Barmer District Rural Part, with population of about 24.2 lakh is Rajasthan's the 6th most rural populous district, located in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Barmer district rural part is about 28 thousand km2 and it is the 3rd biggest rural district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 86 persons per km2. There are 8 sub districts in the district, among them Chohtan Rural is the most populous sub district with rural population of about 4.9 lakh and Ramsar Rural is the least populous sub district with rural population of about 1.1 lakh.

There are 2 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Barmer and Balotra Municipalities.

Demographics

The district is home to about 24.2 lakh people, among them about 12.7 lakh (53%) are male and about 11.5 lakh (47%) are female. 76% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barmer district rural part is 20%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 4.2 lakh households in the district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Barmer district rural part is 86 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2,421,914 1,841,161 408,568 172,185 475,218
Male 1,273,249 968,749 214,011 90,489 249,480
Female 1,148,665 872,412 194,557 81,696 225,738

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 87% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 900 in Muslims are 916.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barmer

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 2,421,914 2,099,586 306,508 867 247 113 13,012 32 1,549
Male 1,273,249 1,105,098 159,979 454 163 58 6,643 16 838
Female 1,148,665 994,488 146,529 413 84 55 6,369 16 711

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 33.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 18.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 33.6% which is 0.9% higher than male population growth rate of 32.7%. General caste population has increased by 30.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 41.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 48.6% and child population has increased by 15.4% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barmer

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 33.1% 30.1% 41.5% 48.6% 15.4%
Male 32.7% 29.8% 40.7% 47.4% 16.4%
Female 33.6% 30.5% 42.4% 50% 14.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 902 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 901, in schedule caste is 909 and in schedule tribe is 903. There are 905 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 15 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barmer

Total General SC ST Child
Change 6 5 11 16 -15
2011 902 901 909 903 905
2001 896 896 898 887 920

Literacy

Total about 10.7 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 7.1 lakh are male and about 3.6 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barmer is 55%. 69% of male and 39% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has decreased by -3%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone down by -3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barmer

Total Male Female
Change -2.8% -1.9% -3.4%
2011 54.8% 69.4% 38.6%
2001 57.6% 71.3% 42%

Workers profile

Barmer has 47% (about 11.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 44% female population are working population. 38% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 18% of total female population are main and 25% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barmer

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 47.4% 28.5% 18.8% 52.6%
Male 50.8% 37.7% 13.1% 49.2%
Female 43.6% 18.4% 25.2% 56.4%