Uttar Bastar Kanker District, with population of about 7.5 lakh is Chhattisgarh's the 5th least populous district, located in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Uttar Bastar Kanker district is 7161 km2 and it is the 10th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 105 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Pakhanjur is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.7 lakh and Durgkondal is the least populous sub district with population of about 64 thousand.

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

Demographics

The district is home to about 7.5 lakh people, among them about 3.7 lakh (50%) are male and about 3.8 lakh (50%) are female. 40% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 55% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Uttar Bastar Kanker district is 13%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 1.6 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 6.7 lakh) live in Uttar Bastar Kanker District rural part and 10% (about 77 thousand) population live in the Uttar Bastar Kanker District urban part. Rural population density of Uttar Bastar Kanker district is 95 and urban population density is 1213 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Uttar Bastar Kanker

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 748,941 302,628 31,543 414,770 100,099
Male 373,338 153,822 15,582 203,934 50,598
Female 375,603 148,806 15,961 210,836 49,501

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Uttar Bastar Kanker

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Pakhanjur 171000 Sambalpur 5083 Kanker 37442
Kanker 123650 Bande Colony 3308 Kanker 27541
Narharpur 110424 Basanwahi 3260 Pakhanjur 10201
Charama 106462 Kondagaon 3143 Charama 9707
Bhanupratappur 94937 Sarona 3097 Bhanupratappur 8125
Antagarh 78175 Chhotekapsi 3050 Antagarh 6777
Durgkondal 64293 Karrajaisa 3046 Narharpur 4509
Korar 2753
Koyali Beda 2730
Narayanpur 2664

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 84% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district all other religious communities contribute 16% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1002

Religion wise population 2011 - Uttar Bastar Kanker

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 748,941 627,460 6,040 4,007 552 2,213 1,071 105,869 1,729
Male 373,338 313,442 3,159 2,092 338 1,064 553 51,952 738
Female 375,603 314,018 2,881 1,915 214 1,149 518 53,917 991

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 15.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 15.1% which is 0.1% higher than male population growth rate of 15%. General caste population has increased by 17.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.6% and child population has decreased by -6.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Uttar Bastar Kanker

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.1% 17.2% 14% 13.6% -6.3%
Male 15% 18.1% 15.1% 12.8% -6.5%
Female 15.1% 16.3% 13% 14.5% -6.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1006 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 967, in schedule caste is 1024 and in schedule tribe is 1034. There are 978 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 1 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 - Uttar Bastar Kanker

Total General SC ST Child
Change 1 -15 -19 15 3
2011 1006 967 1024 1034 978
2001 1005 982 1043 1019 975

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Uttar Bastar Kanker

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Narharpur 1048 Ghodaghat 1600 Charama 1051
Charama 1041 Halmaledi 1579 Kanker 1037
Bhanupratappur 1026 Medanar 1471 Kanker 1033
Kanker 1021 Kanakpur 1466 Narharpur 1031
Antagarh 1002 Kotulbeda 1429 Bhanupratappur 1012
Durgkondal 996 Jhaliamari 1373 Antagarh 989
Pakhanjur 944 Hitoolbad 1370 Pakhanjur 900
Singanpur 1344
Kasadand 1341
Gunjnar 1337

Literacy

Total about 4.6 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.6 lakh are male and about 2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Uttar Bastar Kanker is 70%. 80% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by -3%. Male literacy has gone down by -3% and female literacy rate has gone down by -2%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Uttar Bastar Kanker

Total Male Female
Change -2.6% -2.7% -2.7%
2011 70.3% 80% 60.6%
2001 72.9% 82.7% 63.3%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Uttar Bastar Kanker

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Charama 77 Raghunathpur 94 Bhanupratappur 90
Kanker 77 Surawand 89 Kanker 89
Bhanupratappur 71 Gad Pichhawadi 89 Kanker 88
Narharpur 69 Ratanpur 89 Pakhanjur 87
Pakhanjur 68 Avadhpur 88 Narharpur 84
Durgkondal 63 Dhodrapahar 88 Antagarh 83
Antagarh 59 Bande Colony 87 Charama 82
Junwani 87
Tansi 87
Chanakyapuri 87

Workers profile

Uttar Bastar Kanker has 52% (about 3.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 46% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 28% of total female population are main and 18% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Uttar Bastar Kanker

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 52% 38.1% 13.9% 48%
Male 58.3% 48.2% 10.1% 41.7%
Female 45.8% 28.1% 17.6% 54.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Uttar Bastar Kanker

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mendra 53.6 Kanker 23.9
Padkalbenda 41.5 Kanker 23.9
Kesekodi 21.5 Narharpur 14.3
Bhainsasur 19.9 Pakhanjur 10.5
Khairkheda 17.7 Antagarh 9.5
Badegauri 16.7 Charama 3.8
Dhaneli 16.3 Bhanupratappur 1.3
Ghota 15.2
Porondi 14.9
Chilparas 14.3