Vaishali District, with population of about 35 lakh is Bihar's the 10th most populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Vaishali district is 2036 km2 and it is the 14th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1717 persons per km2. There are 16 sub districts in the district, among them Hajipur is the most populous sub district with population of about 4.4 lakh and Desri is the least populous sub district with population of about 88 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 35 lakh people, among them about 18.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 16.5 lakh (47%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Vaishali district is 17%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 6.3 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 93% (about 32.6 lakh) live in Vaishali District rural part and 7% (about 2.3 lakh) population live in the Vaishali District urban part. Rural population density of Vaishali district is 1632 and urban population density is 6212 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Vaishali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 3,495,021 2,754,716 738,031 2,274 601,893
Male 1,844,535 1,455,476 387,827 1,232 316,129
Female 1,650,486 1,299,240 350,204 1,042 285,764

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Vaishali

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Hajipur 443976 Ghataro Chaturbhuj 24785 Hajipur 147688
Patepur 370182 Raghopur 24367 Mahnar Bazar 48293
Mahua 284526 Singhara Buzurg 23382 Lalganj 37098
Jandaha 276217 Raja Pakar 22806
Bidupur 268849 NayagaonUrfMohammadpurMuradpur 21135
Lalganj 265384 Dighi Kalan 20520
Raghopur 232909 Paharpur 16669
Bhagwanpur 207762 Birpur 16218
Vaishali 187486 Terahrasia 15572
Mahnar 180339 Juramanpur Karari 14807

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% 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 891 in Muslims are 932.

Religion wise population 2011 - Vaishali

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 3,495,021 3,152,346 333,980 2,203 707 362 246 71 5,106
Male 1,844,535 1,666,953 172,906 1,136 354 186 131 41 2,828
Female 1,650,486 1,485,393 161,074 1,067 353 176 115 30 2,278

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 28.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 27.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 26.7% which is -3.6% lower than male population growth rate of 30.3%. General caste population has increased by 27.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 31.3%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -25.9% and child population has increased by 10.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Vaishali

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 28.6% 27.9% 31.3% -25.9% 10.8%
Male 30.3% 29.8% 32.5% -22.8% 12.7%
Female 26.7% 25.9% 30% -29.3% 8.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 895 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 893, in schedule caste is 903 and in schedule tribe is 846. There are 904 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 25 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 33 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Vaishali

Total General SC ST Child
Change -25 -27 -17 -78 -33
2011 895 893 903 846 904
2001 920 920 920 924 937

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Patepur 921 Chak Sultan 4000 Hajipur 892
Paterhi Belsar 915 Dhanauti 2000 Mahnar Bazar 887
Mahnar 913 Hafiz Chak 1600 Lalganj 886
Chehra Kalan 912 Kazipur Thathan 1574
Goraul 907 Sarwanpatti Mohammad Chand 1479
Vaishali 905 Chainpur Bhataulia 1333
Desri 903 Asadpur Saidpura 1286
Sahdai Buzurg 902 Bhusahi Urf Aurangabad 1250
Mahua 895 Barkurwa 1250
Raja Pakar 892 Kawai Baraila 1246

Literacy

Total about 19.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 11.5 lakh are male and about 7.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Vaishali is 67%. 75% of male and 57% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 20%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Vaishali

Total Male Female
Change 16.1% 12.2% 20.1%
2011 66.6% 75.4% 56.7%
2001 50.5% 63.2% 36.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Hajipur 72 Arazi Kanchanpur 100 Hajipur 77
Lalganj 70 Chak Maruf 100 Lalganj 72
Bhagwanpur 69 Babhangawan 100 Mahnar Bazar 68
Bidupur 69 Sherpur 96
Mahnar 68 Manua Alah Baksh 95
Mahua 68 Jahangirpur Basant 95
Raja Pakar 68 Minapur Rae 94
Goraul 67 Rampur Dumri 94
Sahdai Buzurg 67 Fatehpur Ram Mataluke B. P. 94
Desri 67 Asadpur Saidpura 93

Workers profile

Vaishali has 30% (about 10.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 12% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Vaishali

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30.3% 20.5% 9.9% 69.7%
Male 46.6% 33.8% 12.8% 53.4%
Female 12.2% 5.6% 6.6% 87.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Vaishali

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Raghopur 18.9 Hajipur 19.6
Birpur 17.6 Mahnar Bazar 10
sukwarpur 14.1 Lalganj 7.9
Ghataro Chaturbhuj 13.4
Rustampur 11.1
Bardiha Turki 10.9
Paharpur 10.5
Basarh 10
Singhara Buzurg 9.9
Bishunpur Said Ali 8.2