Balaga Census Town, with population of 9071 is Srikakulam sub district's only census town located in Srikakulam sub district of Srikakulam district in the state Andhra Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Balaga census town is 10 km2. Population density of the census town is 883 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Balaga Ward No 01 and the population of Balaga Ward No 01 is 9071.

Nearest railway station is Srikakulam Road which is 11 km far from here. Srikakulam is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 2 km. District head quarter of the census town is Srikakulam which is 2 km away. Hyderabad is the state head quarter of the census town and is 802 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1025 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 40°C and minimum temperature goes down to 18°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 9071 people, among them 4571 (50%) are male and 4500 (50%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balaga census town is 9%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2291 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balaga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9,071 8,293 729 49 799
Male 4,571 4,187 362 22 424
Female 4,500 4,106 367 27 375

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 1% of the total population and Not Stateds are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 987 in Christians are 937 and in Not Stateds are 980.

Religion wise population 2011 - Balaga

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 9,071 8,762 86 122 0 0 0 2 99
Male 4,571 4,409 48 63 0 0 0 1 50
Female 4,500 4,353 38 59 0 0 0 1 49

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 848.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 956. Female population growth rate of the census town is 833.6% which is -30.7% lower than male population growth rate of 864.3%. General caste population has increased by 1053.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 207.6% and child population has increased by 487.5% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balaga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 848.8% 1053.4% 207.6% 0% 487.5%
Male 864.3% 1047.1% 232.1% 0% 552.3%
Female 833.6% 1059.9% 186.7% 0% 428.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 984 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 981, in schedule caste is 1014 and in schedule tribe is 1227. There are 884 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 decreased by 33 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 208 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balaga

Total General SC ST Child
Change -33 11 -160 1227 -208
2011 984 981 1014 1227 884
2001 1017 970 1174 0 1092

Literacy

Total 7497 people in the census town are literate, among them 3930 are male and 3567 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balaga is 91%. 95% of male and 86% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 36%. Male literacy has gone up by 31% and female literacy rate has gone up by 41%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balaga

Total Male Female
Change 36.1% 31.0% 41.2%
2011 90.6% 94.8% 86.5%
2001 54.5% 63.8% 45.3%

Workers profile

Balaga has 31% (2851) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 12% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 2% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 1% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balaga

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.4% 30.1% 1.3% 68.6%
Male 50.5% 48.7% 1.8% 49.5%
Female 12% 11.2% 0.8% 88%