Kanker Municipality And Out Growth, with population of about 37 thousand is Kanker sub district's only municipality and out growth located in Kanker sub district of Uttar Bastar Kanker district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Kanker municipality and out growth is 24 km2. Population density of the city is 1565 persons per km2. There are 23 wards in the city, among them Singarbhat (og) Ward No 20 (rural Mdds Code:447880) is the most populous ward with population of 2901 and Kanker Ward No 10 is the least populous ward with population of 942.

Nearest railway station is Dhamtari which is 60 km far from here. Kanker is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Kanker. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 139 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1539.9 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 32°C and minimum temperature goes down to 20°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 37 thousand people, among them about 18 thousand (49%) are male and about 19 thousand (51%) are female. 68% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 25% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanker municipality and out growth is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 8724 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kanker

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 37,442 25,492 2,545 9,405 4,081
Male 18,421 12,693 1,238 4,490 2,082
Female 19,021 12,799 1,307 4,915 1,999

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1033 in Muslims are 1001

Religion wise population 2011 - Kanker

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 37,442 32,483 3,219 485 100 334 223 580 18
Male 18,421 15,974 1,609 244 48 157 116 267 6
Female 19,021 16,509 1,610 241 52 177 107 313 12

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 53% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 55.3% which is 4.7% higher than male population growth rate of 50.6%. General caste population has increased by 41.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 44.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 102.1% and child population has increased by 33.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanker

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 53% 41.1% 44.7% 102.1% 33.5%
Male 50.6% 39% 48.4% 97.9% 38.9%
Female 55.3% 43.2% 41.3% 106.2% 28.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1033 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1008, in schedule caste is 1056 and in schedule tribe is 1095. There are 960 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 79 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanker

Total General SC ST Child
Change 32 29 -53 44 -79
2011 1033 1008 1056 1095 960
2001 1001 979 1109 1051 1039

Literacy

Total about 30 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 15 thousand are male and about 14 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanker is 88%. 93% of male and 84% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kanker

Total Male Female
Change 1.8% -0.2% 4.0%
2011 88.5% 93.4% 83.8%
2001 86.7% 93.6% 79.8%

Workers profile

Kanker has 37% (about 14 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 21% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanker

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.6% 30.3% 6.3% 63.4%
Male 53.1% 45.8% 7.3% 46.9%
Female 20.6% 15.2% 5.4% 79.4%