Mayurbhanj District, with population of about 25.2 lakh is Odisha's the 3rd most populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Mayurbhanj district is about 10 thousand km2 and it is the biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 242 persons per km2. There are 31 sub districts in the district, among them Barsahi is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.3 lakh and Baripada Town is the least populous sub district with population of 5149.

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

Demographics

The district is home to about 25.2 lakh people, among them about 12.6 lakh (50%) are male and about 12.6 lakh (50%) are female. 34% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 59% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Mayurbhanj district is 14%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 5.9 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 92% (about 23.3 lakh) live in Mayurbhanj District rural part and 8% (about 1.9 lakh) population live in the Mayurbhanj District urban part. Rural population density of Mayurbhanj district is 226 and urban population density is 1785 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Mayurbhanj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,519,738 855,480 184,682 1,479,576 351,834
Male 1,256,213 433,599 92,127 730,487 179,536
Female 1,263,525 421,881 92,555 749,089 172,298

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Mayurbhanj

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Barsahi 132580 Bahalda 5425 Baripada 116849
Khunta 123616 Ambagadia 4984 Baripada 109743
Baisinga 122036 Dantiamuhan 4755 Rairangpur 34929
Jashipur 121030 Purunia 4585 Rairangpur 25516
Baripada 116849 Sukhalhar Samil Mahulia 4510 Karanjia 22865
Karanjia 114383 Badararuan 4138 Udala 13152
Udala 110104 Kaptipada 3967 Jashipur 5101
Bangiriposi 104902 Khanua 3931
Tiring 100517 Sarat 3899
Jharpokharia 99794 Sathilo 3834

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district all other religious communities contribute 16% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1001

Religion wise population 2011 - Mayurbhanj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,519,738 2,113,079 33,706 15,008 661 162 109 351,714 5,299
Male 1,256,213 1,056,153 17,323 7,281 346 76 57 172,421 2,556
Female 1,263,525 1,056,926 16,383 7,727 315 86 52 179,293 2,743

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 13.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 22.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 14.8% which is 3% higher than male population growth rate of 11.8%. General caste population has increased by 7.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 8.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 17.6% and child population has decreased by -3.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Mayurbhanj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.3% 7.7% 8.1% 17.6% -3.5%
Male 11.8% 6.7% 7.3% 15.7% -3.7%
Female 14.8% 8.7% 8.9% 19.4% -3.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1006 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 973, in schedule caste is 1005 and in schedule tribe is 1025. There are 960 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 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Mayurbhanj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 18 15 31 4
2011 1006 973 1005 1025 960
2001 980 955 990 994 956

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jamda 1077 Bidyadharapur 5000 Rairangpur 1022
Badampahar 1057 Kanimahuli 4000 Karanjia 1017
Gorumahisani 1055 Dumadihi 3864 Rairangpur 992
Bisoi 1051 Kochiasul 2267 Jashipur 976
Thakurmunda 1048 Badjunbani 2161 Udala 963
Mahuldiha 1039 Rautalipat 2103 Baripada 936
Jashipur 1030 Sarlihill 2000 Baripada 932
Rairangpur 1027 Bangadunguri 2000
Khunta 1023 Jamsul 2000
Raruan 1019 Arakhpal 2000

Literacy

Total about 13.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.9 lakh are male and about 5.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Mayurbhanj is 63%. 74% of male and 53% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Mayurbhanj

Total Male Female
Change 11.3% 8.0% 14.9%
2011 63.2% 73.8% 52.7%
2001 51.9% 65.8% 37.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Baripada 87 Nuagaon 100 Baripada 89
Rairangpur Town 79 Jenabil 100 Udala 88
Kaptipada 68 Bhutiapada 100 Baripada 87
Baripada Town 67 Kandadhanu 100 Rairangpur 87
Bahalda 67 Kantiali 100 Rairangpur 84
Rasagobindapur 66 Dhuduruchampa 100 Karanjia 83
Suliapada 66 Badkundalbani 100 Jashipur 75
Betanati 66 Jugalkunda 100
Baisinga 65 Debasthali 100
Karanjia 65 Patbil 100

Workers profile

Mayurbhanj has 49% (about 12.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 42% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 23% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 30% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Mayurbhanj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48.6% 21.8% 26.8% 51.4%
Male 55.5% 32.5% 23.1% 44.5%
Female 41.6% 11.1% 30.5% 58.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Mayurbhanj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Hill Block No-160 88.8 Baripada 29.7
Hill BlockNo-II 33.5 Baripada 29.7
Sukhuapata Hill 32.2 Karanjia 18.5
Mahulpankha 19 Rairangpur 14.4
Majhigadia 15.9 Rairangpur 14.4
Jadida 15.9 Jashipur 10.2
Dewanbahali 14.6 Udala 7.9
Dhapada 13.4
Sridamchandrapur 13.1
Mankadpada Hill 12.6