Ballia District, with population of about 32.4 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 29th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Ballia district is 2981 km2 and it is the 31st smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1087 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Ballia is the most populous sub district with population of about 9.8 lakh and Bairia is the least populous sub district with population of about 3.9 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 32.4 lakh people, among them about 16.7 lakh (52%) are male and about 15.7 lakh (48%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ballia district is 15%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 4.8 lakh households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 29.4 lakh) live in Ballia District rural part and 9% (about 3 lakh) population live in the Ballia District urban part. Rural population density of Ballia district is 1008 and urban population density is 4459 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ballia

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,239,774 2,634,962 494,698 110,114 471,852
Male 1,672,902 1,358,461 257,624 56,817 248,293
Female 1,566,872 1,276,501 237,074 53,297 223,559

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Ballia

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Ballia 979400 Bariya 28394 Ballia 104424
Rasra 548010 Pur 23769 Rasra 31765
Bansdih 540524 Ibarahimabad Uparwar 20790 Reoti 26359
Sikanderpur 392801 Sonbarsa 20735 Sikanderpur 23986
Belthara Road 392294 Sisotar Diyara 19458 Chitbara Gaon 21879
Bairia 386745 Haldi 15779 Bansdih 21201
Nagra 14405 Sahatwar 20615
Belhari 14369 Belthara Road 20404
Kotawa 13987 Maniyar 19890
Shri Nagar 13376 Premchak Urf Baheri 7063

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 935 in Muslims are 959.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ballia

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,239,774 3,004,240 213,440 4,463 892 1,595 233 64 14,847
Male 1,672,902 1,552,387 108,950 2,390 478 826 114 35 7,722
Female 1,566,872 1,451,853 104,490 2,073 414 769 119 29 7,125

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 17.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 27.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 16.3% which is -2% lower than male population growth rate of 18.3%. General caste population has increased by 14.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 40234.8% and child population has decreased by -8.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ballia

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.3% 14.2% 8.8% 40234.8% -8.7%
Male 18.3% 15.1% 10.2% 41677.2% -6.7%
Female 16.3% 13.3% 7.3% 38802.9% -10.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 937 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 940, in schedule caste is 920 and in schedule tribe is 938. There are 900 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 42 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ballia

Total General SC ST Child
Change -16 -15 -25 -69 -42
2011 937 940 920 938 900
2001 953 955 945 1007 942

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Belthara Road 961 Soharai 3000 Maniyar 964
Sikanderpur 960 Adamapur 3000 Bansdih 960
Rasra 954 Kurmipur 3000 Reoti 941
Bansdih 944 Chak Chakunda 2500 Premchak Urf Baheri 935
Bairia 921 Chak Gangaram Jhor 2500 Belthara Road 931
Ballia 911 Sheopur Khas 2000 Sahatwar 921
Bisambharpur 1800 Chitbara Gaon 920
Mubarakpur 1750 Sikanderpur 917
Tekpur 1750 Middha 912
Chak Abid 1750 Rasra 909

Literacy

Total about 19.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 11.6 lakh are male and about 8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ballia is 71%. 81% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ballia

Total Male Female
Change 13.0% 9.6% 16.6%
2011 70.9% 81.5% 59.8%
2001 57.9% 71.9% 43.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ballia 74 Sheopur Khas 100 Belthara Road 86
Belthara Road 73 Bijora Khas 100 Premchak Urf Baheri 86
Rasra 71 Alihadadpur 100 Ballia 83
Sikanderpur 71 Jamalpur 100 Rasra 81
Bairia 68 Lakhneshsar Dih 100 Sikanderpur 77
Bansdih 66 Mukhalispur 100 Chitbara Gaon 76
Chak Chakunda 100 Middha 75
Khambhari 100 Bansdih 71
Faridpur 97 Maniyar 69
Mafi Rampur 96 Sahatwar 67

Workers profile

Ballia has 31% (about 10.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 43% male and 19% female population are working population. 27% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ballia

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.5% 17.6% 13.9% 68.5%
Male 43.2% 26.6% 16.6% 56.8%
Female 18.9% 7.9% 11% 81.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ballia

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chand Diar 31.7 Ballia 16
Pur 24.9 Belthara Road 11.5
Sisotar Diyara 20.9 Sikanderpur 6.5
Duha Bihra 20.1 Chitbara Gaon 6
Ibarahimabad Uparwar 19.1 Rasra 6
Ratsi Mehmapur 18.2 Maniyar 6
Kathooda 17.9 Sahatwar 5.6
Shivpur Diyar Numbery 16 Reoti 4.1
Gopal Nagar 15.8 Bansdih 3.5
Sonbarsa 14.8 Middha 2