Dakshin Bastar Dantewada District, with population of about 5.3 lakh is Chhattisgarh's the 3rd least populous district, located in the state Chhattisgarh in India. Total geographical area of Dakshin Bastar Dantewada district is 8298 km2 and it is the 6th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 64 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Konta is the most populous sub district with population of about 1.1 lakh and Katekalyan is the least populous sub district with population of about 43 thousand.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bade Bacheli and Kirandul Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 5.3 lakh people, among them about 2.6 lakh (49%) are male and about 2.7 lakh (51%) are female. 21% of the whole population are from general caste, 2% are from schedule caste and 77% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dakshin Bastar Dantewada district is 15%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 1.2 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 82% (about 4.4 lakh) live in Dakshin Bastar Dantewada District rural part and 18% (about 96 thousand) population live in the Dakshin Bastar Dantewada District urban part. Rural population density of Dakshin Bastar Dantewada district is 54 and urban population density is 672 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 533,638 110,387 12,996 410,255 79,637
Male 264,142 57,763 6,648 199,731 39,718
Female 269,496 52,624 6,348 210,524 39,919

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Konta 105596 Karli 6892 Bade Bacheli 21435
Dantewada 94351 Chhindgarh 4652 Kirandul 18887
Gidam 80552 Metapal 4435 Sukma 13926
Chhindgarh 79672 Gadiras 4103 Dantewada 13633
Kuakonda 65241 Pakela 3680 Geedam 7440
Sukma 64891 Badegudra 3615 Dornapal 7238
Katekalyan 43335 Tongpal 3481 Konta 7038
Kora 3409 Barsur 6636
Balood 3352
Tikanpal 3221

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1024 in Muslims are 917

Religion wise population 2011 - Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 533,638 513,915 6,437 4,888 457 352 1,044 6,071 474
Male 264,142 253,910 3,357 2,437 260 193 567 3,145 273
Female 269,496 260,005 3,080 2,451 197 159 477 2,926 201

Growth of population

Population of the district has decreased by -25.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 7.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is -25.7% which is 0.3% higher than male population growth rate of -26%. General caste population has decreased by -15.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -46.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -27.4% and child population has decreased by -40.2% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -25.8% -15.3% -46.2% -27.4% -40.2%
Male -26% -13.9% -45.3% -28.1% -39.9%
Female -25.7% -16.9% -47.1% -26.7% -40.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1020 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 911, in schedule caste is 955 and in schedule tribe is 1054. There are 1005 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 4 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 9 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Total General SC ST Child
Change 4 -32 -34 19 -9
2011 1020 911 955 1054 1005
2001 1016 943 989 1035 1014

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Katekalyan 1090 Telawarti 2034 Barsur 1049
Chhindgarh 1064 Madkamiras 1614 Geedam 1010
Sukma 1034 Itagupha 1500 Sukma 947
Kuakonda 1030 Chingawaram 1500 Bade Bacheli 936
Dantewada 1006 Arbe 1481 Kirandul 932
Gidam 1004 Chhotehadma Munda 1463 Dantewada 864
Konta 972 Keratong 1448 Konta 846
Mutheli 1447 Dornapal 746
Pujaripal 1403
Pusguda 1396

Literacy

Total about 1.9 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 75 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dakshin Bastar Dantewada is 42%. 52% of male and 33% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 12%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Total Male Female
Change 11.9% 12.1% 11.8%
2011 42.1% 51.9% 32.5%
2001 30.2% 39.8% 20.7%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kuakonda 58 Pedka 87 Kirandul 84
Gidam 52 Nakulnar 85 Dantewada 83
Dantewada 51 Halbaras 81 Geedam 80
Sukma 42 Golapalli 81 Bade Bacheli 78
Chhindgarh 39 Tongpal 80 Dornapal 75
Konta 28 Kodenar 78 Konta 75
Katekalyan 23 Kadampal 73 Sukma 74
Chitalanka 72 Barsur 70
Cherpal 72
Haurnar 70

Workers profile

Dakshin Bastar Dantewada has 54% (about 2.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 49% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 24% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 53.7% 34.5% 19.2% 46.3%
Male 58% 45.3% 12.7% 42%
Female 49.5% 24% 25.5% 50.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dakshin Bastar Dantewada

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kankerlanka 215.7 Bade Bacheli 35.3
Chintagupha 208 Sukma 31
Bedre 206.2 Barsur 27.3
Singaram 118.4 Dantewada 15.9
Pidmel 94.6 Kirandul 10.6
Badesatti 65.7 Geedam 9.2
Errabore 54.3 Dornapal 7.9
Metapal 46.4 Konta 5.9
Sirsatti 46.3
Gogunda 45.9