Bikaner District, with population of about 23.6 lakh is Rajasthan's the 11th most populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Bikaner district is about 30 thousand km2 and it is the 2nd biggest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 78 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Bikaner is the most populous sub district with population of about 9.2 lakh and Poogal is the least populous sub district with population of about 67 thousand.

There are 4 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Bikaner (M Corp.) Municipal Corporation; Nokha (M), Dungargarh (M) and Deshnoke (M) Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 23.6 lakh people, among them about 12.4 lakh (52%) are male and about 11.2 lakh (48%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 21% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bikaner district is 17%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 3.8 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 66% (about 15.6 lakh) live in Bikaner District rural part and 34% (about 8 lakh) population live in the Bikaner District urban part. Rural population density of Bikaner district is 52 and urban population density is 3808 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bikaner

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,363,937 1,862,512 493,646 7,779 400,554
Male 1,240,801 977,062 259,532 4,207 209,952
Female 1,123,136 885,450 234,114 3,572 190,602

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Bikaner

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Bikaner 919706 Lunkaransar 22931 Bikaner (M Corp.) 644406
Nokha 436876 Napasar 22893 Nokha (M) 62699
Sridungargarh 294319 Panchoo 17370 Dungargarh (M) 53294
Kolayat 261028 Jasrasar 13418 Deshnoke (M) 18470
Lunkaransar 213627 Momasar 13337 Beriyawali (CT) 11831
Khajuwala 88730 Riri 10869 Kolayat (CT) 9684
Chhatargarh 82488 Sarunda 10375
Poogal 67163 Kaloo 10334
Chhataragarh 9761
Palana 9331

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 88% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 10% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 902 in Muslims are 939 and in Jains are 990.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bikaner

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,363,937 2,073,356 235,741 1,901 20,072 285 30,850 79 1,653
Male 1,240,801 1,090,379 121,562 1,022 11,244 160 15,500 40 894
Female 1,123,136 982,977 114,179 879 8,828 125 15,350 39 759

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 41.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 16.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 42.5% which is 2.5% higher than male population growth rate of 40%. General caste population has increased by 39.6%; Schedule caste population has increased by 47.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 30.8% and child population has increased by 22.6% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 41.2% 39.6% 47.7% 30.8% 22.6%
Male 40% 38.3% 47.1% 28.6% 23.2%
Female 42.5% 41.1% 48.3% 33.6% 22%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 905 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 906, in schedule caste is 902 and in schedule tribe is 849. There are 908 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 15 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 8 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total General SC ST Child
Change 15 17 7 32 -8
2011 905 906 902 849 908
2001 890 889 895 817 916

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sridungargarh 921 Chak Beethnokh 1667 Dungargarh (M) 939
Lunkaransar 918 Sridungargarh (rural) 1500 Deshnoke (M) 937
Nokha 907 Chak Bhanwariya 1474 Nokha (M) 928
Chhatargarh 906 9 MKD 1359 Bikaner (M Corp.) 904
Bikaner 903 Sharah Gujarayat 1333 Kolayat (CT) 895
Khajuwala 891 Sharah Karnet 1294 Beriyawali (CT) 887
Kolayat 890 Alauda 1174
Poogal 888 Chak No. 7 1174
Dand Khurd 1162
Sharah Kalasar 1132

Literacy

Total about 12.8 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.8 lakh are male and about 5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bikaner is 65%. 76% of male and 53% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 8%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total Male Female
Change 8.2% 5.9% 11.2%
2011 65.1% 75.9% 53.2%
2001 56.9% 70% 42%

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

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bikaner 74 Mahajan Fieldfiring Range 100 Bikaner (M Corp.) 79
Khajuwala 64 Sharah Kulera 100 Nokha (M) 77
Lunkaransar 61 Kishnayat Budhan 100 Beriyawali (CT) 76
Nokha 61 Chak Bandha No.3 100 Dungargarh (M) 71
Sridungargarh 60 Sharah Thoomli 84 Deshnoke (M) 67
Kolayat 57 Derjogran 83 Kolayat (CT) 61
Chhatargarh 52 Khara 83
Poogal 50 12 KJD 83
Lalsinghpura 83
Puranwala 82

Workers profile

Bikaner has 42% (about 9.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 31% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 13% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bikaner

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 41.7% 31.8% 9.9% 58.3%
Male 51.6% 44.9% 6.7% 48.4%
Female 30.8% 17.4% 13.3% 69.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Bikaner

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mahajan Fieldfiring Range 1364.1 Bikaner (M Corp.) 155
Ballar 323.9 Nokha (M) 11.2
Dantaur 285.6 Beriyawali (CT) 9
Beethnokh 275.8 Dungargarh (M) 5.7
Amarpura 201.7 Deshnoke (M) 5
Jodhasar 190.4 Kolayat (CT) 5
Nosera 187.1
Chhataragarh 180.2
Jaitpur 177.7
Satasar 177