Sundargarh District, with population of about 20.9 lakh is Odisha's the 6th most populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Sundargarh district is 9712 km2 and it is the 2nd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 216 persons per km2. There are 30 sub districts in the district, among them Raurkela is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.2 lakh and Tangarapali is the least populous sub district with population of 5851.

There are 5 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Raurkela Municipality and Out Growth; Raurkela, Rajagangapur, Sundargarh and Biramitrapur Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 20.9 lakh people, among them about 10.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 10.3 lakh (49%) are female. 40% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 51% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sundargarh district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.8 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 65% (about 13.6 lakh) live in Sundargarh District rural part and 35% (about 7.4 lakh) population live in the Sundargarh District urban part. Rural population density of Sundargarh district is 144 and urban population density is 2675 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sundargarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,093,437 839,428 191,660 1,062,349 263,160
Male 1,061,147 437,826 96,465 526,856 135,204
Female 1,032,290 401,602 95,195 535,493 127,956

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Sundargarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Raurkela 320040 Subdega 5935 Raurkela 320040
Raurkela P.S. 216410 Laing 5715 Raurkela 272721
Rajagangapur 166131 Kutunia 5566 Raurkela (ITS + OG) 216410
Bisra 98455 Purunabisra 4824 Raurkela 210317
Biramitrapur 96881 Deobhubanpur 4740 Rajagangapur 51362
Hemgir 84559 Jharbeda 4456 Sundargarh 45036
Talasara 80443 Kutra 4412 Biramitrapur 33442
Baragaon 77943 Jolongbira 4286 Jalda 15789
Lahunipara 77841 Khatkhur Bahal 4260 Panposh 9923
Sundargarh 74134 Kiralaga 4248 Kuanrmunda 9043

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 73% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 18% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 9% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 962 in Christians are 1026

Religion wise population 2011 - Sundargarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,093,437 1,532,352 71,391 385,011 5,713 710 721 89,986 7,553
Male 1,061,147 781,053 37,810 190,065 2,995 374 388 44,783 3,679
Female 1,032,290 751,299 33,581 194,946 2,718 336 333 45,203 3,874

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 14.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 15.3% which is 1.9% higher than male population growth rate of 13.4%. General caste population has increased by 11.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.6% and child population has decreased by -0.7% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sundargarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.4% 11.3% 21.5% 15.6% -0.7%
Male 13.4% 10.3% 21.1% 14.8% 0.5%
Female 15.3% 12.5% 21.9% 16.4% -1.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 973 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 917, in schedule caste is 987 and in schedule tribe is 1016. There are 946 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 24 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sundargarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 16 18 7 13 -24
2011 973 917 987 1016 946
2001 957 899 980 1003 970

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Talasara 1027 Baidpali 4603 Jalda 990
Tikaetpali 1024 Ulsurei 3505 Biramitrapur 984
Gurundia 1024 Khajurikhaman 2500 Sundargarh 979
Kinjirkela 1020 Sapkundal(R.F) 2000 Panposh 972
Hatibari 1018 Chhatasargi 1881 Kuanrmunda 961
Banei 1014 Tileikani 1864 Rajagangapur 956
Sundargarh 1014 Gosaguda 1833 Hatibandha 933
Lahunipara 1009 Bartengada 1756 Raurkela 924
Raiboga 1007 Singarguda 1722 Raurkela (ITS + OG) 917
Bisra 1007 Kaisar 1628 Banaigarh 916

Literacy

Total about 13.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.5 lakh are male and about 5.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sundargarh is 73%. 81% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sundargarh

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 5.7% 11.6%
2011 73.3% 81% 65.5%
2001 64.9% 75.3% 53.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Sundargarh Town 88 Balichua(San) 100 O.C.L. 96
Raurkela 87 Sapkundal(R.F) 100 Sundargarh 89
Raurkela P.S. 86 Kainsara 98 Banaigarh 87
Raghunathapali 77 Gopinathpur 97 Raurkela 87
Banei 75 Badraksi 95 Lathikata 87
Bhasma 75 Bisra 95 Raurkela 87
Hemgir 75 Mishrapali 94 Raurkela (ITS + OG) 86
Rajagangapur 73 Chandrapur 94 Raurkela 85
Lathikata 72 Rautani 93 Rajagangapur 84
Dharuadihi 71 Lokdega 93 Tensa 82

Workers profile

Sundargarh has 42% (about 8.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 28% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 18% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sundargarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.7% 25.6% 16.2% 58.3%
Male 55.1% 40.6% 14.5% 44.9%
Female 28% 10.1% 17.8% 72%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sundargarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mithirda 48.2 Kuanrmunda 1399
Dengula 35 Jalda 1095.5
Kiralaga 32.1 Raurkela 99
Gidei 31 Raurkela (ITS + OG) 99
Pankadihi 26.2 Raurkela 32.6
Raidihi 25.7 Raurkela 32.6
Hemgir 25.3 Rajagangapur 27
Kutunia 21.4 Sundargarh 23.8
Deobhubanpur 21 Banaigarh 22
Uskuda 19.8 Biramitrapur 21.8