Raurkela Municipality, with population of about 2.7 lakh is Raurkela sub district's only municipality located in Raurkela sub district of Sundargarh district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Raurkela municipality is 33 km2. Population density of the city is 8366 persons per km2. There are 41 wards in the city, among them Raurkela Ward No 33 is the most populous ward with population of about 15 thousand and Kulunga Industrial Estate & Other Colony Area (og) (ward 38) Ward No 38 (rural Mdds Code:385245) is the least populous ward with population of 1491.

Nearest railway station is Raurkela,panposh which is within the city. Rourkela is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Sundargarh which is 100 km away. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the city and is 480 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1650 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.7 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.3 lakh (47%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raurkela municipality is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 62 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raurkela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 272,721 217,661 21,783 33,277 29,933
Male 144,466 116,266 11,288 16,912 15,799
Female 128,255 101,395 10,495 16,365 14,134

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 21.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 23.6% which is 4.4% higher than male population growth rate of 19.2%. General caste population has increased by 14.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 89.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 42.4% and child population has increased by 7.3% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.2% 14.5% 89.8% 42.4% 7.3%
Male 19.2% 12.5% 91.2% 41% 9.5%
Female 23.6% 16.8% 88.3% 43.9% 5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 888 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 872, in schedule caste is 930 and in schedule tribe is 968. There are 895 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 32 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 38 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total General SC ST Child
Change 32 32 -14 20 -38
2011 888 872 930 968 895
2001 856 840 944 948 933

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 94 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raurkela is 87%. 91% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total Male Female
Change 2.4% 0.8% 4.6%
2011 87% 91.2% 82.3%
2001 84.6% 90.4% 77.7%

Workers profile

Raurkela has 33% (about 91 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 11% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raurkela

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.2% 30.8% 2.4% 66.8%
Male 52.9% 49.9% 3% 47.1%
Female 11.1% 9.3% 1.8% 88.9%