Debagarh District, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Odisha's the least populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Debagarh district is 2940 km2 and it is the 8th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 106 persons per km2. There are 4 sub districts in the district, among them Debagarh is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.1 lakh and Kundheigola is the least populous sub district with population of about 52 thousand.

There is only one city in the district that comes under the district administration which is Debagarh Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (49%) are female. 48% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 35% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Debagarh district is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 75 thousand households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 93% (about 2.9 lakh) live in Debagarh District rural part and 7% (about 22 thousand) population live in the Debagarh District urban part. Rural population density of Debagarh district is 100 and urban population density is 928 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Debagarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 312,520 150,008 52,112 110,400 39,917
Male 158,230 76,761 26,343 55,126 20,718
Female 154,290 73,247 25,769 55,274 19,199

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Debagarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Debagarh 107906 Tinkbir 3705 Debagarh 22390
Reamal 79308 Kandal 3357
Barkot 72887 Ballam 2820
Kundheigola 52419 kalla 2765
Reamal 2630
Saida 2447
Saruali 2261
Khilei 2196
Rambhei 2124
Gundiapali 1967

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 5% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 975 in Christians are 988.

Religion wise population 2011 - Debagarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 312,520 296,001 704 14,518 53 102 7 409 726
Male 158,230 149,871 383 7,303 32 47 3 208 383
Female 154,290 146,130 321 7,215 21 55 4 201 343

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 14% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 13.7% which is -0.6% lower than male population growth rate of 14.3%. General caste population has increased by 7.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 23.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 19.9% and child population has decreased by -5.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Debagarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14% 7.2% 23.7% 19.9% -5.7%
Male 14.3% 7.8% 24.1% 19.9% -4.3%
Female 13.7% 6.7% 23.3% 19.8% -7.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 975 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 954, in schedule caste is 978 and in schedule tribe is 1003. There are 927 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 29 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Debagarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 -10 -7 -1 -29
2011 975 954 978 1003 927
2001 980 964 985 1004 956

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Reamal 996 Kaldanta 2667 Debagarh 936
Debagarh 976 Nisturduma 1857
Barkot 972 Haladipani 1667
Kundheigola 947 Madhupali 1667
Baghamari 1571
Chandrapur 1516
Dhobakata 1413
Tileibani 1397
Tulubdihi 1394
Kendunali 1387

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 85 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Debagarh is 73%. 82% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Debagarh

Total Male Female
Change 12.2% 8.6% 15.8%
2011 72.6% 81.9% 63%
2001 60.4% 73.3% 47.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Debagarh 74 Beteijharan 100 Debagarh 83
Kundheigola 74 Dudhianali 100
Barkot 71 Baishanalia 100
Reamal 71 Phuljhari 95
Asanbania 94
Sarasapasi 94
Rengali 93
Nuabaliroi 93
Markandapur 92
Asanapal 91

Workers profile

Debagarh has 53% (about 1.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 47% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 21% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 15% of total female population are main and 32% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Debagarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 52.9% 26.7% 26.2% 47.1%
Male 58.4% 37.7% 20.7% 41.6%
Female 47.3% 15.4% 31.9% 52.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Debagarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bhatasingh 15.8 Debagarh 24.1
Khilei 15.4
Palasama 13.5
Godamal 13.2
Salohi 12.1
Karlaga 11.8
Saruali 11.4
Kundheigola 10.9
Rambhei 10.5
Hadsanghar 10.3