Gopalganj District, with population of about 25.6 lakh is Bihar's the 18th least populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Gopalganj district is 2033 km2 and it is the 13th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1260 persons per km2. There are 14 sub districts in the district, among them Kuchaikote is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.3 lakh and Pach Deuri is the least populous sub district with population of about 100 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 25.6 lakh people, among them about 12.7 lakh (49%) are male and about 12.9 lakh (51%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 2% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gopalganj district is 18%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.1 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 24 lakh) live in Gopalganj District rural part and 6% (about 1.6 lakh) population live in the Gopalganj District urban part. Rural population density of Gopalganj district is 1211 and urban population density is 3136 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gopalganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,562,012 2,181,141 320,064 60,807 449,530
Male 1,267,666 1,078,568 159,265 29,833 230,014
Female 1,294,346 1,102,573 160,799 30,974 219,516

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Gopalganj

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Kuchaikote 332041 Dighwa 21100 Gopalganj 67339
Barauli 263876 Manjha 16734 Barauli 41877
Hathua 221804 Bishunpura 16051 Mirganj 26240
Gopalganj 219527 Jadopur Shukul 11320 Kataiya 20193
Baikunthpur 217165 Sher 11230 Hathua 7156
Manjha 199452 Bucheya 11140
Bhorey 178199 Husepur 10771
Uchkagaon 177677 Batardeh 10497
Sidhwalia 141563 Salempur 10099
Bijaipur 133038 Kalyanpur 9861

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 83% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 17% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1014 in Muslims are 1057.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gopalganj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,562,012 2,119,262 436,057 2,463 271 167 133 28 3,631
Male 1,267,666 1,052,392 211,959 1,212 122 88 67 15 1,811
Female 1,294,346 1,066,870 224,098 1,251 149 79 66 13 1,820

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 21.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 20.2% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of 17.8%. General caste population has increased by 16.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 887.6% and child population has increased by 3.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gopalganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19% 16.1% 19.8% 887.6% 3.7%
Male 17.8% 15% 18.2% 899.8% 4.2%
Female 20.2% 17.1% 21.4% 876.2% 3.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1021 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1022, in schedule caste is 1010 and in schedule tribe is 1038. There are 954 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 20 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gopalganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 20 18 27 -25 -10
2011 1021 1022 1010 1038 954
2001 1001 1004 983 1063 964

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Katiya 1092 Satain Ki Khap 1667 Barauli 1013
Bijaipur 1084 Chanwar Amaithii 1600 Kataiya 978
Bhorey 1064 Kishunpura 1545 Hathua 959
Manjha 1050 Malahni 1522 Mirganj 954
Pach Deuri 1043 Jigna Panre 1494 Gopalganj 946
Uchkagaon 1022 Mahuawa Khas 1476
Barauli 1021 Samail Gaurup 1451
Phulwaria 1014 Tiwari Chhapra 1448
Baikunthpur 1012 Hathipatti 1438
Hathua 1007 Chak Hasna 1433

Literacy

Total about 13.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.9 lakh are male and about 5.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gopalganj is 65%. 77% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 18%. Male literacy has gone up by 14% and female literacy rate has gone up by 23%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gopalganj

Total Male Female
Change 18.0% 13.5% 22.6%
2011 65.5% 76.5% 54.8%
2001 47.5% 63% 32.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Phulwaria 70 Saddu Dih 100 Gopalganj 81
Thawe 69 Bande 100 Mirganj 77
Hathua 69 Piprahi 97 Hathua 74
Uchkagaon 69 Jhilwania 95 Kataiya 69
Gopalganj 68 Korar 94 Barauli 68
Kuchaikote 67 Kharji Chhap 93
Katiya 67 Bhathwa 92
Bijaipur 64 Math Deuria 92
Manjha 64 Siaraha 92
Bhorey 64 Hathauji 92

Workers profile

Gopalganj has 28% (about 7.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 43% male and 15% female population are working population. 24% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 19% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 5% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gopalganj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28.4% 14.2% 14.3% 71.6%
Male 42.6% 23.7% 18.9% 57.4%
Female 14.6% 4.8% 9.7% 85.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gopalganj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Rampur Tengrahi 24.3 Barauli 22.2
Dighwa 15.4 Kataiya 12.1
Sher 11.2 Gopalganj 11.1
Rajwahi 10.9 Mirganj 5.5
Manjhariya 10.3 Hathua 1.1
Manjha 9.7
Bhainsahi 8.7
Sangwa Dih 8.6
Gamhari 8.4
Semrahi 8.3