Bastar Nagar Panchayat, with population of about 10 thousand is Bastar sub district's only nagar panchayat located in Bastar sub district of Bastar district in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Bastar nagar panchayat is 37 km2. Population density of the city is 273 persons per km2. There are 15 wards in the city, among them Bastar Ward No 12 is the most populous ward with population of 891 and Bastar Ward No 01 is the least populous ward with population of 507.

Nearest railway station is Jagdalpur which is 22 km far from here. Bastar is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Jagdalpur which is 22 km away. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 278 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1450 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 31°C and minimum temperature goes down to 18°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 10 thousand people, among them 4866 (48%) are male and 5182 (52%) are female. 41% of the whole population are from general caste, 1% are from schedule caste and 58% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bastar nagar panchayat is 14%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are 2220 households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bastar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10,048 4,102 110 5,836 1,407
Male 4,866 2,016 48 2,802 700
Female 5,182 2,086 62 3,034 707

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Christians which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1062 in Christians are 1529.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bastar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 10,048 9,896 51 86 0 6 4 0 5
Male 4,866 4,800 25 34 0 3 1 0 3
Female 5,182 5,096 26 52 0 3 3 0 2

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 17.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 8532. Female population growth rate of the city is 20% which is 4.5% higher than male population growth rate of 15.5%. General caste population has increased by 22.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -38.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.4% and child population has increased by 9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bastar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.8% 22.8% -38.9% 16.4% 9%
Male 15.5% 22% -42.9% 13.2% 9.2%
Female 20% 23.7% -35.4% 19.6% 8.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1065 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 1035, in schedule caste is 1292 and in schedule tribe is 1083. There are 1010 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 40 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bastar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 40 14 149 59 -4
2011 1065 1035 1292 1083 1010
2001 1025 1021 1143 1024 1014

Literacy

Total 5564 people in the city are literate, among them 3082 are male and 2482 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bastar is 64%. 74% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bastar

Total Male Female
Change 12.1% 9.2% 15.4%
2011 64.4% 74% 55.5%
2001 52.3% 64.8% 40.1%

Workers profile

Bastar has 40% (3969) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 26% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bastar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 39.5% 33.3% 6.2% 60.5%
Male 53.6% 50.7% 2.9% 46.4%
Female 26.2% 16.9% 9.4% 73.8%