Bahraich District, with population of about 34.9 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 23rd most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Bahraich district is 5237 km2 and it is the 6th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 666 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Nanpara is the most populous sub district with population of about 12.7 lakh and Mahasi is the least populous sub district with population of about 5.5 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 34.9 lakh people, among them about 18.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 16.4 lakh (47%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bahraich district is 19%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 6 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 32 lakh) live in Bahraich District rural part and 8% (about 2.8 lakh) population live in the Bahraich District urban part. Rural population density of Bahraich district is 615 and urban population density is 9087 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bahraich

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,487,731 2,967,265 509,307 11,159 654,794
Male 1,843,884 1,568,052 270,226 5,606 338,419
Female 1,643,847 1,399,213 239,081 5,553 316,375

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bahraich

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Nanpara 1272045 Godahiya No. 1To 4 25071 Bahraich 186223
Bahraich 843905 Nanpara Dehati 20083 Nanpara 48337
Kaiserganj 824786 Majhara Tawkali 17767 Jarwal 19289
Mahasi 546995 Sujauli 13195 Kewalpur 16445
Gayaghat 12953 Risiya Bazar 13750
Urra 10943
Mihi Purwa 10853
Shekh Dahir 10711
Intaha 10411
Majhara 9657

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 66% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 34% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 881 in Muslims are 914.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bahraich

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,487,731 2,291,892 1,169,330 6,400 8,212 2,793 1,177 38 7,889
Male 1,843,884 1,218,324 611,012 3,340 4,474 1,512 590 26 4,606
Female 1,643,847 1,073,568 558,318 3,060 3,738 1,281 587 12 3,283

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 46.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 23.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 48.7% which is 4.1% higher than male population growth rate of 44.6%. General caste population has increased by 46.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 48.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 30.4% and child population has increased by 34.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bahraich

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 46.5% 46.2% 48.6% 30.4% 34.4%
Male 44.6% 44.3% 46.3% 32.8% 36.8%
Female 48.7% 48.3% 51.3% 28% 31.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 892 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 892, in schedule caste is 885 and in schedule tribe is 991. There are 935 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 35 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bahraich

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 24 29 -37 -35
2011 892 892 885 991 935
2001 867 868 856 1028 970

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Bahraich 893 Babhni 1600 Risiya Bazar 923
Nanpara 893 Rajapur Janub 1545 Nanpara 922
Kaiserganj 893 Niamatpur Ii 1455 Kewalpur 909
Mahasi 884 Abdullah Bahera 1400 Bahraich 907
Kaimi Chak 1213 Jarwal 892
Bhogajot 1169
Uttar Ganga 1137
Banjariya 1133
Khijarapur 1130
Surajana Jafar Mehadi 1129

Literacy

Total about 14 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 8.8 lakh are male and about 5.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bahraich is 49%. 58% of male and 39% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bahraich

Total Male Female
Change 14.2% 12.7% 16.4%
2011 49.4% 58.3% 39.2%
2001 35.2% 45.6% 22.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bahraich 58 Narauli 100 Bahraich 74
Kaiserganj 50 Bhogajot 89 Nanpara 62
Mahasi 48 Pahar Pakkar 85 Kewalpur 60
Nanpara 44 Paras Rampur 84 Risiya Bazar 59
Sidrakha 83 Jarwal 50
Badrka 81
Dulehwa 79
Sisaiya 78
Jamaluddinpur 78
Pure Chheda 76

Workers profile

Bahraich has 33% (about 11.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 16% female population are working population. 35% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bahraich

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33% 21.3% 11.7% 67%
Male 48.6% 34.7% 13.9% 51.4%
Female 15.6% 6.3% 9.3% 84.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bahraich

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Godahiya No. 1To 4 61.9 Bahraich 13.3
Murwa 35.7 Risiya Bazar 7.5
Majhara Tawkali 30 Kewalpur 5.4
Pachdevri 28.4 Jarwal 3
Ahata 26.9 Nanpara 2
Babhnauti Urf Shahar Golaganj 25.8
Majhara 25.2
Chahalwa 24.4
Urra 24
Bahorikapur 21.8