Kannauj District, with population of about 16.6 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 14th least populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Kannauj district is 2093 km2 and it is the 13th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 792 persons per km2. There are 3 sub districts in the district, among them Chhibramau is the most populous sub district with population of about 7.7 lakh and Tirwa is the least populous sub district with population of about 4.3 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 16.6 lakh people, among them about 8.8 lakh (53%) are male and about 7.7 lakh (47%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kannauj district is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 2.8 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 13.8 lakh) live in Kannauj District rural part and 17% (about 2.8 lakh) population live in the Kannauj District urban part. Rural population density of Kannauj district is 681 and urban population density is 3786 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kannauj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,656,616 1,346,621 309,980 15 257,682
Male 881,776 715,313 166,454 9 135,758
Female 774,840 631,308 143,526 6 121,924

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Kannauj

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Chhibramau 768748 Thatia 13187 Kannauj 84862
Kannauj 454463 Kusumkhor Banger 12003 Chhibramau 60986
Tirwa 433405 Majh Purwa 11284 Gursahaiganj 46060
Dundwa Buzurg 10031 Samdhan 31479
Nademau 9572 Tirwaganj 24082
Kalsan 9446 Saurikh 12498
Vishun Garh 9227 Talgram 11665
Sakrawa 9148 Sikanderpur 9209
Ouser 8624
Fatehpur 8600

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 871 in Muslims are 920.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kannauj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,656,616 1,375,788 273,967 1,263 504 2,033 606 65 2,390
Male 881,776 735,460 142,704 646 271 1,082 305 38 1,270
Female 774,840 640,328 131,263 617 233 951 301 27 1,120

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 20.2% which is 1.7% higher than male population growth rate of 18.5%. General caste population has increased by 18.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.1%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -68.1% and child population has decreased by -1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kannauj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.3% 18.9% 21.1% -68.1% -1%
Male 18.5% 18.2% 19.9% -60.9% -0.2%
Female 20.2% 19.7% 22.4% -75% -1.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 879 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 883, in schedule caste is 862 and in schedule tribe is 667. There are 898 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has increased by 13 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 - Kannauj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 12 17 -376 -14
2011 879 883 862 667 898
2001 866 871 845 1043 912

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kannauj

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chhibramau 888 Jagtia Pur 1082 Chhibramau 926
Kannauj 876 Satwari 1066 Samdhan 921
Tirwa 866 Udela Pur 1048 Sikanderpur 910
Udhanna Pur Ghiloee 1041 Talgram 900
Umar Pur 1014 Gursahaiganj 897
Toosawari 1002 Saurikh 892
Musafir Pur 1000 Kannauj 891
Lalak Pur 998 Tirwaganj 888
Naurangpur 995
Ghiloee Khas 995

Literacy

Total about 10.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 6 lakh are male and about 4.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kannauj is 73%. 81% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kannauj

Total Male Female
Change 10.8% 8.1% 14.1%
2011 72.7% 80.9% 63.3%
2001 61.9% 72.8% 49.2%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kannauj

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tirwa 74 Musafir Pur 97 Tirwaganj 83
Chhibramau 73 Mohana Pur 96 Chhibramau 79
Kannauj 71 Jagtia Pur 94 Sikanderpur 75
Mau Bujurg 93 Saurikh 74
Nagla Chaudhari 92 Kannauj 72
Udhanna Pur Ghiloee 92 Gursahaiganj 67
Jalalpur Dindar Pur 90 Talgram 57
Sahnapurkartouli 90 Samdhan 52
Sukhram Pur 89
Atiraj Pur 89

Workers profile

Kannauj has 32% (about 5.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 12% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kannauj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.7% 25.3% 6.4% 68.3%
Male 48.9% 41.5% 7.4% 51.1%
Female 12.1% 6.8% 5.3% 87.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kannauj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ouser 60.4 Gursahaiganj 16
Jankhat 17.8 Kannauj 14.9
Ban Gawan 17.1 Chhibramau 11
Talgram Rural 15.8 Samdhan 10.3
Lakh 15.4 Saurikh 10
Bahosi 15.3 Tirwaganj 6
Kudihna 14.8 Talgram 4
Kalsan 14.7 Sikanderpur 2
Hareipur 14.7
Rampurmaghila 14.4