C.D.Block sub district of Gaya district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Gaya municipal corporation and out growth is 50 km2. Population density of the city is 9450 persons per km2. There are 54 wards in the city, among them Gaya Ward No 27 is the most populous ward with population of about 16 thousand and Gaya Ward No 21 is the least populous ward with population of 2700.

Nearest railway station is Gaya which is within the city. Gaya is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Gaya which is 3 km away. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 120 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1090 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.7 lakh people, among them about 2.5 lakh (53%) are male and about 2.2 lakh (47%) 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 Gaya municipal corporation and out growth is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 73 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gaya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 474,093 426,115 47,395 583 63,119
Male 250,037 224,912 24,779 346 32,927
Female 224,056 201,203 22,616 237 30,192

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 886 in Muslims are 936 and in Not Stateds are 972.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gaya

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 474,093 376,569 88,414 1,239 446 108 1,137 39 6,141
Male 250,037 199,705 45,675 670 238 61 557 17 3,114
Female 224,056 176,864 42,739 569 208 47 580 22 3,027

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 23% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 23.8% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 22.3%. General caste population has increased by 22.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 28.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -4.4% and child population has increased by 9.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gaya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23% 22.5% 28.3% -4.4% 9.1%
Male 22.3% 21.9% 25.9% 13.8% 10.2%
Female 23.8% 23.2% 31% -22.5% 8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 896 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 895, in schedule caste is 913 and in schedule tribe is 685. There are 917 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 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gaya

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 9 36 -322 -19
2011 896 895 913 685 917
2001 885 886 877 1007 936

Literacy

Total about 3.3 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.9 lakh are male and about 1.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gaya is 82%. 86% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gaya

Total Male Female
Change 4.1% 1.7% 6.9%
2011 81.5% 86.4% 76%
2001 77.4% 84.7% 69.1%

Workers profile

Gaya has 31% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 15% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gaya

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.3% 22.9% 8.3% 68.7%
Male 45.6% 36.1% 9.5% 54.4%
Female 15.3% 8.3% 7.1% 84.7%