Saja Nagar Panchayat, with population of 5257 is Saja sub district's the 2nd least populous nagar panchayat located in Saja sub district of Durg district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Saja nagar panchayat is 11 km2 and it is the biggest city by area in the sub district. Population density of the city is 484 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Saja Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 536 and Saja Ward No 06 is the least populous ward with population of 289.

Nearest railway station is Durg which is 65 km far from here. Saja is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Durg which is 65 km away. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 80 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 898 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 42°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 5257 people, among them 2566 (49%) are male and 2691 (51%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Saja nagar panchayat is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 1106 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Saja

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,257 4,394 405 458 667
Male 2,566 2,161 203 202 345
Female 2,691 2,233 202 256 322

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Jains which contribute 2% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1047 in Jains are 1000 and in Muslims are 1308.

Religion wise population 2011 - Saja

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,257 5,049 90 3 5 5 104 0 1
Male 2,566 2,467 39 1 4 2 52 0 1
Female 2,691 2,582 51 2 1 3 52 0 0

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 19.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4413. Female population growth rate of the city is 19.2% which is 0.2% higher than male population growth rate of 19%. General caste population has increased by 17.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 50.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12% and child population has decreased by 0% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Saja

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.1% 17.6% 50.6% 12% 0%
Male 19% 18.3% 46% 6.3% 8.5%
Female 19.2% 17% 55.4% 16.9% -7.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1049 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1033, in schedule caste is 995 and in schedule tribe is 1267. There are 933 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 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 164 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Saja

Total General SC ST Child
Change 2 -11 60 114 -164
2011 1049 1033 995 1267 933
2001 1047 1044 935 1153 1097

Literacy

Total 3774 people in the city are literate, among them 1993 are male and 1781 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Saja is 82%. 90% of male and 75% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Saja

Total Male Female
Change 2.8% -0.3% 5.9%
2011 82.2% 89.7% 75.2%
2001 79.4% 90% 69.3%

Workers profile

Saja has 38% (2001) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 23% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 4% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Saja

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38.1% 33.3% 4.8% 61.9%
Male 53.8% 48% 5.8% 46.2%
Female 23.1% 19.2% 3.9% 76.9%