Chhatarpur District, with population of about 17.6 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 13th most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Chhatarpur district is 8687 km2 and it is the 7th biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 203 persons per km2. There are 11 sub districts in the district, among them Chhatarpur is the most populous sub district with population of about 3.6 lakh and Buxwaha is the least populous sub district with population of about 90 thousand.

There are 3 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Chhatarpur Municipality and Out Growth; Chhatarpur and Nowgong Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 17.6 lakh people, among them about 9.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 8.3 lakh (47%) are female. 73% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 4% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chhatarpur district is 16%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 3.6 lakh households in the district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 77% (about 13.6 lakh) live in Chhatarpur District rural part and 23% (about 4 lakh) population live in the Chhatarpur District urban part. Rural population density of Chhatarpur district is 164 and urban population density is 1074 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chhatarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,762,375 1,283,465 405,313 73,597 282,794
Male 936,121 682,782 215,258 38,081 148,861
Female 826,254 600,683 190,055 35,516 133,933

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Chhatarpur

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Chhatarpur 359338 Alipura 8341 Chhatarpur 142128
Rajnagar 255004 Kurraha 7422 Chhatarpur 133464
Gaurihar 187093 Bamnora Kalan 6878 Nowgong 40580
Nowgong 182233 Bachhon 6718 Khajuraho 24481
Bijawar 173380 Angor 6669 Maharajpur 23328
Bada Malhera 110935 Sarwai 6578 Laundi 22002
Maharajpur 105051 Isha Nagar 6510 Bijawar 20513
Chandla 100601 Lugasi 6228 Harpalpur 18529
Laundi 99946 Mau (Sahaniya-81) 6104 Bada Malhera 18335
Ghuwara 98517 Khajwa 5892 Rajnagar 14253

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 4% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 881 in Muslims are 918.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chhatarpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,762,375 1,676,918 70,351 1,980 968 250 10,409 102 1,397
Male 936,121 891,578 36,670 953 503 124 5,450 52 791
Female 826,254 785,340 33,681 1,027 465 126 4,959 50 606

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 20.5% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 18.7%. General caste population has increased by 18.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 42.6% and child population has decreased by -2.3% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chhatarpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.5% 18.8% 18.2% 42.6% -2.3%
Male 18.7% 18.1% 17.2% 41.7% -1.4%
Female 20.5% 19.7% 19.3% 43.7% -3.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 883 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 880, in schedule caste is 883 and in schedule tribe is 933. There are 900 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 14 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 - Chhatarpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 14 12 16 14 -17
2011 883 880 883 933 900
2001 869 868 867 919 917

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Nowgong 900 Jhawarra 1661 Satai 923
Rajnagar 891 Kudail(Kudel-81) 1206 Harpalpur 915
Chhatarpur 890 Motipurwa 1192 Chandla 911
Bijawar 887 Harduwa 1185 Ghuwara 902
Maharajpur 885 Bedpura 1178 Maharajpur 901
Bada Malhera 882 Ghughari 1135 Bada Malhera 899
Ghuwara 881 Karri 1116 Barigarh 899
Buxwaha 870 Ama(Aman-81) 1107 Buxwaha 896
Laundi 868 Kariya Kachhar 1105 Chhatarpur 893
Chandla 866 Chapner 1087 Bijawar 893

Literacy

Total about 9.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 5.7 lakh are male and about 3.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chhatarpur is 64%. 73% of male and 54% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chhatarpur

Total Male Female
Change 10.4% 7.4% 14.3%
2011 63.7% 72.7% 53.6%
2001 53.3% 65.3% 39.3%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Nowgong 70 Rasuiya Thakuran 93 Nowgong 87
Chhatarpur 68 Kachguwan 88 Chhatarpur 83
Laundi 66 Kanbhaee 86 Chhatarpur 83
Gaurihar 65 Bajaura 86 Harpalpur 83
Buxwaha 65 Devi Kheda 83 Buxwaha 78
Maharajpur 64 Birpura(Virpura-81) 83 Laundi 77
Chandla 62 Imiliya 82 Chandla 76
Rajnagar 60 Chaktapuwa 82 Bada Malhera 75
Bada Malhera 59 Ragoliya 82 Bijawar 74
Ghuwara 59 Barbai 82 Amanganj 74

Workers profile

Chhatarpur has 43% (about 7.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 33% female population are working population. 43% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chhatarpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42.7% 31.4% 11.2% 57.3%
Male 51.4% 43.1% 8.3% 48.6%
Female 32.7% 18.2% 14.5% 67.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chhatarpur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Sukwaha 48.6 Khajuraho 59.8
Jaitpur 37.8 Barigarh 32.9
Shahgarh 37 Garhi - Malhera 28.4
Dharampura 36.4 Rajnagar 27.9
Kharyani 36.3 Bada Malhera 27.2
Bajna 36.3 Bijawar 25.7
Angor 35.2 Laundi 25
Bachhon 33.4 Chandla 24.9
Lugasi 32.6 Satai 23.5
Gahbara 31.7 Ghuwara 23.5