Balod Municipality, with population of about 24 thousand is Balod sub district's only municipality located in Balod sub district of Durg district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Balod municipality is 5 km2. Population density of the city is 5119 persons per km2. There are 18 wards in the city, among them Balod Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 1890 and Balod Ward No 10 is the least populous ward with population of 925.

Nearest railway station is Balod which is within the city. Balod is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Durg which is 58 km away. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 100 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1000 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 24 thousand people, among them about 12 thousand (50%) are male and about 12 thousand (50%) are female. 81% 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 Balod municipality is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 5308 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balod

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23,648 19,085 1,830 2,733 2,536
Male 11,798 9,577 895 1,326 1,281
Female 11,850 9,508 935 1,407 1,255

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 4% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1010 in Muslims are 946 and in Jains are 998

Religion wise population 2011 - Balod

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 23,648 20,817 1,415 181 83 144 933 64 11
Male 11,798 10,357 727 95 43 70 467 32 7
Female 11,850 10,460 688 86 40 74 466 32 4

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 11.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 13.6% which is 3.7% higher than male population growth rate of 9.9%. General caste population has increased by 10.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.9% and child population has decreased by -8.8% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balod

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.7% 10.5% 21.3% 14.9% -8.8%
Male 9.9% 8.7% 20.6% 12.4% -11.3%
Female 13.6% 12.3% 21.9% 17.4% -6.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1004 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 993, in schedule caste is 1045 and in schedule tribe is 1061. There are 980 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 increased by 53 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balod

Total General SC ST Child
Change 32 32 11 46 53
2011 1004 993 1045 1061 980
2001 972 961 1034 1015 927

Literacy

Total about 19 thousand people in the city are literate, among them 9886 are male and 8706 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balod is 88%. 94% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balod

Total Male Female
Change 4.6% 2.1% 7.2%
2011 88.1% 94% 82.2%
2001 83.5% 91.9% 75%

Workers profile

Balod has 39% (9262) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 23% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balod

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.2% 33.2% 6% 60.8%
Male 55.7% 49.5% 6.1% 44.3%
Female 22.7% 16.9% 5.9% 77.3%