Balotra Municipality, with population of about 74 thousand is Pachpadra sub district's only municipality located in Pachpadra sub district of Barmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Balotra municipality is 29 km2. Population density of the city is 2568 persons per km2. There are 35 wards in the city, among them Balotra Ward No 20 is the most populous ward with population of 3443 and Balotra Ward No 02 is the least populous ward with population of 1077.

Nearest railway station is Balotra which is within the city. Pachpadra is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 10 km. District head quarter of the city is Barmer which is 105 km away. Jaipur is the state head quarter of the city and is 435 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 262.9 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45.8°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6.3°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 74 thousand people, among them about 39 thousand (52%) are male and about 36 thousand (48%) are female. 82% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balotra municipality is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 13 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balotra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 74,496 61,406 10,579 2,511 10,984
Male 38,715 31,960 5,470 1,285 5,744
Female 35,781 29,446 5,109 1,226 5,240

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Jains which contribute 12% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 11% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 910 in Jains are 977 and in Muslims are 962.

Religion wise population 2011 - Balotra

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 74,496 57,165 8,204 95 17 34 8,810 2 169
Male 38,715 29,928 4,182 44 9 21 4,457 1 73
Female 35,781 27,237 4,022 51 8 13 4,353 1 96

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 20.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 62 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 25.2% which is 8.7% higher than male population growth rate of 16.5%. General caste population has increased by 17.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 29.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 63.9% and child population has increased by 0.1% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balotra

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20.5% 17.8% 29.6% 63.9% 0.1%
Male 16.5% 13.7% 27.2% 56.9% 0.3%
Female 25.2% 22.7% 32.4% 71.9% -0.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 924 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 921, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 954. There are 912 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 65 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balotra

Total General SC ST Child
Change 65 68 37 83 -5
2011 924 921 934 954 912
2001 859 853 897 871 917

Literacy

Total about 48 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 28 thousand are male and about 20 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balotra is 76%. 86% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balotra

Total Male Female
Change 1.4% -1.0% 5.3%
2011 75.5% 86% 64.2%
2001 74.1% 87% 58.9%

Workers profile

Balotra has 29% (about 22 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 7% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balotra

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29.2% 26.6% 2.5% 70.8%
Male 49.8% 47.1% 2.7% 50.2%
Female 6.8% 4.5% 2.4% 93.2%