Jashpur District, with population of about 8.5 lakh is Chhattisgarh's the 8th least populous district, located in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Jashpur district is 5838 km2 and it is the 6th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 146 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Pathalgaon is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.9 lakh and Duldula is the least populous sub district with population of about 51 thousand.

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

Demographics

The district is home to about 8.5 lakh people, among them about 4.2 lakh (50%) are male and about 4.3 lakh (50%) are female. 32% of the whole population are from general caste, 6% are from schedule caste and 62% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jashpur district is 14%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 1.9 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 7.8 lakh) live in Jashpur District rural part and 9% (about 76 thousand) population live in the Jashpur District urban part. Rural population density of Jashpur district is 135 and urban population density is 963 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jashpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 851,669 272,447 48,844 530,378 122,266
Male 424,747 137,699 24,317 262,731 61,744
Female 426,922 134,748 24,527 267,647 60,522

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Jashpur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Pathalgaon 191530 Bataikela 5496 JashpurNagar 28301
Bagicha 171711 Sanna 5397 JashpurNagar 25422
Farsabahar 108498 Kansabel 5289 Pathalgaon 16613
Jashpur 96360 Pandrapat 5161 Kunkuri 13846
Kunkuri 95300 Ludeg 5130 Bagicha 10427
Kansabel 76735 Kamarima 4794 Kotba 6805
Manora 60695 Ghoghar 4676
Duldula 50840 Tapkara 4624
Kersai 4618
Nakbar 4454

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 74% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 22% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 998 in Christians are 1031 and in Muslims are 951

Religion wise population 2011 - Jashpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 851,669 629,509 15,336 189,588 474 467 694 14,835 766
Male 424,747 315,028 7,861 93,340 255 212 364 7,331 356
Female 426,922 314,481 7,475 96,248 219 255 330 7,504 410

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -56.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 19.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -56.1% which is 1.4% higher than male population growth rate of -57.5%. General caste population has decreased by -66%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -48.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -50.7% and child population has decreased by -67.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jashpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -56.8% -66% -48.5% -50.7% -67.6%
Male -57.5% -66.4% -49.3% -51.5% -67.7%
Female -56.1% -65.5% -47.7% -49.9% -67.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1005 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 979, in schedule caste is 1009 and in schedule tribe is 1019. There are 980 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 33 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 3 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jashpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 33 27 30 32 3
2011 1005 979 1009 1019 980
2001 972 952 979 987 977

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Kansabel 1028 Nawatoli 1826 Kunkuri 1015
Farsabahar 1028 Jabla 1771 Pathalgaon 989
Duldula 1026 Gholeng 1761 Kotba 987
Pathalgaon 1006 Gudalu 1685 JashpurNagar 974
Kunkuri 1000 Rajpur 1391 JashpurNagar 967
Bagicha 996 Gina Bahar 1387 Bagicha 912
Jashpur 989 Ghatgaon 1333
Manora 976 Pakartoli 1328
Gowaru 1287
Ghaghra 1279

Literacy

Total about 5 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.8 lakh are male and about 2.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jashpur is 68%. 77% of male and 59% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 9% and female literacy rate has gone up by 17%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jashpur

Total Male Female
Change 13.1% 9.7% 17.0%
2011 67.9% 77.3% 58.6%
2001 54.8% 67.6% 41.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Jashpur 79 Hirapur 93 JashpurNagar 90
Kunkuri 75 Dipa Toli 92 JashpurNagar 89
Duldula 72 Gholeng 91 Kunkuri 86
Manora 71 Jariya 90 Pathalgaon 83
Kansabel 69 Hatklata 90 Bagicha 78
Farsabahar 66 Bematatoli 90 Kotba 68
Pathalgaon 63 Raipath 89
Bagicha 62 Jabla 89
Jokbahala 88
Patra Toli 87

Workers profile

Jashpur has 57% (about 4.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 62% male and 52% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 22% of total female population are main and 31% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jashpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 57.2% 34.2% 23% 42.8%
Male 62.1% 46.9% 15.2% 37.9%
Female 52.4% 21.6% 30.8% 47.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Jashpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kamarima 61.4 Bagicha 25.8
Pandrapat 57.1 Kotba 16.9
Sulesa 32.7 Pathalgaon 15
Ghoghar 31.3 JashpurNagar 13.7
Nakbar 27.2 JashpurNagar 13.7
Aarra 27.1 Kunkuri 7.5
Bhelwan 26.9
Sanna 25.7
Dumarkona 25.5
Mahnai 25.1