Champhai District, with population of about 1.3 lakh is Mizoram's the 3rd most populous district, located in the state Mizoram in India. Total geographical area of Champhai district is 3185 km2 and it is the 3rd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 39 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Champhai is the most populous sub district with population of about 43 thousand and East Lungdar is the least populous sub district with population of 5907.

Demographics

The district is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 63 thousand (50%) are male and about 62 thousand (50%) are female. 2% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 98% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Champhai district is 16%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 26 thousand households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 61% (about 77 thousand) live in Champhai District rural part and 39% (about 49 thousand) population live in the Champhai District urban part. Rural population density of Champhai district is 25 and urban population density is 607 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Champhai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 125,745 2,262 17 123,466 20,645
Male 63,388 1,418 16 61,954 10,474
Female 62,357 844 1 61,512 10,171

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Champhai

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Champhai 43040 Ngopa 4155 Champhai 32734
Khawzawl 35931 Hnahlan 3157 Khawzawl 11022
Khawbung 22137 Kawlkulh 3094 Khawhai 2496
Ngopa 18730 Farkawn 2700 Biate 2277
East Lungdar 5907 Zokhawthar 2632
Sialhawk 2279
Vaphai 2252
S.Khawbung 2097
Mimbung 1990
N.E.Khawdungsei 1825

Religion wise distribution of population

Christians contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Christians are 992 in Hindus are 449.

Religion wise population 2011 - Champhai

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 125,745 1,075 699 123,446 9 151 45 194 126
Male 63,388 742 421 61,968 5 79 19 97 57
Female 62,357 333 278 61,478 4 72 26 97 69

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 16% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 18.5% which is 4.8% higher than male population growth rate of 13.7%. General caste population has decreased by -34.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.7% and child population has increased by 12% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Champhai

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16% -34.8% 0% 17.7% 12%
Male 13.7% -51.6% 0% 17.3% 12.1%
Female 18.5% 56.6% 0% 18.1% 11.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 984 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 595, in schedule caste is 63 and in schedule tribe is 993. There are 971 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 40 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 1 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Champhai

Total General SC ST Child
Change 40 411 63 7 -1
2011 984 595 63 993 971
2001 944 184 0 986 972

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
East Lungdar 1007 Hliappui S. 1286 Champhai 1013
Champhai 1000 Zawlsei 1139 Biate 1008
Khawbung 977 Tuipui 1124 Khawhai 976
Khawzawl 975 Pawlrang 1089 Khawzawl 963
Ngopa 963 Dilkawn 1064
Sesih 1059
Neihdawn 1058
Chiahpui 1052
Sialhawk 1037
Dulte 1036

Literacy

Total about 1 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 51 thousand are male and about 49 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Champhai is 96%. 97% of male and 95% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Champhai

Total Male Female
Change 4.7% 4.0% 5.5%
2011 95.9% 97.2% 94.6%
2001 91.2% 93.2% 89.1%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
East Lungdar 98 Tuipui 100 Biate 98
Khawbung 96 Pamchung 100 Khawhai 97
Champhai 96 Mualzen 100 Khawzawl 97
Khawzawl 96 Samthang (New) 100 Champhai 97
Ngopa 94 Hliappui S. 100
Lungphunlian 100
Bulfekzawl 99
Tlangpui 99
Vangtlang 99
Sialhawk 99

Workers profile

Champhai has 48% (about 60 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 42% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 35% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Champhai

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48% 42.2% 5.8% 52%
Male 53.8% 49.7% 4.1% 46.2%
Female 42% 34.6% 7.4% 58%

Biggest Cities in Champhai

Cities
Name Area (Km2)
Champhai 80
Khawzawl 78
Khawhai 7
Biate 2