Purba Champaran District, with population of about 51 lakh is Bihar's the 2nd most populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Purba Champaran district is 3968 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1285 persons per km2. There are 27 sub districts in the district, among them Motihari is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.6 lakh and Piprakothi is the least populous sub district with population of about 77 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 51 lakh people, among them about 26.8 lakh (53%) are male and about 24.2 lakh (47%) are female. 87% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Purba Champaran district is 20%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 9.8 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 47 lakh) live in Purba Champaran District rural part and 8% (about 4 lakh) population live in the Purba Champaran District urban part. Rural population density of Purba Champaran district is 1222 and urban population density is 3243 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Purba Champaran

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,099,371 4,437,184 649,726 12,461 1,018,297
Male 2,681,209 2,334,392 340,363 6,454 526,835
Female 2,418,162 2,102,792 309,363 6,007 491,462

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Purba Champaran

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Motihari 363976 Pachrukha 39140 Motihari 126158
Dhaka 318144 Khartari 38978 Raxaul Bazar 55536
Chiraia 276809 Bijbani 33876 Dhaka 42063
Kalyanpur 267568 Turkauliya 29704 Sugauli 38815
Raxaul 232028 Madhubani 28508 Pakri Dayal 29582
Sugauli 230807 Nimuia 25332 Areraj 26014
Harsidhi 222551 Sangrampur 23555 Mehsi 25995
Chakia(Pipra) 216276 Jaisinghpur 23368 Chakia 20686
Adapur 203513 Siswa 23136 Kesaria 18984
Ramgarhwa 200998 Dhekaha (Part in Pipra Kothi) * * 22699 Madhuban 17510

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 895 in Muslims are 932.

Religion wise population 2011 - Purba Champaran

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,099,371 4,086,453 990,349 4,865 668 878 464 104 15,590
Male 2,681,209 2,156,534 512,704 2,490 373 477 240 51 8,340
Female 2,418,162 1,929,919 477,645 2,375 295 401 224 53 7,250

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 29.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 39.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 29.8% which is 0.7% higher than male population growth rate of 29.1%. General caste population has increased by 29.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 159% and child population has increased by 21.6% in the district since last census.

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

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 29.4% 29.7% 26.4% 159% 21.6%
Male 29.1% 29.4% 25.6% 156.3% 21.8%
Female 29.8% 30% 27.2% 161.9% 21.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 902 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 901, in schedule caste is 909 and in schedule tribe is 931. There are 933 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Purba Champaran

Total General SC ST Child
Change 5 4 12 20 -4
2011 902 901 909 931 933
2001 897 897 897 911 937

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kalyanpur 943 Dhurup Pakri 1833 Mehsi 915
Chakia(Pipra) 931 Narayanpur 1329 Dhaka 911
Pakri Dayal 929 Chhapra Bahbal 1318 Madhuban 907
Sangrampur 922 Bashdeo Chhapra Tola Harpur 1306 Pakri Dayal 900
Turkaulia 916 Sursabad 1242 Areraj 888
Bankatwa 916 Arazi Sirsia Tola Machhaha 1240 Raxaul Bazar 888
Paharpur 908 Fatehpur 1223 Sugauli 886
Dhaka 907 Pachkharwa 1222 Kesaria 885
Kesaria 906 Jogaulia Tola Ranipur 1220 Chakia 882
Mehsi 905 Parsa 1217 Motihari 859

Literacy

Total about 22.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 14.1 lakh are male and about 8.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Purba Champaran is 56%. 65% of male and 45% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 18%. Male literacy has gone up by 16% and female literacy rate has gone up by 21%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Purba Champaran

Total Male Female
Change 18.3% 16.0% 20.8%
2011 55.8% 65.3% 45.1%
2001 37.5% 49.3% 24.3%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Areraj 65 Kasba Gopal 100 Motihari 85
Motihari 64 Khap Lala Chhapra 100 Raxaul Bazar 76
Sangrampur 60 Pakri 93 Areraj 74
Chakia(Pipra) 59 Tarkulwa 90 Chakia 74
Harsidhi 58 Baijnathpur 86 Sugauli 65
Piprakothi 58 Chhatauni Amar 85 Mehsi 64
Kesaria 58 Bishambharapur 84 Kesaria 62
Narkatia 57 Phulwaria 83 Madhuban 56
Kalyanpur 57 Misrauliya 83 Dhaka 56
Paharpur 56 Kumhrar 82 Pakri Dayal 52

Workers profile

Purba Champaran has 34% (about 17.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 20% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Purba Champaran

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 34.1% 22.2% 11.9% 65.9%
Male 47% 34.4% 12.6% 53%
Female 19.7% 8.7% 11.1% 80.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Purba Champaran

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Pachrukha 38.2 Sugauli 19.3
Chatia 36.8 Pakri Dayal 19.1
Dhekaha (Part in Pipra Kothi) * * 35.2 Kesaria 17.1
Madhubani 29 Motihari 16.4
Sangrampur 24.4 Areraj 13.7
Khartari 23.8 Dhaka 12.9
Huseni 23.4 Mehsi 7.2
Sundarpur 23.2 Chakia 6.2
Bijbani 21.7 Madhuban 6.1
Jaisinghpur 21.3 Raxaul Bazar 5.8