Merta City Municipality, with population of about 46 thousand is Merta sub district's only municipality located in Merta sub district of Nagaur district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Merta City municipality is 12 km2. Population density of the city is 3823 persons per km2. There are 30 wards in the city, among them Merta City Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 2569 and Merta City Ward No 29 is the least populous ward with population of 972.

Nearest railway station is Merta City which is within the city. Merta is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Nagaur which is 80 km away. Jaipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 220 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 298 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 0.8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 46 thousand people, among them about 24 thousand (52%) are male and about 22 thousand (48%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Merta City municipality is 14%, among them 54% are boys and 46% are girls. There are 7852 households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Merta City

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 46,070 40,130 5,723 217 6,289
Male 23,854 20,840 2,899 115 3,367
Female 22,216 19,290 2,824 102 2,922

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 71% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 27% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 932 in Muslims are 923 and in Jains are 1011.

Religion wise population 2011 - Merta City

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 46,070 32,593 12,600 54 4 3 728 0 88
Male 23,854 16,872 6,552 30 2 1 362 0 35
Female 22,216 15,721 6,048 24 2 2 366 0 53

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 14.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 40 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 17.5% which is 5.7% higher than male population growth rate of 11.8%. General caste population has increased by 10%; Schedule caste population has increased by 65.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -28.1% and child population has decreased by -4% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Merta City

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.5% 10% 65.3% -28.1% -4%
Male 11.8% 7.5% 62.8% -32% -3.3%
Female 17.5% 12.8% 68% -23.3% -4.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 931 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 926, in schedule caste is 974 and in schedule tribe is 887. There are 868 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 45 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Merta City

Total General SC ST Child
Change 45 45 30 100 -14
2011 931 926 974 887 868
2001 886 881 944 787 882

Literacy

Total about 29 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 17 thousand are male and about 12 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Merta City is 73%. 83% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Merta City

Total Male Female
Change 3.4% 0.6% 7.2%
2011 73.1% 83.4% 62.2%
2001 69.7% 82.8% 55%

Workers profile

Merta City has 28% (about 13 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 7% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Merta City

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28.4% 24% 4.3% 71.6%
Male 48% 42.8% 5.2% 52%
Female 7.3% 3.9% 3.4% 92.7%