Kendrapara District, with population of about 14.4 lakh is Odisha's the 14th most populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Kendrapara district is 2644 km2 and it is the 5th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 545 persons per km2. There are 12 sub districts in the district, among them Pattamundai is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.2 lakh and Jamboo Marine is the least populous sub district with population of about 29 thousand.

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

Demographics

The district is home to about 14.4 lakh people, among them about 7.2 lakh (50%) are male and about 7.2 lakh (50%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kendrapara district is 11%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3.2 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 13.6 lakh) live in Kendrapara District rural part and 6% (about 84 thousand) population live in the Kendrapara District urban part. Rural population density of Kendrapara district is 516 and urban population density is 6276 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kendrapara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,440,361 1,121,097 309,780 9,484 161,159
Male 717,814 557,535 155,531 4,748 83,654
Female 722,547 563,562 154,249 4,736 77,505

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Kendrapara

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Pattamundai 219063 Jamboo 7061 Kendrapara 47006
Patkura 177324 Kharinasi 6396 Pattamundai 36528
Rajnagar 163450 Ramanagar 5563
Kendrapara Sadar 158985 Indupur 5180
Rajkanika 140807 Baulakani 5167
Aali 137800 Damar pur 5000
Mahakalapada 124417 Kusiapal 4829
Marsaghai 108163 Penthapal 4780
Nikirai 67946 Petchhela 4773
Derabish 65909 Rajnagar 4701

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1006 in Muslims are 1015.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kendrapara

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,440,361 1,386,792 50,247 1,423 169 62 52 24 1,592
Male 717,814 691,200 24,932 730 71 24 29 15 813
Female 722,547 695,592 25,315 693 98 38 23 9 779

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 10.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 10.2% which is -0.8% lower than male population growth rate of 11%. General caste population has increased by 9.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 39% and child population has decreased by -7.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kendrapara

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.6% 9.1% 15.9% 39% -7.9%
Male 11% 9.7% 15.4% 33.7% -7.2%
Female 10.2% 8.4% 16.5% 44.7% -8.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1007 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1011, in schedule caste is 992 and in schedule tribe is 997. There are 926 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 14 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kendrapara

Total General SC ST Child
Change -7 -12 10 75 -14
2011 1007 1011 992 997 926
2001 1014 1023 982 922 940

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Aali 1136 Handiagarh 1778 Pattamundai 969
Rajkanika 1088 Sankachit 1625 Kendrapara 941
Pattamundai 1037 Gopinathpur 1527
Nikirai 1003 Rambhila 1514
Mahakalapada 988 Gopa 1500
Rajnagar 982 Kusumi 1483
Patkura 969 Dahianta 1467
Kendrapara Sadar 968 Baulajodi 1451
Derabish 962 Purilo 1440
Marsaghai 956 Suanlo 1438

Literacy

Total about 10.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.8 lakh are male and about 5.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kendrapara is 85%. 91% of male and 79% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kendrapara

Total Male Female
Change 8.4% 4.4% 12.2%
2011 85.2% 91.5% 79%
2001 76.8% 87.1% 66.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kendrapara 89 Hetamundia 100 Kendrapara 89
Kendrapara Sadar 86 Baliapada 100 Pattamundai 87
Patkura 86 Jagadeipur 100
Rajkanika 86 Badpalli 100
Derabish 86 Narayanpur 100
Marsaghai 86 Hansina Dia 100
Aali 86 Gopa 100
Nikirai 85 Kani 99
Pattamundai 85 Gobind pur 99
Rajnagar 85 Koriapalla 99

Workers profile

Kendrapara has 32% (about 4.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 11% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kendrapara

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.4% 22.4% 10% 67.6%
Male 53.8% 41.2% 12.6% 46.2%
Female 11.1% 3.7% 7.5% 88.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kendrapara

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kharinasi 25.6 Kendrapara 10.8
Kansardia 15.6 Pattamundai 2.5
Petchhela 13.8
Suniti(Bena Kandha) 13
Saliancha 12.6
Hatasahi 12.5
Hetamundia 12
Jamboo 8.9
Samagudia 7.9
Sanatubi 7.6