Raigarh District, with population of about 14.9 lakh is Chhattisgarh's the 7th most populous district, located in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Raigarh district is 7086 km2 and it is the 9th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 211 persons per km2. There are 9 sub districts in the district, among them Raigarh is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.1 lakh and Gharghoda is the least populous sub district with population of about 79 thousand.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Raigarh Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Raigarh Municipal Corporation; and Kharsia Municipality.

Demographics

The district is home to about 14.9 lakh people, among them about 7.5 lakh (50%) are male and about 7.4 lakh (50%) are female. 51% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 34% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raigarh district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 3.7 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 84% (about 12.5 lakh) live in Raigarh District rural part and 16% (about 2.5 lakh) population live in the Raigarh District urban part. Rural population density of Raigarh district is 180 and urban population density is 1707 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,493,984 763,433 224,942 505,609 195,069
Male 750,278 387,694 112,111 250,473 100,204
Female 743,706 375,739 112,831 255,136 94,865

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Raigarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Raigarh 307513 Sarangarh 6799 Raigarh 150019
Sarangarh 229603 Kudumkela 5914 Raigarh 137126
Udaipur (Dharamjaigarh) 207030 Tamnar 5465 Kharsia 18939
Baramkela 151399 Khairpur 4953 Sarangarh 14954
Kharsia 150627 Kosir 4755 Dharamjaigarh 14354
Pusour 139799 Vijaynagar 4554 Kirodimalnagar 13102
Lailunga 130613 Gahna Jhariya 4519 Gharghoda 9455
Tamnar 97975 Patrapali 4287 Lailunga 8208
Gharghoda 79425 Garh Umariya 4206 Sariya 6927
Traimal 3951 Baramkela 5600

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Christians which contribute 3% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 992 in Christians are 1012 and in Muslims are 872.

Religion wise population 2011 - Raigarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,493,984 1,422,986 17,332 47,653 2,117 781 409 1,782 924
Male 750,278 714,205 9,258 23,682 1,117 407 214 894 501
Female 743,706 708,781 8,074 23,971 1,000 374 195 888 423

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 18.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 17.9% which is -0.3% lower than male population growth rate of 18.2%. General caste population has increased by 19.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.9% and child population has decreased by -3.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 18.1% 19.6% 25.1% 12.9% -3.2%
Male 18.2% 20.1% 25.4% 12.6% -2.3%
Female 17.9% 19.1% 24.9% 13.3% -4.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 991 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 969, in schedule caste is 1006 and in schedule tribe is 1019. There are 947 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 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -3 -8 -5 7 -17
2011 991 969 1006 1019 947
2001 994 977 1011 1012 964

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Gharghoda 1019 Putiya 1875 Sarangarh 1015
Sarangarh 1011 Jotpur 1778 Lailunga 988
Lailunga 1008 Mohandi 1431 Baramkela 987
Udaipur (Dharamjaigarh) 1004 Sendhmal 1429 Pusaur 987
Kharsia 1003 Chherchuchi 1391 Sariya 984
Pusour 990 Saramdega 1371 Dharamjaigarh 972
Baramkela 990 Ram Bhantha 1319 Gharghoda 958
Tamnar 986 Thirri Ama 1311 Raigarh 953
Raigarh 952 Suhai 1310 Raigarh 952
Angekela 1288 Kharsia 942

Literacy

Total about 9.5 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.4 lakh are male and about 4.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raigarh is 73%. 83% of male and 63% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total Male Female
Change 3.1% 0.8% 5.4%
2011 73.3% 83.5% 63%
2001 70.2% 82.7% 57.6%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Raigarh 82 Koanuwatal 97 Raigarh 87
Pusour 79 Charmar 97 Raigarh 87
Kharsia 77 Chhote Deogaon 95 Kirodimalnagar 85
Baramkela 75 Chhirpani 93 Kharsia 85
Tamnar 74 Malideh 93 Sarangarh 85
Sarangarh 71 Kari Chhapar 93 Pusaur 83
Gharghoda 67 Tihli Rampur 92 Sariya 83
Lailunga 64 Siha 92 Gharghoda 80
Udaipur (Dharamjaigarh) 62 Agasmar 91 Baramkela 80
Jotpur 91 Dharamjaigarh 80

Workers profile

Raigarh has 46% (about 6.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 35% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 17% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raigarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.2% 32.5% 13.7% 53.8%
Male 57.2% 47.2% 10% 42.8%
Female 35.1% 17.6% 17.5% 64.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Raigarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Vijaynagar 31.8 Raigarh 33.7
Kudumkela 31.6 Raigarh 33.7
Udauda 31.1 Dharamjaigarh 31.3
Natwarpur 27.9 Pusaur 16
Sithara 22.1 Gharghoda 13
Gahna Jhariya 20.4 Sariya 8.8
Kaya 19.2 Baramkela 6.8
Sisringa 18.9 Kharsia 3.2
Krondha 18.8 Sarangarh 2.7
Charratangar 18.6 Kirodimalnagar 2