Bilaspur District, with population of about 26.6 lakh is Chhattisgarh's the 3rd most populous district, located in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Bilaspur district is 8272 km2 and it is the 7th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 322 persons per km2. There are 11 sub districts in the district, among them Bilaspur is the most populous sub district with population of about 6.4 lakh and Pendra is the least populous sub district with population of about 85 thousand.

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

Demographics

The district is home to about 26.6 lakh people, among them about 13.5 lakh (51%) are male and about 13.1 lakh (49%) are female. 61% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bilaspur district is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 6 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 74% (about 19.8 lakh) live in Bilaspur District rural part and 26% (about 6.8 lakh) population live in the Bilaspur District urban part. Rural population density of Bilaspur district is 249 and urban population density is 2328 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bilaspur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,663,629 1,612,168 552,992 498,469 407,835
Male 1,351,574 822,181 281,221 248,172 207,995
Female 1,312,055 789,987 271,771 250,297 199,840

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bilaspur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bilaspur 644928 Seepat 11311 Bilaspur 365579
Masturi 297726 Birkoni 9014 Mungeli 36450
Takhatpur 297724 Ghutku 8835 Mungeli 31250
Lormi 274859 Mopka 7438 Tifra 30465
Mungeli 249229 Khamtarai 7071 Ratanpur 24636
Kota 228358 Gataura 7070 Lingiyadih 22209
Pathariya 177619 Loharsi 6888 Takhatpur 19968
Bilha 156766 Paunsara 6169 Sirgitti 18428
Pendra Road Gorella 134135 Masturi 5928 Kota 18405
Marwahi 116804 Parsada 5878 Gaurella 18165

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 970 in Muslims are 959

Religion wise population 2011 - Bilaspur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,663,629 2,540,763 57,973 20,745 6,373 2,979 2,357 29,122 3,317
Male 1,351,574 1,289,900 29,589 10,044 3,337 1,525 1,203 14,411 1,565
Female 1,312,055 1,250,863 28,384 10,701 3,036 1,454 1,154 14,711 1,752

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 33.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 20 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 33.3% which is 0% lower than male population growth rate of 33.3%. General caste population has increased by 30.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 49.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 25.5% and child population has increased by 17.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bilaspur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 33.3% 30.8% 49.8% 25.5% 17.2%
Male 33.3% 30.9% 49.7% 25.3% 17.4%
Female 33.3% 30.8% 49.9% 25.7% 16.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 971 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 961, in schedule caste is 966 and in schedule tribe is 1009. There are 961 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bilaspur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 -1 1 3 -4
2011 971 961 966 1009 961
2001 971 962 965 1006 965

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Marwahi 1015 Dani Pendri 1714 Sargaon 1003
Pendra 1001 Bedkhodara 1640 Pathariya 983
Masturi 985 Koalari 1500 Lormi 981
Lormi 978 Nawagaon 1444 Deori 974
Kota 978 Janjiradih 1432 Pendra 973
Pendra Road Gorella 978 Dumariha 1359 Bodri 973
Bilha 977 Mahadevgarh 1354 Mungeli 969
Pathariya 972 Chhirha Kapa 1297 Mungeli 965
Mungeli 972 Ghosarra 1275 Takhatpur 964
Takhatpur 960 Ramhepur 1273 Mehmand 960

Literacy

Total about 16 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 9.3 lakh are male and about 6.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bilaspur is 71%. 82% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bilaspur

Total Male Female
Change 7.3% 3.1% 11.5%
2011 70.8% 81.5% 59.7%
2001 63.5% 78.4% 48.2%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bilaspur 83 Jangalpur 94 Bilaspur 88
Takhatpur 70 Chitwakapa 92 Bilaspur 88
Kota 69 Kaithnawagaon 92 Bilaspur 88
Masturi 68 Putupatera 92 Bilaspur 87
Bilha 68 Tumdi 92 Gaurella 86
Pendra 68 Madanpur 91 Lingiyadih 85
Mungeli 67 Pipra 88 Pendra 84
Pathariya 65 Amamuda 87 Koni 84
Marwahi 65 Nagopahari 87 Deori 83
Pendra Road Gorella 64 Dani Pendri 87 Mungeli 83

Workers profile

Bilaspur has 45% (about 12 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 37% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 17% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bilaspur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.2% 31% 14.1% 54.8%
Male 52.9% 41.3% 11.6% 47.1%
Female 37.2% 20.4% 16.7% 62.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bilaspur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Achanakmar 56.6 Bilaspur 48.5
Mohali 44.2 Ratanpur 44.3
Katra 42.5 Gaurella 25
Semardarri 38.4 Mungeli 18.8
Usarh 35.3 Mungeli 18.8
Umarkhohi 35.1 Pendra 18.7
Bodsara 26.3 Bodri 18
Newri Nawapara 24.4 Pathariya 16.6
Dungra 23 Malhar 14.2
Magurda 22.2 Sakari 11.5