Bela Census Town, with population of 5914 is Bhandara sub district's the 2nd least populous census town located in Bhandara sub district of Bhandara district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Bela census town is 6 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 1071 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Bela Ward No 01 and the population of Bela Ward No 01 is 5914.

Nearest railway station is Bhandara Road which is 15 km far from here. Bhandara is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Bhandara which is 3 km away. Greater Mumbai is the state head quarter of the census town and is 896 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1362.6 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8.7°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 5914 people, among them 2892 (49%) are male and 3022 (51%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bela census town is 11%, among them 48% are boys and 52% are girls. There are 1344 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,914 4,489 1,332 93 652
Male 2,892 2,204 641 47 314
Female 3,022 2,285 691 46 338

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 72% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Buddhists which contribute 22% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 5% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1014 in Buddhists are 1045 and in Muslims are 1532.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bela

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,914 4,254 276 45 1 1,309 16 13 0
Male 2,892 2,112 109 20 1 640 6 4 0
Female 3,022 2,142 167 25 0 669 10 9 0

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 28.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 4610. Female population growth rate of the census town is 30.6% which is 4.6% higher than male population growth rate of 26%. General caste population has increased by 32.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 89.8% and child population has increased by 2.2% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.3% 32.7% 13.1% 89.8% 2.2%
Male 26% 30% 11.5% 88% -2.2%
Female 30.6% 35.4% 14.6% 91.7% 6.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1045 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 1037, in schedule caste is 1078 and in schedule tribe is 979. There are 1076 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 37 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 88 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bela

Total General SC ST Child
Change 37 42 29 19 88
2011 1045 1037 1078 979 1076
2001 1008 995 1049 960 988

Literacy

Total 4489 people in the census town are literate, among them 2337 are male and 2152 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bela is 85%. 91% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bela

Total Male Female
Change 2.9% -0.4% 6.5%
2011 85.3% 90.7% 80.2%
2001 82.4% 91.1% 73.7%

Workers profile

Bela has 42% (2491) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 32% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 22% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bela

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42.1% 33.4% 8.7% 57.9%
Male 52.9% 45.7% 7.2% 47.1%
Female 31.8% 21.7% 10.1% 68.2%