Azamgarh District, with population of about 46.1 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 4th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Azamgarh district is 4054 km2 and it is the 22nd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1138 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Azamgarh is the most populous sub district with population of about 9.8 lakh and Mehnagar is the least populous sub district with population of about 4 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 46.1 lakh people, among them about 22.9 lakh (50%) are male and about 23.3 lakh (50%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Azamgarh district is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 6.7 lakh households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 42.2 lakh) live in Azamgarh District rural part and 9% (about 3.9 lakh) population live in the Azamgarh District urban part. Rural population density of Azamgarh district is 1064 and urban population density is 4534 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Azamgarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 4,613,913 3,433,208 1,171,378 9,327 706,085
Male 2,285,004 1,700,728 579,586 4,690 367,885
Female 2,328,909 1,732,480 591,792 4,637 338,200

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Azamgarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Azamgarh 978799 Ranipur Rajmo 11173 Azamgarh 110983
Sagri 901483 Arazi Dewara Karkhiya 10060 Mubarakpur 70463
Phulpur 696523 Fariya 10041 Amilo 30339
Nizamabad 595715 Sameha 8619 Sarai Mir 19055
Lalganj 581647 Dewara Jadeed 8435 Barahatir Jagdishpur 15367
Burhanpur 459068 Chand Patti 8289 Mehnagar 14841
Mehnagar 400678 Jagdishpur 8269 Nizamabad 13848
Jolhapur 8086 Katghar Lalganj 13467
Magraon Raipur 7962 Bilariaganj 13096
Tarawa 7922 Azmatgarh 12160

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1019 in Muslims are 1022.

Religion wise population 2011 - Azamgarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 4,613,913 3,878,626 718,692 3,810 719 5,652 183 226 6,005
Male 2,285,004 1,921,175 355,364 1,912 385 2,839 99 98 3,132
Female 2,328,909 1,957,451 363,328 1,898 334 2,813 84 128 2,873

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 17.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 39.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 17.1% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 17.2%. General caste population has increased by 17.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1232.4% and child population has decreased by -11.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Azamgarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.1% 17.4% 15.5% 1232.4% -11.3%
Male 17.2% 17% 16.6% 1206.4% -10%
Female 17.1% 17.7% 14.5% 1259.8% -12.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1019 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1019, in schedule caste is 1021 and in schedule tribe is 989. There are 919 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Azamgarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 6 -19 39 -30
2011 1019 1019 1021 989 919
2001 1020 1013 1040 950 949

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Lalganj 1070 Naikpur 4000 Satiyava 1004
Phulpur 1038 Salava Bad 3000 Jiyanpur 1002
Burhanpur 1034 Arazi Machhrhawa Roshanbibi 2250 Katghar Lalganj 998
Nizamabad 1032 Hazipur 2200 Ibrahimpur 988
Mehnagar 1027 Dhirajpur 2167 Amilo 986
Sagri 1010 Chak Molna 2000 Chak Sikari 981
Azamgarh 969 Firoj Patti 2000 Bilariaganj 973
Dubi 2000 Azmatgarh 968
Arhariya Nirdhin 2000 Phulpur 963
Rasulpur 2000 Atrauliya 953

Literacy

Total about 27.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 15.6 lakh are male and about 12.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Azamgarh is 71%. 81% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 14%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 18%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Azamgarh

Total Male Female
Change 13.9% 10.3% 17.5%
2011 70.9% 81.3% 60.9%
2001 57% 71% 43.4%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Nizamabad 73 Hirdaypur 100 Phulpur 87
Azamgarh 72 Chadi 100 Bilariaganj 86
Phulpur 71 Bisheshar Pur 100 Azamgarh 85
Lalganj 70 Jagdishpur 100 Sarai Mir 82
Burhanpur 70 Babuwa Sand 100 Atrauliya 81
Mehnagar 70 Firoj Patti 100 Nizamabad 81
Sagri 70 Parari 100 Mahrajganj 80
Gaibipur 100 Hafizpur 80
Sadarpur 100 Palhni 79
Khadra 100 Katghar Lalganj 78

Workers profile

Azamgarh has 30% (about 13.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 41% male and 18% female population are working population. 27% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Azamgarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 29.7% 17% 12.7% 70.3%
Male 41.2% 26.7% 14.5% 58.8%
Female 18.5% 7.4% 11% 81.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Azamgarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Jamalpur Kazi 98.7 Azamgarh 12.7
Abirpur 52.5 Mahrajganj 11.5
Gangaval 43.9 Mubarakpur 9
Sisari 41.2 Phulpur 5.5
Kataghar Jamur 40.1 Sarai Mir 5
Chauki Baradah 33.7 Mehnagar 5
Tiyara 22.6 Mahul Khas Or Mahul 5
Dewara Khasraja 19.2 Bilariaganj 5
Purandarpur 17.4 Jiyanpur 4
Pura Pandey 16.2 Amilo 3.7