Bhilai Nagar Municipal Corporation And Out Growth, with population of about 6.3 lakh is Durg district's only municipal corporation and out growth located in Durg district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Bhilai Nagar municipal corporation and out growth is 142 km2. Population density of the city is 4411 persons per km2. There are 68 wards in the city, among them Bhilai Nagar Ward No 63 is the most populous ward with population of about 26 thousand and Dumardih (og) Ward No 68 (rural Mdds Code:442597) is the least populous ward with population of 2034.

Nearest railway station is Durg which is 7 km far from here. Durg is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 8 km. District head quarter of the city is Durg which is 8 km away. Raipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 32 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1149 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 29°C.

The city is divided into 4 parts, the parts are - Bhilai Nagar (Part 1) and Bhilai Nagar (Part 2) Municipal Corporation and Out Growths Bhilai Nagar (Part 1) and Bhilai Nagar (Part 2) Municipal Corporations.

Demographics

The city is home to about 6.3 lakh people, among them about 3.2 lakh (52%) are male and about 3 lakh (48%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 5% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bhilai Nagar municipal corporation and out growth is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.4 lakh households in the city and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bhilai Nagar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 627,734 627,734 88,733 31,433 69,478
Male 323,479 262,461 44,925 16,093 36,142
Female 304,255 245,107 43,808 15,340 33,336

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population and Sikhs are the third largest religious community here with 3% population all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 939 in Muslims are 920 and in Sikhs are 940

Religion wise population 2011 - Bhilai Nagar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 627,734 538,158 43,675 14,884 16,706 9,486 3,798 436 591
Male 323,479 277,519 22,747 7,385 8,612 4,726 1,966 231 293
Female 304,255 260,639 20,928 7,499 8,094 4,760 1,832 205 298

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 941 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 934, in schedule caste is 975 and in schedule tribe is 953. There are 922 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city.

Literacy

Total about 4.8 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.6 lakh are male and about 2.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bhilai Nagar is 87%. 92% of male and 81% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Bhilai Nagar has 33% (about 2.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 12% female population are working population. 50% 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 - Bhilai Nagar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.7% 31.2% 1.5% 67.3%
Male 52.2% 50.2% 1.9% 47.8%
Female 12.1% 11% 1.1% 87.9%