Nokha (M) Municipality, with population of about 63 thousand is Nokha sub district's only municipality located in Nokha sub district of Bikaner district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Nokha (M) municipality is 11 km2. Population density of the city is 5618 persons per km2. There are 30 wards in the city, among them Nokha Ward No 02 is the most populous ward with population of 4430 and Nokha Ward No 12 is the least populous ward with population of 665.

Nearest railway station is Nokha which is within the city. Nokha is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Bikaner which is 65 km away. Jaipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 319 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 242 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 47°C and minimum temperature goes down to 2°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 63 thousand people, among them about 33 thousand (52%) are male and about 30 thousand (48%) are female. 89% of the whole population are from general caste, 11% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nokha (M) municipality is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 9630 households in the city and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nokha (M)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 62,699 55,522 7,056 121 10,014
Male 32,521 28,786 3,684 51 5,231
Female 30,178 26,736 3,372 70 4,783

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Jains which contribute 6% 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 923 in Jains are 990 and in Muslims are 955.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nokha (M)

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 62,699 55,956 2,891 22 42 8 3,730 1 49
Male 32,521 29,105 1,479 14 19 4 1,874 0 26
Female 30,178 26,851 1,412 8 23 4 1,856 1 23

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 26.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 50 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 27.9% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of 24.6%. General caste population has increased by 27%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 70.4% and child population has increased by 6.7% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nokha (M)

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.2% 27% 19.5% 70.4% 6.7%
Male 24.6% 25.4% 18.9% 24.4% 6.7%
Female 27.9% 28.8% 20.2% 133.3% 6.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 928 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 915 and in schedule tribe is 1373. There are 914 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nokha (M)

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 25 10 641 0
2011 928 929 915 1373 914
2001 904 904 905 732 914

Literacy

Total about 40 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 23 thousand are male and about 17 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nokha (M) is 77%. 86% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nokha (M)

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 3.2% 9.2%
2011 76.7% 85.6% 67%
2001 70.7% 82.4% 57.8%

Workers profile

Nokha (M) has 29% (about 18 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 9% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nokha (M)

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29.4% 24.9% 4.5% 70.6%
Male 48.5% 44.3% 4.2% 51.5%
Female 8.9% 4% 4.9% 91.1%