Charama Nagar Panchayat, with population of 9707 is Charama sub district's only nagar panchayat located in Charama sub district of Uttar Bastar Kanker district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Charama nagar panchayat is 4 km2. Population density of the city is 2554 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Charama Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 896 and Charama Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 450.

Nearest railway station is Dhamtari which is 30 km far from here. Charama is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kanker which is 30 km away. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 110 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1117.1 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 32°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20°C.

Demographics

The city is home to 9707 people, among them 4732 (49%) are male and 4975 (51%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 14% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Charama nagar panchayat is 12%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2286 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Charama

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,707 7,650 672 1,385 1,200
Male 4,732 3,802 306 624 603
Female 4,975 3,848 366 761 597

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Buddhists which contribute 3% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 8% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1051 in Buddhists are 1270

Religion wise population 2011 - Charama

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,707 8,624 235 105 32 320 80 308 3
Male 4,732 4,205 123 48 18 141 42 153 2
Female 4,975 4,419 112 57 14 179 38 155 1

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 8.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8940. Female population growth rate of the city is 10.5% which is 3.9% higher than male population growth rate of 6.6%. General caste population has increased by 10.5%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -18.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.3% and child population has decreased by -0.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Charama

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 8.6% 10.5% -18.7% 16.3% -0.7%
Male 6.6% 9.9% -22.9% 7.2% -5.6%
Female 10.5% 11.1% -14.9% 25% 4.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1051 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1012, in schedule caste is 1196 and in schedule tribe is 1220. There are 990 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 36 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 98 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Charama

Total General SC ST Child
Change 36 10 113 174 98
2011 1051 1012 1196 1220 990
2001 1015 1002 1083 1046 892

Literacy

Total 7009 people in the city are literate, among them 3703 are male and 3306 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Charama is 82%. 90% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Charama

Total Male Female
Change 1.1% -0.6% 2.9%
2011 82.4% 89.7% 75.5%
2001 81.3% 90.3% 72.6%

Workers profile

Charama has 50% (4829) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 60% male and 40% female population are working population. 56% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 35% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Charama

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.7% 45% 4.7% 50.3%
Male 60% 56% 4% 40%
Female 40% 34.5% 5.4% 60%