Kanker Municipality, with population of about 28 thousand is Kanker sub district's only municipality located in Kanker sub district of Uttar Bastar Kanker district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Kanker municipality is 24 km2. Population density of the city is 1151 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 28 thousand people, among them about 14 thousand (49%) are male and about 14 thousand (51%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kanker municipality is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 6429 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 27,541 20,153 2,041 5,347 3,022
Male 13,521 9,974 986 2,561 1,547
Female 14,020 10,179 1,055 2,786 1,475

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 12.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 24 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 14.5% which is 4% higher than male population growth rate of 10.5%. General caste population has increased by 11.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.9% and child population has decreased by -1.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kanker

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.5% 11.6% 16% 14.9% -1.1%
Male 10.5% 9.2% 18.2% 12.9% 3.2%
Female 14.5% 13.9% 14.1% 16.9% -5.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1037 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1021, in schedule caste is 1070 and in schedule tribe is 1088. There are 953 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 decreased by 86 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kanker

Total General SC ST Child
Change 36 42 -39 37 -86
2011 1037 1021 1070 1088 953
2001 1001 979 1109 1051 1039

Literacy

Total about 22 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 11 thousand are male and about 11 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kanker is 89%. 93% of male and 84% 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 - Kanker

Total Male Female
Change 1.9% -0.1% 4.1%
2011 88.6% 93.5% 83.9%
2001 86.7% 93.6% 79.8%

Workers profile

Kanker has 36% (9802) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 19% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 16% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kanker

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.6% 32.5% 3% 64.4%
Male 52.9% 49.3% 3.6% 47.1%
Female 18.9% 16.4% 2.5% 81.1%