Gorakhpur Tahsil, with population of about 16.3 lakh is Gorakhpur district's the most populous sub district, located in Gorakhpur district of the state Uttar Pradesh in India. There are 440 villages in the sub district, among them Jangl Dhoosar is the most populous village with population of about 14 thousand and Taldohr is the least populous village with population of 5. Karmaina is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 32 km2 and Narharpur Atraulia is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 7 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Gorakhpur Municipal Corporation; Pipraich Nagar Panchayat; Harsewakpur No.2, Jangl Hakeem No 2, Bargo, Lahsari and Air Force Area Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 16.3 lakh people, among them about 8.5 lakh (52%) are male and about 7.8 lakh (48%) are female. 85% of the whole population are from general caste, 15% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gorakhpur tahsil is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 2.6 lakh households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 56% (about 9.1 lakh) live in Gorakhpur Sub District rural part and 44% (about 7.2 lakh) population live in the Gorakhpur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1,629,421 1,380,607 243,036 5,778 217,071
Male 848,449 718,571 126,884 2,994 113,894
Female 780,972 662,036 116,152 2,784 103,177

Most populated Villages and Cities in Gorakhpur

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 86% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 13% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 916 in Muslims are 943.

Religion wise population 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 1,629,421 1,394,289 219,328 6,488 1,433 840 303 81 6,659
Male 848,449 727,547 112,905 3,280 731 424 156 41 3,365
Female 780,972 666,742 106,423 3,208 702 416 147 40 3,294

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 15.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 14.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 16.4% which is 1.3% higher than male population growth rate of 15.1%. General caste population has increased by 17.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 4.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 917.3% and child population has decreased by -9.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15.7% 17.5% 4.5% 917.3% -9.3%
Male 15.1% 16.7% 4.9% 898% -7.9%
Female 16.4% 18.4% 4.2% 938.8% -10.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 920 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 921, in schedule caste is 915 and in schedule tribe is 930. There are 906 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the sub district. Overall sex ratio in the sub district has increased by 10 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total General SC ST Child
Change 10 13 -6 37 -30
2011 920 921 915 930 906
2001 910 908 921 893 936

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Gorakhpur

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jot Bhagra No2 3000 Lahsari 954
Aura Tari 1625 Jangl Hakeem No 2 944
Khutwa 1528 Bargo 920
Baywaharia 1519 Pipraich 919
Upadhavlee 1454 Gorakhpur 903
Barasit 1369 Harsewakpur No.2 896
Baghari 1333 Air Force Area 688
Karhya 1333
Bhairawa 1308
Sonva Ah. 1302

Literacy

Total about 10.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 6 lakh are male and about 4.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gorakhpur is 73%. 82% of male and 64% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gorakhpur

Total Male Female
Change 10.1% 7.1% 13.7%
2011 73.3% 82.3% 63.6%
2001 63.2% 75.2% 49.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Gorakhpur

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Taldohr 100 Air Force Area 93
Bharwalia Buzurg 90 Gorakhpur 84
Konee 88 Bargo 80
Bhairawa 88 Pipraich 78
Pathrara 87 Lahsari 67
Semardari 87 Harsewakpur No.2 66
Kharaich Buzurg 86 Jangl Hakeem No 2 64
Bagranee 85
Bhilora Buzurg 85
Jangl Molahoo Kunwar 84

Workers profile

Gorakhpur has 31% (about 5.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 15% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 7% of total female population are main and 8% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gorakhpur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 31.3% 19.7% 11.6% 68.7%
Male 46.4% 31.7% 14.8% 53.6%
Female 14.8% 6.7% 8.1% 85.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Gorakhpur