Balangir District, with population of about 16.5 lakh is Odisha's the 10th most populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Balangir district is 6575 km2 and it is the 10th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 251 persons per km2. There are 12 sub districts in the district, among them Balangir is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.3 lakh and Turekela 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 Balangir Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 16.5 lakh people, among them about 8.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 8.2 lakh (50%) are female. 61% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 21% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balangir district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 4.1 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 88% (about 14.5 lakh) live in Balangir District rural part and 12% (about 2 lakh) population live in the Balangir District urban part. Rural population density of Balangir district is 224 and urban population density is 1960 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balangir

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,648,997 1,007,056 294,777 347,164 216,320
Male 830,097 509,252 148,356 172,489 110,658
Female 818,900 497,804 146,421 174,675 105,662

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Balangir

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Balangir 327081 Belpara 9454 Balangir 98238
Tushura 185028 Saintala 7083 Titlagarh 34067
Patnagarh 168325 Sindhekela 5734 Titlagarh 31258
Titlagarh 162859 Lathor 4903 Kantabanji 21819
Loisinga 152865 Dhumabhata 4332 Patnagarh 21024
Saintala 148991 Bhainsa 4259 Loisinga 6220
Belpara 116136 Agalpur 4234 Bangomunda 5759
Sindhekela 98777 Salebhata 3571 Badmal 5431
Khaprakhol 89819 Sibtala 3569 Tushura 4823
Bangomunda 74579 Dhandamunda 3360

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 987 in Christians are 1001.

Religion wise population 2011 - Balangir

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,648,997 1,618,175 7,811 16,271 565 467 2,225 141 3,342
Male 830,097 814,437 3,981 8,131 314 257 1,171 78 1,728
Female 818,900 803,738 3,830 8,140 251 210 1,054 63 1,614

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 23.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 23.5% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of 23.2%. General caste population has increased by 20.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 30.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.9% and child population has increased by 12.9% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balangir

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.3% 20.6% 30.3% 25.9% 12.9%
Male 23.2% 20.6% 29.7% 25.5% 13.6%
Female 23.5% 20.6% 30.8% 26.2% 12.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 987 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 978, in schedule caste is 987 and in schedule tribe is 1013. There are 955 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balangir

Total General SC ST Child
Change 3 0 9 6 -12
2011 987 978 987 1013 955
2001 984 978 978 1007 967

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Khaprakhol 1023 Ramchandrapur 1894 Bangomunda 1055
Turekela 1017 Kirabahal 1667 Loisinga 1008
Belpara 999 Dumermunda` 1560 Patnagarh 966
Titlagarh 992 Barbhaga 1523 Titlagarh 957
Tushura 991 Indpur 1403 Titlagarh 955
Sindhekela 991 Pitapara 1375 Tushura 949
Patnagarh 989 Dumdumi 1365 Balangir 942
Kantabanji 987 Munapali 1356 Kantabanji 938
Loisinga 985 Jubamal 1350 Badmal 803
Saintala 984 Gabharasa 1345

Literacy

Total about 9.3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.5 lakh are male and about 3.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balangir is 65%. 76% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 9%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balangir

Total Male Female
Change 9.0% 4.1% 14.0%
2011 64.7% 75.8% 53.5%
2001 55.7% 71.7% 39.5%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Balangir 74 Bichhupali 100 Badmal 96
Loisinga 70 Saraspita 97 Balangir 86
Tushura 67 Raipali 94 Tushura 86
Patnagarh 66 Kasabahal 91 Titlagarh 82
Saintala 64 Dangarpara 90 Titlagarh 81
Titlagarh 63 Dhamanasar 89 Loisinga 81
Kantabanji 62 Sinakhaman 88 Patnagarh 80
Belpara 57 Dahimal 87 Kantabanji 79
Bangomunda 56 Sirabahal 87 Bangomunda 69
Khaprakhol 56 Nagaon 86

Workers profile

Balangir has 44% (about 7.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 31% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 22% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balangir

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.7% 24.4% 19.3% 56.3%
Male 56.6% 40% 16.6% 43.4%
Female 30.6% 8.5% 22.1% 69.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Balangir

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Dabjor 18.9 Balangir 31.1
Damkipali 15.2 Patnagarh 18.3
Dumerjor 13.2 Titlagarh 15.3
Belpara 12.9 Titlagarh 15.3
Bhainsa 12.3 Bangomunda 11
Ghasian 12.1 Kantabanji 7.8
Saintala 11.7 Loisinga 6.2
Dhumabhata 11.3 Tushura 4.1
Badatika 10.8
Landapathar 10.5