Rajgarh District, with population of about 15.5 lakh is Madhya Pradesh's the 19th most populous district, located in the state Madhya Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Rajgarh district is 6153 km2 and it is the 26th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 251 persons per km2. There are 7 sub districts in the district, among them Biaora is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.8 lakh and Pachore is the least populous sub district with population of about 1.7 lakh.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Biaora Municipality and Out Growth; Biaora, Sarangpur and Narsinghgarh Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 15.5 lakh people, among them about 7.9 lakh (51%) are male and about 7.6 lakh (49%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 19% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajgarh district is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3.5 lakh households in the district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 82% (about 12.7 lakh) live in Rajgarh District rural part and 18% (about 2.8 lakh) population live in the Rajgarh District urban part. Rural population density of Rajgarh district is 213 and urban population density is 1526 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajgarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,545,814 1,196,345 295,718 53,751 231,987
Male 790,212 611,475 151,260 27,477 120,815
Female 755,602 584,870 144,458 26,274 111,172

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Rajgarh

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Biaora 280576 Kurawar 13917 Biaora 49093
Narsinghgarh 278166 Padhana 6987 Biaora 47663
Rajgarh 239787 Kotdi Kalan 6711 Sarangpur 37435
Jirapur 199675 Iklera 6652 Narsinghgarh 32329
Khilchipur 191065 Padlya Mataji 5598 Rajgarh 29726
Sarangpur 186082 Peepalya Kulmi 5101 Pachore 27396
Pachore 170463 Sandaota 5003 Jirapur 21724
Mandawar 4897 Khilchipur 18928
Bhayana 4441 Khujner 10785
Ghogadpur 4168 Suthaliya 10596

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 955 in Muslims are 964.

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajgarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,545,814 1,433,879 106,928 1,243 460 121 1,599 50 1,534
Male 790,212 733,255 54,442 587 246 59 806 27 790
Female 755,602 700,624 52,486 656 214 62 793 23 744

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 23.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 24.9% which is 3.2% higher than male population growth rate of 21.7%. General caste population has increased by 21.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 35.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.5% and child population has decreased by -0.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajgarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 23.3% 21.1% 35.2% 13.5% -0.1%
Male 21.7% 19.6% 33.7% 11.8% 0.8%
Female 24.9% 22.7% 36.8% 15.2% -1.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 956 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 956, in schedule caste is 955 and in schedule tribe is 956. There are 920 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 24 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajgarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change 24 24 21 28 -18
2011 956 956 955 956 920
2001 932 932 934 928 938

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jirapur 975 Bans Khedi 3000 Khujner 985
Khilchipur 974 Rugnathpura 1529 Khilchipur 971
Rajgarh 959 Hatepur 1500 Jirapur 966
Pachore 951 Kalikabey 1500 Machalpur 963
Sarangpur 950 Motipura 1500 Chhapiheda 956
Narsinghgarh 949 Mangalpura 1417 Rajgarh 950
Biaora 944 Kotra 1333 Boda 947
Nag Khedi 1333 Biaora 946
Purasevani 1324 Pachore 946
Kelghata 1324 Talen 946

Literacy

Total about 8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.9 lakh are male and about 3.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajgarh is 61%. 73% of male and 49% 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 - Rajgarh

Total Male Female
Change 7.5% 3.9% 11.8%
2011 61.2% 73% 48.9%
2001 53.7% 69.1% 37.1%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pachore 67 Bagripura 100 Rajgarh 84
Sarangpur 66 Gokulpura 97 Narsinghgarh 82
Narsinghgarh 66 Baoli 93 Biaora 80
Biaora 62 Amlawata 90 Biaora 80
Jirapur 58 Ank Kheda 90 Khilchipur 78
Rajgarh 56 Limboda 89 Jirapur 77
Khilchipur 54 Khaspura 88 Khujner 76
Jamoniya (Malawar) 88 Pachore 76
Lalia Khedi 87 Sarangpur 75
Hada Hedi 87 Boda 73

Workers profile

Rajgarh has 48% (about 7.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 42% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 23% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajgarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 48.2% 30.5% 17.7% 51.8%
Male 54.4% 42% 12.4% 45.6%
Female 41.8% 18.6% 23.2% 58.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rajgarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Gandhigram 33.3 Pachore 25.8
Iklera 21.4 Talen 23.4
Berasia 20.6 Boda 21.8
Mandawar 19.4 Machalpur 21.5
Todi 18.9 Khujner 20.4
Kotdi Kalan 17.9 Suthaliya 15.2
Bisonya 17.8 Narsinghgarh 13
Badodiya Talab 16.6 Jirapur 9.3
Limachauhan 16.6 Rajgarh 7.8
Ghogadpur 15.3 Biaora 7