Basti District, with population of about 24.6 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 31st least populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Basti district is 2688 km2 and it is the 26th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 917 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Harraiya is the most populous sub district with population of about 9.5 lakh and Rudhauli is the least populous sub district with population of about 2.1 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 24.6 lakh people, among them about 12.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 12.1 lakh (49%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Basti district is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3.8 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 23.3 lakh) live in Basti District rural part and 6% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Basti District urban part. Rural population density of Basti district is 874 and urban population density is 5320 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Basti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,464,464 1,946,885 513,959 3,620 390,969
Male 1,255,272 990,862 262,534 1,876 202,683
Female 1,209,192 956,023 251,425 1,744 188,286

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Basti

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Harraiya 950401 Ganeshpur 18013 Basti 114657
Basti 949461 Rudhouli Kalan 11163 Bhabnan Bazar 14282
Bhanpur 358572 Nagar Khas 10470 Harraiya 9158
Rudhauli 206030 Mahso Khas 9089
Shripalpur 8666
Ajgaiba Jangal 7774
Marwa Nagar 7084
Kalwari Must 6886
Amarauli Shumali 6628
Jamda Shahi 6000

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 15% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 950 in Muslims are 1042.

Religion wise population 2011 - Basti

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,464,464 2,082,976 364,510 3,493 900 9,753 107 99 2,626
Male 1,255,272 1,068,077 178,512 1,738 489 4,975 52 52 1,377
Female 1,209,192 1,014,899 185,998 1,755 411 4,778 55 47 1,249

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 18.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 19.8% which is 3.1% higher than male population growth rate of 16.7%. General caste population has increased by 18%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1440.4% and child population has decreased by -3.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Basti

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.2% 18% 18.1% 1440.4% -3.9%
Male 16.7% 16.4% 16.8% 1437.7% -3.4%
Female 19.8% 19.7% 19.5% 1443.4% -4.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 963 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 965, in schedule caste is 958 and in schedule tribe is 930. There are 929 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 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Basti

Total General SC ST Child
Change 25 27 22 4 -9
2011 963 965 958 930 929
2001 938 938 936 926 938

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Rudhauli 1001 Chaubepur 4000 Basti 908
Bhanpur 992 Kharhara Upadhyay 3000 Harraiya 901
Harraiya 966 Baluwa Urf Sukul Purwa 3000 Bhabnan Bazar 901
Basti 942 Hisamuddin Chak 3000
Karmi 2796
Karnipur 2300
Baniya Jot 2113
Soraha 2065
Burhiya Koil Urf Bandi Baboo 2000
Gobindapur 2000

Literacy

Total about 13.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 8.2 lakh are male and about 5.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Basti is 67%. 78% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 11% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Basti

Total Male Female
Change 14.7% 10.8% 19.3%
2011 67.2% 77.9% 56.2%
2001 52.5% 67.1% 36.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Basti 69 Mahadeva 100 Basti 83
Harraiya 67 Sikati 100 Harraiya 80
Rudhauli 66 Koilari 100 Bhabnan Bazar 77
Bhanpur 64 Pauni Rani 100
Hardadar 100
Gorthaniya 100
Baluwa Urf Sukul Purwa 100
Barah Bhitiya 100
Rajajot Khurd 100
Bhainsa 100

Workers profile

Basti has 32% (about 7.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 19% female population are working population. 29% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 16% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Basti

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.8% 18% 13.8% 68.2%
Male 44.5% 28.7% 15.8% 55.5%
Female 18.6% 6.9% 11.8% 81.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Basti

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Jamauniya Mafi 71.3 Basti 19.5
Amkhala 53 Harraiya 3.4
Gangapur 18.8 Bhabnan Bazar 3.1
Muili 18.4
Majha Kalan 16.7
Ganeshpur 14.7
Mahuwapur Kalan 13.5
Ashokpur 12
Asnahra 10.5
Jalalabad 10.3