Begusarai District, with population of about 29.7 lakh is Bihar's the 16th most populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Begusarai district is 1918 km2 and it is the 12th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1549 persons per km2. There are 18 sub districts in the district, among them Begusarai is the most populous sub district with population of about 5.4 lakh and Shamho Akha Kurha is the least populous sub district with population of about 31 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Begusarai Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 29.7 lakh people, among them about 15.7 lakh (53%) are male and about 14 lakh (47%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Begusarai district is 18%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 5.9 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 24 lakh) live in Begusarai District rural part and 19% (about 5.7 lakh) population live in the Begusarai District urban part. Rural population density of Begusarai district is 1352 and urban population density is 4021 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Begusarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,970,541 2,536,674 432,270 1,597 545,965
Male 1,567,660 1,339,331 227,481 848 284,517
Female 1,402,881 1,197,343 204,789 749 261,448

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Begusarai

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Begusarai 540009 Majhaul 35905 Begusarai 252008
Barauni 273414 Rani 34772 Barauni 71660
Teghra 257751 Chamtha 32434 Bihat 67952
Bachhwara 195815 Sanha 29420 Teghra 56234
Sahebpur Kamal 194172 Shahpur Kamal 25553 Balia 47550
Balia 182178 Semaria 25059 Bakhri 40043
Bhagwanpur 172676 Matihani 24847 Malhipur 12439
Matihani 152725 Barauni 24509 Laruara 9376
Cheria Bariarpur 146680 Barki Balia 24038 Nurpur 7202
Bakhri 140097 Bariarpur 21709 Mansur Chak 5359

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 14% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 891 in Muslims are 922.

Religion wise population 2011 - Begusarai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,970,541 2,554,330 407,348 2,209 402 229 276 57 5,690
Male 1,567,660 1,350,927 211,896 1,186 207 121 139 31 3,153
Female 1,402,881 1,203,403 195,452 1,023 195 108 137 26 2,537

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 26.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 23.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 25.2% which is -2.4% lower than male population growth rate of 27.6%. General caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 6.1% and child population has increased by 13.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Begusarai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 26.4% 26.4% 26.7% 6.1% 13.5%
Male 27.6% 27.5% 27.9% 3% 15.1%
Female 25.2% 25.2% 25.4% 9.8% 11.8%

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 894, in schedule caste is 900 and in schedule tribe is 883. There are 919 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 27 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Begusarai

Total General SC ST Child
Change -17 -17 -18 54 -27
2011 895 894 900 883 919
2001 912 911 918 829 946

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mansurchak 931 Binalpur 1333 Laruara 955
Naokothi 923 Tulsipur 1269 Mansur Chak 928
Chhorahi 920 Dargahpur 1237 Nurpur 914
Khudabandpur 919 Fatehpur 1200 Balia 898
Cheria Bariarpur 913 Sohilpur 1174 Bakhri 897
Bakhri 909 Bad Bakhadda 1160 Teghra 894
Dandari 906 Chak Alahdadpur 1160 Barauni 893
Shamho Akha Kurha 905 Milki 1150 Bihat 889
Garhpura 902 Chak Jadupat 1125 Begusarai 885
Bachhwara 898 Mirkalanpur 1116 Malhipur 880

Literacy

Total about 15.5 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.2 lakh are male and about 6.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Begusarai is 64%. 72% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 16%. Male literacy has gone up by 13% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Begusarai

Total Male Female
Change 15.9% 12.5% 19.6%
2011 63.9% 71.6% 55.2%
2001 48% 59.1% 35.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Barauni 68 Binalpur 100 Bihat 77
Teghra 67 Milki 100 Begusarai 76
Begusarai 67 Rambhimpur 96 Barauni 69
Mansurchak 67 Nimanmadanpur Bir 93 Bakhri 68
Bhagwanpur 66 Khairpur Sarai 92 Teghra 68
Matihani 65 Kadam Rasul 92 Nurpur 67
Balia 64 Mahendarganj 89 Balia 65
Chhorahi 64 Rupaspur 89 Laruara 64
Sahebpur Kamal 62 Chak Jadupat 89 Mansur Chak 60
Khudabandpur 62 Lodipur 88 Malhipur 57

Workers profile

Begusarai has 32% (about 9.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 16% female population are working population. 31% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Begusarai

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.6% 19.9% 11.7% 68.4%
Male 45.6% 31.3% 14.3% 54.4%
Female 15.9% 7.2% 8.7% 84.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Begusarai

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ramdiri 47.8 Begusarai 47.5
Ekamba 29.5 Bihat 23.5
Majhaul 26.7 Barauni 17.6
Kusmaut 24.2 Teghra 15.8
Goura 24.1 Balia 14.7
Sadpur 23.3 Bakhri 10.7
Kaith 20.3 Malhipur 9
Chamtha 19.4 Mansur Chak 1.3
Salha 18.7 Laruara 1
Saidpur Salha Barari 18.7 Nurpur 0.7