Baleshwar District, with population of about 23.2 lakh is Odisha's the 4th most populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Baleshwar district is 3806 km2 and it is the 11th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 610 persons per km2. There are 21 sub districts in the district, among them Soro is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.1 lakh and Balaramgadi Marine is the least populous sub district with population of 5237.

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

Demographics

The district is home to about 23.2 lakh people, among them about 11.9 lakh (51%) are male and about 11.3 lakh (49%) are female. 67% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 12% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Baleshwar district is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 5.3 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 89% (about 20.7 lakh) live in Baleshwar District rural part and 11% (about 2.5 lakh) population live in the Baleshwar District urban part. Rural population density of Baleshwar district is 562 and urban population density is 1938 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Baleshwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,320,529 1,566,265 478,586 275,678 288,672
Male 1,185,787 804,442 243,597 137,748 148,565
Female 1,134,742 761,823 234,989 137,930 140,107

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Baleshwar

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Soro 311507 Sartha 14844 Baleshwar 144373
Bhograi 188559 Parikhi 11489 Baleshwar 118162
Baleshwar Sadar 179092 Jamkunda 8452 Remuna 33378
Baliapal 169958 Chaumukha 8306 Soro 32531
Similia 161623 Gudu 7934 Jaleshwar 25747
Basta 151915 Kasafal 7786 Nilagiri 17264
Jaleswar 149170 Raibania 7127
Baleshwar 144373 Jambhirai 7054
Khaira 139777 Kharasahapur 7051
Singla 134178 Srikona 6935

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 956 in Muslims are 969.

Religion wise population 2011 - Baleshwar

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,320,529 2,197,709 94,254 6,434 237 111 201 18,345 3,238
Male 1,185,787 1,123,600 47,859 3,132 124 54 102 9,310 1,606
Female 1,134,742 1,074,109 46,395 3,302 113 57 99 9,035 1,632

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 14.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 14.9% which is 0.5% higher than male population growth rate of 14.4%. General caste population has increased by 10.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 20.7% and child population has decreased by -2.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Baleshwar

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.6% 10.7% 25.5% 20.7% -2.5%
Male 14.4% 10.8% 25.3% 18.6% -2.5%
Female 14.9% 10.6% 25.7% 22.9% -2.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 957 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 947, in schedule caste is 965 and in schedule tribe is 1001. There are 943 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 4 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 - Baleshwar

Total General SC ST Child
Change 4 -2 3 35 -1
2011 957 947 965 1001 943
2001 953 949 962 966 944

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Khaira 1014 Brajakishorepur 4000 Jaleshwar 966
Oupada 1014 Machhipada 3000 Baleshwar 962
Berhampur 999 Kuldiha 2000 Baleshwar 958
Raibania 978 Bhitarbhaunri 2000 Remuna 957
Similia 975 Nimapalli 2000 Nilagiri 956
Nilagiri 972 Tihudiasana 1833 Soro 956
Remuna 965 Hasanpur 1756
Rupsa 963 Beguniachak 1750
Balaramgadi Marine 962 Balarampur 1729
Baleshwar 958 Jaleswar 1667

Literacy

Total about 16.2 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9 lakh are male and about 7.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Baleshwar is 80%. 87% of male and 72% 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 - Baleshwar

Total Male Female
Change 9.2% 5.3% 13.4%
2011 79.8% 87% 72.3%
2001 70.6% 81.7% 58.9%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Baleshwar 88 Gadeibar 100 Baleshwar 88
Kamarda 85 Panchabaria 100 Baleshwar 88
Bhograi 85 Chakabarunei 100 Soro 85
Soro 84 Purastampur 100 Jaleshwar 81
Baliapal 82 kantipur 100 Remuna 78
Khaira 82 Jadida 100 Nilagiri 77
Similia 82 Saktiram 100
Jaleswar 80 Jalalpur 100
Singla 80 Bharadapada 100
Basta 79 Pasbela 100

Workers profile

Baleshwar has 40% (about 9.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 22% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Baleshwar

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 40.2% 26.6% 13.6% 59.8%
Male 57.7% 45.6% 12.1% 42.3%
Female 21.9% 6.8% 15.1% 78.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Baleshwar

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Srikona 25.1 Remuna 30.5
Bishnupur 21 Soro 23.6
Parikhi 20.5 Nilagiri 20.5
Ranipokhari 20.3 Baleshwar 19.4
Chaumukha 20.2 Baleshwar 19.4
Bardiha 17.1 Jaleshwar 17.9
Kumbhirgadi 15.2
Gudu 15.2
Kharasahapur 14.8
Hidigan 14.7