Bikaner (M Corp.) Municipal Corporation, with population of about 6.4 lakh is Bikaner sub district's only municipal corporation located in Bikaner sub district of Bikaner district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Bikaner (M Corp.) municipal corporation is 155 km2. Population density of the city is 4157 persons per km2. There are 60 wards in the city, among them Bikaner Ward No 44 is the most populous ward with population of about 24 thousand and Bikaner Ward No 57 is the least populous ward with population of 4741.

Nearest railway station is Bikaner which is within the city. Bikaner is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bikaner. Jaipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 369 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 280.5 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46.1°C and minimum temperature goes down to 3.05°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 6.4 lakh people, among them about 3.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 3.1 lakh (47%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bikaner (M Corp.) municipal corporation is 13%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bikaner (M Corp.)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 644,406 567,437 73,730 3,239 84,135
Male 338,442 298,171 38,474 1,797 44,176
Female 305,964 269,266 35,256 1,442 39,959

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 79% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 896 in Muslims are 945 and in Jains are 984.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bikaner (M Corp.)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 644,406 506,935 111,278 1,312 4,693 171 19,170 28 819
Male 338,442 267,418 57,226 675 2,924 98 9,660 20 421
Female 305,964 239,517 54,052 637 1,769 73 9,510 8 398

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 21.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 24.1% which is 4.5% higher than male population growth rate of 19.6%. General caste population has increased by 21.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 22.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -18.1% and child population has increased by 10% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner (M Corp.)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.7% 21.8% 22.9% -18.1% 10%
Male 19.6% 19.6% 21.5% -17.3% 10.1%
Female 24.1% 24.4% 24.4% -19.1% 9.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 904 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 903, in schedule caste is 916 and in schedule tribe is 802. 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 33 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner (M Corp.)

Total General SC ST Child
Change 33 34 21 -18 -2
2011 904 903 916 802 905
2001 871 869 895 820 907

Literacy

Total about 4.4 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 2.5 lakh are male and about 1.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bikaner (M Corp.) is 79%. 87% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner (M Corp.)

Total Male Female
Change 3.0% 1.4% 5.3%
2011 79.3% 86.6% 71.2%
2001 76.3% 85.2% 65.9%

Workers profile

Bikaner (M Corp.) has 32% (about 2.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 10% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bikaner (M Corp.)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32% 28.9% 3% 68%
Male 52.1% 48.2% 3.9% 47.9%
Female 9.7% 7.6% 2.1% 90.3%