Bikaner District Rural Part, with population of about 15.6 lakh is Rajasthan's the 14th most rural populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Bikaner district rural part is about 30 thousand km2 and it is the 2nd biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 52 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Nokha Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 3.7 lakh and Poogal Rural is the least populous sub district with rural 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 15.6 lakh people, among them about 8.2 lakh (53%) are male and about 7.4 lakh (47%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 25% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bikaner district rural part is 19%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.4 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Bikaner district rural part is 52 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bikaner

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,563,553 1,161,990 397,781 3,782 292,132
Male 821,434 609,869 209,550 2,015 153,056
Female 742,119 552,121 188,231 1,767 139,076

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% 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 902 in Muslims are 935.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bikaner

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,563,553 1,435,423 108,259 520 13,992 100 4,458 49 752
Male 821,434 754,855 55,948 309 7,564 54 2,263 20 421
Female 742,119 680,568 52,311 211 6,428 46 2,195 29 331

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 44.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 10.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 45.4% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of 44.4%. General caste population has increased by 43%; Schedule caste population has increased by 50.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 98% and child population has increased by 22.8% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 44.9% 43% 50.3% 98% 22.8%
Male 44.4% 42.5% 50% 91.4% 23.5%
Female 45.4% 43.6% 50.7% 106.2% 22.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 903 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 905, in schedule caste is 898 and in schedule tribe is 877. There are 909 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 6 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 7 4 63 -10
2011 903 905 898 877 909
2001 897 898 894 814 919

Literacy

Total about 7.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 4.7 lakh are male and about 2.7 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bikaner is 58%. 71% of male and 44% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 10% and female literacy rate has gone up by 16%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total Male Female
Change 12.4% 9.5% 15.9%
2011 58.1% 70.6% 44.3%
2001 45.7% 61.1% 28.4%

Workers profile

Bikaner has 47% (about 7.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 41% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bikaner

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 46.8% 33.6% 13.2% 53.2%
Male 51.6% 43.5% 8.1% 48.4%
Female 41.5% 22.7% 18.8% 58.5%