Patna District, with population of about 58.4 lakh is Bihar's the most populous district, located in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Patna district is 3202 km2 and it is the 9th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 1823 persons per km2. There are 23 sub districts in the district, among them Patna Rural is the most populous sub district with population of about 17.7 lakh and Belchhi is the least populous sub district with population of about 66 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Patna Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; and Patna Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The district is home to about 58.4 lakh people, among them about 30.8 lakh (53%) are male and about 27.6 lakh (47%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Patna district is 16%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 9.8 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 57% (about 33.2 lakh) live in Patna District rural part and 43% (about 25.1 lakh) population live in the Patna District urban part. Rural population density of Patna district is 1134 and urban population density is 9321 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Patna

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 5,838,465 4,908,478 920,918 9,069 943,552
Male 3,078,512 2,591,707 482,088 4,717 494,228
Female 2,759,953 2,316,771 438,830 4,352 449,324

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Patna

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Patna Rural 1771140 Kita Chauhattar 35608 Patna 1684297
Dinapur-Cum-Khagaul 397817 Pundarakh 32627 Patna 1684222
Phulwari 273129 Sherpur 31073 Dinapur Nizamat 182429
Maner 268998 Panapur 26310 Phulwari Sharif 81740
Bihta 261427 Darweshpur Uparwar 21463 Barh 61470
Paliganj 254904 Mor (Part in Ghoswari) 19967 Mokameh 60678
Masaurhi 241216 Rupas Mahagi 19376 Masaurhi 59803
Bakhtiarpur 227382 Sabalpur 19183 Fatwah 50961
Barh 216348 Birhana 18504 Bakhtiarpur 47897
Dhanarua 211376 Baikatpur 17538 Bihta 47549

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 893 in Muslims are 930.

Religion wise population 2011 - Patna

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 5,838,465 5,356,075 439,952 12,551 4,803 1,062 2,151 203 21,668
Male 3,078,512 2,828,753 227,997 6,154 2,533 572 1,129 100 11,274
Female 2,759,953 2,527,322 211,955 6,397 2,270 490 1,022 103 10,394

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 23.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 47.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 25.5% which is 3.3% higher than male population growth rate of 22.2%. General caste population has increased by 23.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -1.8% and child population has increased by 15.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Patna

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.7% 23.3% 26.2% -1.8% 15.2%
Male 22.2% 21.8% 24.6% -11.9% 16%
Female 25.5% 25.1% 27.9% 12% 14.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 897 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 894, in schedule caste is 910 and in schedule tribe is 923. There are 909 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Patna

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 24 24 197 -14
2011 897 894 910 923 909
2001 873 870 886 726 923

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Paliganj 947 Mirchi Bhawanian 1333 Janpur 979
Dhanarua 932 Satauli Khurd 1212 Pataliputra Housing Colony 935
Dulhin Bazar 931 Diso Chak 1163 Bikram 929
Punpun 921 Makbulpur 1158 Bihta 916
Masaurhi 917 Nuri Chak 1141 Phulwari Sharif 908
Bikram 916 Rahi 1138 Khusrupur 907
Daniawan 905 Andehri 1135 Masaurhi 905
Sampatchak 904 Hansopur 1131 Maner 904
Khusrupur 904 Kabir Chak 1125 Bakhtiarpur 903
Phulwari 902 Ibrahimpur 1104 Kurthaur 901

Literacy

Total about 34.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 20.3 lakh are male and about 14.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Patna is 71%. 78% of male and 62% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Patna

Total Male Female
Change 7.8% 5.2% 11.2%
2011 70.7% 78.5% 62%
2001 62.9% 73.3% 50.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Patna Rural 82 Bajan chak 100 Pataliputra Housing Colony 95
Phulwari 74 Jinatpur 94 Khagaul 87
Dinapur-Cum-Khagaul 73 Faridanpur 93 Dinapur Cantonment 85
Bikram 71 Mustafapur 92 Patna 83
Bihta 70 Paikauli 92 Patna 83
Naubatpur 68 Sherpur 91 Kurthaur 83
Sampatchak 67 Banauli Buzurg 91 Nohsa 80
Dulhin Bazar 65 Pachrukhia 90 Phulwari Sharif 79
Paliganj 65 Mirzapur 89 Dinapur Nizamat 77
Mokameh 65 Lakhanpura 88 Bikram 76

Workers profile

Patna has 32% (about 18.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 16% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Patna

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.2% 23.5% 8.7% 67.8%
Male 46.7% 36.4% 10.2% 53.3%
Female 16.1% 9.1% 7.1% 83.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Patna

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Rupas Mahagi 42.1 Patna 107.7
Ramnagar Diara(Part in Athmalgola) * 38.9 Patna 107.7
Mangarpal 35.7 Bihta 25.9
Kita Chauhattar 23.7 Dinapur Nizamat 16.4
Panapur 19.9 Naubatpur 14.4
Maranchi 17.1 Mokameh 14.2
Ganghara 15.4 Bikram 14
Pundarakh 14.9 Bakhtiarpur 13.2
Mor (Part in Ghoswari) 14.7 Maner 12
Lakhna 14.4 Masaurhi 9.4