Chhattisgarh State Rural Part, with population of about 2 crore is India's the 15th least rural populous state. Total geographical area of Chhattisgarh state rural part is about 1.3 lakh km2 and it is the 10th biggest rural state by area in the country. Population density of the state is 149 persons per km2. There are 18 districts in the state, among them Raipur Rural is the most populous district with rural population of about 25.8 lakh and Narayanpur Rural is the least populous district with rural population of about 1.2 lakh. Surguja Rural is the biggest district in the state with an rural area of about 16 thousand km2 and Janjgir - Champa Rural is the smallest with 3648 km2.

Demographics

The state is home to about 2 crore people, among them about 98 lakh (50%) are male and about 98.1 lakh (50%) are female. 50% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 37% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chhattisgarh state rural part is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 43.7 lakh households in the state and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Rural population density of Chhattisgarh state rural part is 149 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chhattisgarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19,607,961 9,864,930 2,511,949 7,231,082 2,924,941
Male 9,797,426 4,961,733 1,258,559 3,577,134 1,479,586
Female 9,810,535 4,903,197 1,253,390 3,653,948 1,445,355

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the state all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1001

Religion wise population 2011 - Chhattisgarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 19,607,961 18,564,147 156,540 356,014 5,453 24,360 6,143 477,073 18,231
Male 9,797,426 9,279,003 79,398 176,500 3,088 12,065 3,209 235,118 9,045
Female 9,810,535 9,285,144 77,142 179,514 2,365 12,295 2,934 241,955 9,186

Growth of population

Population of the state has increased by 17.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 crore. Female population growth rate of the state is 17.6% which is -0.3% lower than male population growth rate of 17.9%. General caste population has increased by 16.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 32.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.4% and child population has decreased by -1.3% in the state since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chhattisgarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 17.8% 16.3% 32.3% 15.4% -1.3%
Male 17.9% 16.7% 32.7% 15.2% -1.1%
Female 17.6% 15.9% 31.9% 15.7% -1.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1001 females per 1000 male in the state. Sex ratio in general caste is 988, in schedule caste is 996 and in schedule tribe is 1021. There are 977 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the state. Overall sex ratio in the state has decreased by 3 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chhattisgarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -3 -7 -6 4 -5
2011 1001 988 996 1021 977
2001 1004 995 1002 1017 982

Literacy

Total about 1 crore people in the state are literate, among them about 64 lakh are male and about 46.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of CHHATTISGARH is 66%. 77% of male and 55% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the state has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chhattisgarh

Total Male Female
Change 5.5% 2.9% 8.1%
2011 66% 77% 55.1%
2001 60.5% 74.1% 47%

Workers profile

CHHATTISGARH has 51% (about 1 crore) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 46% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 23% of total female population are main and 23% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chhattisgarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 51.3% 32.5% 18.9% 48.7%
Male 56.4% 42% 14.4% 43.6%
Female 46.3% 22.9% 23.3% 53.7%