Sheikhpura District, with population of about 6.4 lakh is Bihar's the least populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Sheikhpura district is 689 km2 and it is the 3rd smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 924 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Sheikhpura is the most populous sub district with population of about 2 lakh and Ghat Kusumbha is the least populous sub district with population of about 48 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 6.4 lakh people, among them about 3.3 lakh (52%) are male and about 3.1 lakh (48%) 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 Sheikhpura district is 19%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 5.3 lakh) live in Sheikhpura District rural part and 17% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Sheikhpura District urban part. Rural population density of Sheikhpura district is 817 and urban population density is 2506 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sheikhpura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 636,342 504,610 131,115 617 121,647
Male 329,743 261,856 67,582 305 62,710
Female 306,599 242,754 63,533 312 58,937

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Sheikhpura

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Sheikhpura 199011 Teus 10315 Sheikhpura 62927
Barbigha 136167 Kusmha 9949 Barbigha 46075
Ariari 112070 Panchi 9302
Chewara 73267 Sanwas 8843
Shekhopur Sarai 67481 Chewara 8608
Ghat Kusumbha 48346 Belao 8305
Gawa 7431
Maldah 7264
Kasar 6847
Chaunr Dargah 6762

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 928 in Muslims are 948.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sheikhpura

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 636,342 596,102 37,653 313 75 41 43 31 2,084
Male 329,743 309,142 19,334 143 36 25 24 15 1,024
Female 306,599 286,960 18,319 170 39 16 19 16 1,060

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 21.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 21.9% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 20.3%. General caste population has increased by 19.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 192.4% and child population has increased by 10.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sheikhpura

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.1% 19.7% 26.4% 192.4% 10.8%
Male 20.3% 19.3% 24.4% 165.2% 11.7%
Female 21.9% 20.2% 28.6% 225% 9.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 927, in schedule caste is 940 and in schedule tribe is 1023. There are 940 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 12 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sheikhpura

Total General SC ST Child
Change 12 7 31 188 -15
2011 930 927 940 1023 940
2001 918 920 909 835 955

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chewara 961 Pind 1204 Barbigha 900
Ariari 932 Chitaura 1199 Sheikhpura 899
Ghat Kusumbha 929 Andauli 1179
Barbigha 928 Chak Abgil 1162
Sheikhpura 923 Rauta 1143
Shekhopur Sarai 918 Datuara 1142
Baikathpur 1126
Haidar Chak 1125
Aijhi 1111
Karande 1100

Literacy

Total about 3.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sheikhpura is 64%. 74% of male and 53% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sheikhpura

Total Male Female
Change 15.3% 11.7% 19.5%
2011 63.9% 73.6% 53.4%
2001 48.6% 61.9% 33.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Shekhopur Sarai 70 Mahamda 94 Barbigha 74
Barbigha 69 Rudasi 90 Sheikhpura 69
Sheikhpura 64 Mohsimpur 90
Chewara 61 Paharia 87
Ghat Kusumbha 61 Shekhpurwa 86
Ariari 58 Sultanpur 85
Mian Bigha 85
Rasulpur 84
Khoja Gachhi 80
Saraia 80

Workers profile

Sheikhpura has 35% (about 2.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 24% female population are working population. 33% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sheikhpura

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.3% 23.3% 12% 64.7%
Male 46% 33.3% 12.6% 54%
Female 23.8% 12.4% 11.4% 76.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sheikhpura

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kusmha 19.5 Sheikhpura 27.9
Lohan 11.9 Barbigha 15.6
Sahra Bataura 11.2
Kasar 9.3
Maldah 8.9
Bhadaus 8.8
Chewara 8.7
Belao 7.9
Efni 7.9
Kosra 7.7