Gorakhpur District, with population of about 44.4 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 10th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Gorakhpur district is 3321 km2 and it is the 36th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1337 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Gorakhpur is the most populous sub district with population of about 16.3 lakh and Sahjanwa is the least populous sub district with population of about 3.9 lakh.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Gorakhpur Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 44.4 lakh people, among them about 22.8 lakh (51%) are male and about 21.6 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 Gorakhpur district is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 6.9 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 36 lakh) live in Gorakhpur District rural part and 19% (about 8.4 lakh) population live in the Gorakhpur District urban part. Rural population density of Gorakhpur district is 1160 and urban population density is 3895 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,440,895 3,486,662 936,061 18,172 628,442
Male 2,277,777 1,787,393 481,123 9,261 329,252
Female 2,163,118 1,699,269 454,938 8,911 299,190

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Gorakhpur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Gorakhpur 1629421 Kasba Sangrampur 17377 Gorakhpur 673446
Khajni 583987 Jangl Dhoosar 13520 Sahjanwan 32886
Gola 537951 Jungle Rasoolpur No.2 13420 Barhalganj 21290
Chauri Chaura 453414 Jangl Ranee Sohas Kunwari 12931 Pipraich 15621
Bansgaon 447172 Rajdhani 12807 Bansgaon 15313
Campierganj 395143 Gaonar 12563 Pipiganj 13517
Sahjanwa 393807 J. Janul Abden Urf Jainpur 12097 Gola Bazar 13335
Jangl Dumri No1 11680 Mundera Bazar 10818
Jangl Dumri No2 11266 Harsewakpur No.2 8534
Gajpur Mus. 10280 Jangl Hakeem No 2 8328

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 948 in Muslims are 968.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,440,895 4,009,037 403,847 9,662 2,123 2,848 460 207 12,711
Male 2,277,777 2,058,383 205,257 4,860 1,068 1,453 238 101 6,417
Female 2,163,118 1,950,654 198,590 4,802 1,055 1,395 222 106 6,294

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 17.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 37.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 17.2% which is -1.2% lower than male population growth rate of 18.4%. General caste population has increased by 18.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1923.6% and child population has decreased by -9.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.8% 18.7% 12.6% 1923.6% -9.5%
Male 18.4% 19.1% 14.2% 1862.1% -8.3%
Female 17.2% 18.3% 11.1% 1991.8% -10.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 950 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 951, in schedule caste is 946 and in schedule tribe is 962. There are 909 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 25 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -10 -6 -26 59 -25
2011 950 951 946 962 909
2001 960 957 972 903 934

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gola 992 Koharbhar 5000 Lahsari 954
Bansgaon 991 Jot Bhagra No2 3000 Barhalganj 945
Chauri Chaura 969 Parauli 2500 Jangl Hakeem No 2 944
Khajni 967 Haradar Khurd 2500 Gola Bazar 937
Sahjanwa 939 Bulaki Chak 2333 Bansgaon 932
Campierganj 932 Barduha 2333 Bargo 920
Gorakhpur 920 Araji Haredand Khurd 2333 Pipraich 919
Gosaepur 2190 Piprayli Bujurg 916
Manjhria Khurd 2000 Mundera Bazar 905
Binawala 2000 Gorakhpur 903

Literacy

Total about 27 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 15.9 lakh are male and about 11.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gorakhpur is 71%. 82% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total Male Female
Change 12.3% 8.2% 16.5%
2011 70.8% 81.8% 59.4%
2001 58.5% 73.6% 42.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Gorakhpur 73 Mahsin Patti 100 Air Force Area 93
Gola 72 Kewthal 100 Gorakhpur 84
Bansgaon 71 Siyarha 100 Mundera Bazar 82
Sahjanwa 71 Kishunpur 100 Bargo 80
Khajni 71 Taldohr 100 Pipraich 78
Chauri Chaura 66 Asik Rouja 97 Pipiganj 78
Campierganj 64 Bijulia Dar 97 Sahjanwan 77
Mau Bujrg 96 Piprayli Bujurg 77
Alhyarpur 95 Barhalganj 76
Maidan Chak 94 Bansgaon 75

Workers profile

Gorakhpur has 30% (about 13.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 45% male and 15% female population are working population. 27% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 18% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gorakhpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.4% 16.8% 13.6% 69.6%
Male 44.6% 27.1% 17.6% 55.4%
Female 15.5% 6% 9.5% 84.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gorakhpur