Bikaner District Urban Part, with population of about 8 lakh is Rajasthan's the 5th most urban populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Bikaner district urban part is 210 km2 and it is the 12th biggest urban district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 3808 persons per km2. There are 5 sub districts in the district, among them Bikaner Urban is the most populous sub district with urban population of about 6.6 lakh and Kolayat Urban is the least populous sub district with urban population of 9684.

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 8 lakh people, among them about 4.2 lakh (52%) are male and about 3.8 lakh (48%) are female. 88% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Bikaner district urban part is 14%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.4 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Urban population density of Bikaner district urban part is 3808 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Bikaner

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 800,384 700,522 95,865 3,997 108,422
Male 419,367 367,193 49,982 2,192 56,896
Female 381,017 333,329 45,883 1,805 51,526

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 80% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 16% of the total population and Jains are the third largest religious community here with 3% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 901 in Muslims are 943 and in Jains are 994.

Religion wise population 2011 - Bikaner

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 800,384 637,933 127,482 1,381 6,080 185 26,392 30 901
Male 419,367 335,524 65,614 713 3,680 106 13,237 20 473
Female 381,017 302,409 61,868 668 2,400 79 13,155 10 428

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 34.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 37.1% which is 4.9% higher than male population growth rate of 32.2%. General caste population has increased by 34.4%; Schedule caste population has increased by 37.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -0.9% and child population has increased by 22% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 34.5% 34.4% 37.8% -0.9% 22%
Male 32.2% 31.9% 36.3% -1.2% 22.3%
Female 37.1% 37.1% 39.3% -0.6% 21.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 909 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 908, in schedule caste is 918 and in schedule tribe is 823. There are 906 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 33 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 4 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total General SC ST Child
Change 33 34 20 5 -4
2011 909 908 918 823 906
2001 876 874 898 818 910

Literacy

Total about 5.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 3.1 lakh are male and about 2.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Bikaner is 78%. 86% of male and 70% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Bikaner

Total Male Female
Change 2.5% 1.0% 4.6%
2011 78% 85.7% 69.5%
2001 75.5% 84.7% 64.9%

Workers profile

Bikaner has 32% (about 2.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 10% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 4% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Bikaner

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.8% 28.3% 3.4% 68.2%
Male 51.6% 47.6% 4% 48.4%
Female 9.9% 7.1% 2.8% 90.1%