Sambalpur District, with population of about 10.4 lakh is Odisha's the 11th least populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Sambalpur district is 6624 km2 and it is the 9th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 157 persons per km2. There are 20 sub districts in the district, among them Sambalpur is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.9 lakh and Dhanupali is the least populous sub district with population of 7727.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Sambalpur Municipality and Out Growth; and Sambalpur Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 10.4 lakh people, among them about 5.3 lakh (51%) are male and about 5.1 lakh (49%) are female. 47% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 34% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sambalpur district is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.5 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 70% (about 7.3 lakh) live in Sambalpur District rural part and 30% (about 3.1 lakh) population live in the Sambalpur District urban part. Rural population density of Sambalpur district is 113 and urban population density is 1972 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sambalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,041,099 494,011 191,827 355,261 117,848
Male 526,877 252,801 96,511 177,565 60,744
Female 514,222 241,210 95,316 177,696 57,104

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Sambalpur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Sambalpur 189366 Kalamati 9286 Sambalpur 189366
Burla 85814 Govindapur (Unit-I) 6351 Sambalpur 184000
Kochinda 81668 Katar-baga 5054 Burla 46698
Mahulpalli 76632 Themera 4432 Hirakud 30207
Sasan 63790 Gadmunda 4344 Kochinda 15576
Jamankira 59250 Jamankira 4266 Redhakhol 15379
Govindpur 59141 Laida 3898 Rengali 10867
Jujomura 57271 Thelkoloi 3684
Rairakhol 55502 Kainsir 3669
Sadar 46660 Parmanpur 3383

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 5% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 976 in Christians are 997 and in Muslims are 903.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sambalpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,041,099 964,188 20,120 50,637 2,506 310 86 1,117 2,135
Male 526,877 487,843 10,573 25,362 1,284 145 45 536 1,089
Female 514,222 476,345 9,547 25,275 1,222 165 41 581 1,046

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 11.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 9.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 11.7% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 10.9%. General caste population has increased by 9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 10.1% and child population has decreased by -6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sambalpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 11.3% 9% 20.3% 10.1% -6%
Male 10.9% 8.7% 19.6% 9.8% -5.1%
Female 11.7% 9.3% 21% 10.4% -7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 976 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 954, in schedule caste is 988 and in schedule tribe is 1001. 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sambalpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 7 5 12 6 -19
2011 976 954 988 1001 940
2001 969 949 976 995 959

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mahulpalli 1016 Malipadar 2500 Kochinda 987
Govindpur 1011 Hagrudihi 2429 Burla 973
Jamankira 1007 Barkachha 2333 Rengali 946
Naktideul 1003 Erendibahal 2000 Sambalpur 943
Kochinda 1001 Gariabahal 1985 Sambalpur 943
Ainthapali 999 Amil-chuan 1800 Redhakhol 937
Katarbaga 995 Ardabahal 1662 Hirakud 924
Kisinda 994 Belbahali 1500
Charamal 985 Jhintikakhol 1500
Jujomura 979 Dalki 1462

Literacy

Total about 7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 3.9 lakh are male and about 3.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sambalpur is 76%. 84% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sambalpur

Total Male Female
Change 8.9% 5.4% 12.7%
2011 76.2% 84.4% 67.9%
2001 67.3% 79% 55.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sambalpur 85 Podamahul 100 Burla 86
Hirakud 80 Tapkulijharan 100 Sambalpur 86
Burla 80 Karlibahal 100 Sambalpur 85
Dhanupali 79 Nuagaon 100 Hirakud 84
Rengali 78 Gugua 100 Redhakhol 82
Rairakhol 77 Putulia 100 Kochinda 82
Ainthapali 77 Gailmundi 100 Rengali 79
Thelkoloi 76 Tileimal 98
Charamal 76 Pandaripathar 98
Sadar 76 Bahaljharan 96

Workers profile

Sambalpur has 49% (about 5.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 37% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sambalpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48.6% 32.4% 16.2% 51.4%
Male 59.4% 46.1% 13.4% 40.6%
Female 37.5% 18.3% 19.2% 62.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sambalpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Jujomura 21.4 Rengali 1254
Katar-baga 20.8 Sambalpur 46.5
Kalamati 18.3 Sambalpur 46.5
Kushamura 18.1 Redhakhol 37.4
Tampargarh 17.9 Burla 25.4
Jhankarpali 16.3 Hirakud 17.6
Ghichamura 16.1 Kochinda 16.8
Kinaloi 15
Govindapur (Unit-I) 14.5
Tamparsingha 14.3