Ghazipur District, with population of about 36.2 lakh is Uttar Pradesh's the 20th most populous district, located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Ghazipur district is 3377 km2 and it is the 33rd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1072 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Mohammadabad is the most populous sub district with population of about 9.1 lakh and Jakhania is the least populous sub district with population of about 5.5 lakh.

Demographics

The district is home to about 36.2 lakh people, among them about 18.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 17.7 lakh (49%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ghazipur district is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 5.5 lakh households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 33.5 lakh) live in Ghazipur District rural part and 8% (about 2.7 lakh) population live in the Ghazipur District urban part. Rural population density of Ghazipur district is 1010 and urban population density is 4265 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ghazipur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,620,268 2,864,915 726,641 28,712 558,559
Male 1,855,075 1,465,396 375,015 14,664 292,774
Female 1,765,193 1,399,519 351,626 14,048 265,785

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Ghazipur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Mohammadabad 914817 Reotipur 26597 Ghazipur 121020
Ghazipur 839883 Gahmar 25994 Ghazipur 110587
Zamania 714300 Sherpur 25795 Mohammadabad 38328
Saidpur 603470 Usia 24786 Zamania 33243
Jakhania 547798 Bara 21405 Saidpur 24338
Jalalabad 19201 Bahadurganj 19992
Kusi 15740 Dildarnagar Fatehpur Bazar 12855
Nawali 14693 Sadat 12361
Sawrai 12550 Jangipur 12223
Dildar Nagar 12305

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 89% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 952 in Muslims are 950.

Religion wise population 2011 - Ghazipur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,620,268 3,233,790 368,153 4,181 810 3,145 213 184 9,792
Male 1,855,075 1,656,715 188,840 2,112 427 1,607 109 89 5,176
Female 1,765,193 1,577,075 179,313 2,069 383 1,538 104 95 4,616

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 30.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 17.6% which is -3.1% lower than male population growth rate of 20.7%. General caste population has increased by 20%; Schedule caste population has increased by 11.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 10081.6% and child population has decreased by -8.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ghazipur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.2% 20% 11.9% 10081.6% -8.6%
Male 20.7% 21.4% 13.6% 9741.6% -7.4%
Female 17.6% 18.5% 10.1% 10462.4% -10%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 952 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 955, in schedule caste is 938 and in schedule tribe is 958. There are 908 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ghazipur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -24 -23 -30 65 -26
2011 952 955 938 958 908
2001 976 978 968 893 934

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jakhania 994 Shahpur T. Gauspur 4000 Bahadurganj 939
Saidpur 994 Dayalpur Nonari 2750 Sadat 936
Mohammadabad 944 Badaipur 2500 Zamania 919
Ghazipur 926 Shahpur 2500 Jangipur 916
Zamania 926 Toderpur Gangoli 2333 Saidpur 914
Nasirpur 2256 Dildarnagar Fatehpur Bazar 913
Nathupur 2154 Mohammadabad 909
Mohan Chak 2143 Ghazipur 908
Khanpur 2000 Ghazipur 905
Mohmmad Taki 2000

Literacy

Total about 22 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 12.9 lakh are male and about 9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ghazipur is 72%. 83% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ghazipur

Total Male Female
Change 12.2% 7.9% 16.3%
2011 71.8% 82.8% 60.3%
2001 59.6% 74.9% 44%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ghazipur 74 Kamalpur 100 Dildarnagar Fatehpur Bazar 87
Zamania 73 Chak Afzal 100 Ghazipur 84
Saidpur 71 Chak Bahaudden 100 Ghazipur 84
Jakhania 70 Jalalpur 100 Jangipur 80
Mohammadabad 70 Jagjiwan Pur 100 Mohammadabad 78
Rampur Urf Ramgarh 100 Sadat 78
Chakjiram Wairagi 100 Zamania 77
Chak Lalabad Pharosh 100 Saidpur 77
Mathia Rajpur 100 Bahadurganj 71
Sarwarpur 100

Workers profile

Ghazipur has 33% (about 12 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 44% male and 22% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ghazipur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.3% 21.2% 12.1% 66.7%
Male 43.6% 31.3% 12.3% 56.4%
Female 22.4% 10.5% 11.9% 77.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ghazipur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sherpur 38.7 Ghazipur 18.3
Tari Mustahakam 36.7 Ghazipur 18.3
Usia 21.1 Dildarnagar Fatehpur Bazar 10
Gahmar 17.7 Zamania 9.4
Nawali 16 Mohammadabad 6.4
Jalalabad 14.5 Saidpur 5.2
Bara 12.3 Bahadurganj 5
Pokhara 12.1 Jangipur 4.1
Reotipur 12.1 Sadat 4
Mirzapur 11.5