Pashchim Champaran District, with population of about 39.4 lakh is Bihar's the 9th most populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Pashchim Champaran district is 5228 km2 and it is the biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 753 persons per km2. There are 18 sub districts in the district, among them Bagaha is the most populous sub district with population of about 4 lakh and Piprasi is the least populous sub district with population of about 39 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 39.4 lakh people, among them about 20.6 lakh (52%) are male and about 18.7 lakh (48%) are female. 80% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Pashchim Champaran district is 20%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 7.1 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 35.4 lakh) live in Pashchim Champaran District rural part and 10% (about 3.9 lakh) population live in the Pashchim Champaran District urban part. Rural population density of Pashchim Champaran district is 690 and urban population density is 4165 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Pashchim Champaran

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,935,042 3,131,052 553,944 250,046 776,031
Male 2,061,110 1,644,239 289,191 127,680 397,418
Female 1,873,932 1,486,813 264,753 122,366 378,613

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Pashchim Champaran

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bagaha 398000 Thakraha 35734 Bettiah 132209
Narkatiaganj 377842 Nautan Dube 31190 Bagaha 112634
Majhaulia 329347 Patjirwa 27172 Narkatiaganj 49507
Sidhaw 309874 Taulaha 24518 Ramnagar 48411
Chanpatia 297748 Khaira Tola 22864 Chanpatia 27095
Ramnagar 249102 Harpur 21497 Kargahia Purab 9995
Jogapatti 243516 Semralabedaha 20404 Hat Saraiya 6863
Nautan 233575 Bagahi 17367 Tola Mansaraut 6451
Lauriya 230162 Jawkatia 16965
Bettiah 224200 Jaitiya 16315

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 22% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 904 in Muslims are 927.

Religion wise population 2011 - Pashchim Champaran

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,935,042 3,047,427 865,090 8,469 926 1,337 296 1,895 9,602
Male 2,061,110 1,600,617 448,919 4,275 499 672 144 968 5,016
Female 1,873,932 1,446,810 416,171 4,194 427 665 152 927 4,586

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 29.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 30.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 29.9% which is 1.1% higher than male population growth rate of 28.8%. General caste population has increased by 22.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 456.7% and child population has increased by 19.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Pashchim Champaran

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.3% 22.1% 27.4% 456.7% 19.7%
Male 28.8% 21.8% 26.8% 451.9% 19.7%
Female 29.9% 22.5% 28.1% 461.9% 19.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 909 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 904, in schedule caste is 915 and in schedule tribe is 958. There are 953 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 8 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Pashchim Champaran

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 4 9 17 0
2011 909 904 915 958 953
2001 901 900 906 941 953

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Pashchim Champaran

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sidhaw 934 Siwrahi 1660 Tola Mansaraut 963
Ramnagar 925 Kataha 1500 Ramnagar 907
Gaunaha 922 Masaha 1350 Chanpatia 905
Mainatanr 915 Damrapur 1267 Bettiah 901
Narkatiaganj 913 Pipra Mafi 1231 Hat Saraiya 893
Lauriya 912 Ojhauliya 1176 Bagaha 889
Majhaulia 912 Pipra 1167 Narkatiaganj 884
Madhubani 911 Bairia 1160 Kargahia Purab 862
Bhitaha 910 Gaunara 1125
Chanpatia 905 Sinagahi 1118

Literacy

Total about 17.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 10.9 lakh are male and about 6.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Pashchim Champaran is 56%. 66% of male and 45% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 15% and female literacy rate has gone up by 20%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Pashchim Champaran

Total Male Female
Change 16.8% 14.5% 19.5%
2011 55.7% 65.6% 44.7%
2001 38.9% 51.1% 25.2%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Pashchim Champaran

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bettiah 75 Bisambharapur 100 Bettiah 81
Lauriya 60 Sitlapur 100 Narkatiaganj 77
Gaunaha 59 Pachgachhia 100 Kargahia Purab 72
Chanpatia 58 Basantpur 100 Tola Mansaraut 70
Narkatiaganj 57 Nandtola 97 Chanpatia 68
Ramnagar 55 Itwa 95 Ramnagar 66
Bagaha 55 Tahkaul 90 Hat Saraiya 65
Sikta 55 Bhatni 89 Bagaha 60
Majhaulia 54 Saithaul 85
Mainatanr 54 Majharia 85

Workers profile

Pashchim Champaran has 38% (about 14.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 26% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 18% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 17% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Pashchim Champaran

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 37.6% 20.3% 17.3% 62.4%
Male 48.5% 30.4% 18% 51.5%
Female 25.6% 9.1% 16.5% 74.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Pashchim Champaran

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Semralabedaha 110.9 Bagaha 46.8
Thakraha 37.1 Ramnagar 16.2
Dumri 30.3 Narkatiaganj 11
Tharhi 29.8 Bettiah 8
Patjirwa 29.8 Chanpatia 7.6
Taulaha 27.3 Hat Saraiya 3
Khaira Tola 25.6 Kargahia Purab 1.4
Sirinagar 24.1 Tola Mansaraut 0.5
Puraina 23.2
Madanpur 21.8