Balaghat Municipality, with population of about 84 thousand is Balaghat sub district's only municipality located in Balaghat sub district of Balaghat district in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Balaghat municipality is 18 km2. Population density of the city is 4632 persons per km2. There are 33 wards in the city, among them Balaghat Ward No 13 is the most populous ward with population of 6278 and Balaghat Ward No 22 is the least populous ward with population of 1274.

Nearest railway station is Balaghat which is within the city. Balaghat is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Balaghat. Bhopal is the state head quarter of the city and is 431 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1170 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 17.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 84 thousand people, among them about 42 thousand (50%) are male and about 42 thousand (50%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balaghat municipality is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 18 thousand households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 84,261 71,283 8,402 4,576 8,274
Male 42,372 35,998 4,182 2,192 4,343
Female 41,889 35,285 4,220 2,384 3,931

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 5% population all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 981 in Muslims are 1000 and in Buddhists are 1044

Religion wise population 2011 - Balaghat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 84,261 67,326 8,717 499 483 4,629 2,422 90 95
Male 42,372 33,978 4,358 221 244 2,265 1,219 44 43
Female 41,889 33,348 4,359 278 239 2,364 1,203 46 52

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 12.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 75 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 15.1% which is 5.6% higher than male population growth rate of 9.5%. General caste population has increased by 10.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.9% and child population has decreased by -4.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12.2% 10.3% 26.4% 19.9% -4.9%
Male 9.5% 7.8% 25.3% 11.2% -3.6%
Female 15.1% 13% 27.5% 29.1% -6.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 989 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 980, in schedule caste is 1009 and in schedule tribe is 1088. There are 905 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 49 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 27 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balaghat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 49 45 17 151 -27
2011 989 980 1009 1088 905
2001 940 935 992 937 932

Literacy

Total about 69 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 36 thousand are male and about 33 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balaghat is 91%. 95% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balaghat

Total Male Female
Change 3.1% 1.2% 5.3%
2011 91.4% 95.3% 87.5%
2001 88.3% 94.1% 82.2%

Workers profile

Balaghat has 34% (about 28 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 16% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balaghat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.7% 30.4% 3.3% 66.3%
Male 51.7% 47.7% 3.9% 48.3%
Female 15.6% 12.9% 2.7% 84.4%