Nuapada District, with population of about 6.1 lakh is Odisha's the 6th least populous district, located in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Nuapada district is 3852 km2 and it is the 12th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 158 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them KOMNA is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.3 lakh and JONK is the least populous sub district with population of about 76 thousand.

Demographics

The district is home to about 6.1 lakh people, among them about 3 lakh (49%) are male and about 3.1 lakh (51%) are female. 53% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 34% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nuapada district is 14%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 1.5 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 5.8 lakh) live in Nuapada District rural part and 6% (about 34 thousand) population live in the Nuapada District urban part. Rural population density of Nuapada district is 151 and urban population density is 967 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nuapada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 610,382 321,896 82,159 206,327 88,344
Male 301,962 160,751 40,742 100,469 44,600
Female 308,420 161,145 41,417 105,858 43,744

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Nuapada

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
KOMNA 127206 Tukula 6884 Khariar Road 18967
KHARIAR 126837 Komana 5435 Khariar 15087
SINAPALI 104508 Sinapali 5322
NUAPADA 99624 Hatibandha 4075
BODEN 76670 Baragaon 3951
JONK 75537 Duajhar 3776
Rajpurnuapada 3758
Sirtol 3709
Dharambandha 3146
Sikuan 3060

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1022 in Muslims are 974.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nuapada

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 610,382 601,092 4,952 1,778 724 76 905 22 833
Male 301,962 297,284 2,509 856 363 45 463 11 431
Female 308,420 303,808 2,443 922 361 31 442 11 402

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 15% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 15.8% which is 1.6% higher than male population growth rate of 14.2%. General caste population has increased by 17.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 13.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12% and child population has increased by 4.5% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nuapada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15% 17.4% 13.6% 12% 4.5%
Male 14.2% 17% 13% 10.5% 3.9%
Female 15.8% 17.8% 14.3% 13.4% 5.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1021 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1002, in schedule caste is 1017 and in schedule tribe is 1054. There are 981 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 12 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nuapada

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 7 12 27 12
2011 1021 1002 1017 1054 981
2001 1007 995 1005 1027 969

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
BODEN 1040 Kotenchuan 2565 Khariar Road 991
KOMNA 1030 Kukurimundi 1974 Khariar 974
NUAPADA 1027 Upkapani 1667
JONK 1021 Chikalchuan 1595
SINAPALI 1012 Jugarajpur 1529
KHARIAR 1004 Chanatamal 1426
Michhapali 1379
Muchenamal 1364
Jharbandha 1316
Karangamal 1295

Literacy

Total about 3 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.8 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nuapada is 57%. 70% of male and 45% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 15%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nuapada

Total Male Female
Change 15.3% 11.8% 19.0%
2011 57.3% 70.3% 44.8%
2001 42% 58.5% 25.8%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
JONK 63 Chalanpada 88 Khariar 80
KHARIAR 61 Sirtol 85 Khariar Road 78
NUAPADA 59 Thakurnuapada 84
SINAPALI 55 Gadaramunda 83
KOMNA 54 Jugenpadar 83
BODEN 53 Rajpurnuapada 83
Loharapali 82
Kasipala 81
Budhipali 79
Bhalubahal 79

Workers profile

Nuapada has 50% (about 3.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 45% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 17% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 33% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nuapada

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 50% 24.9% 25.2% 50%
Male 55.7% 38.7% 17% 44.3%
Female 44.5% 11.3% 33.2% 55.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Nuapada

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Lakhana 29.8 Khariar Road 29.5
Murali Bahal 29.8 Khariar 23.8
Bhanpur 21.8
Balipati 20.5
Tarabod 16.1
Dharampur 16.1
Gohirapadar 16.1
Jatagarh 15.5
Sahipala 15.4
Salapada 15.4