Barhaj Tahsil, with population of about 3.7 lakh is Deoria district's the least populous sub district, located in Deoria district of the state Uttar Pradesh in India. There are 265 villages in the sub district, among them Kaparwar is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Hata is the least populous village with population of 10. Bishun Pur Dewar is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 19 km2 and Parsia Chaubey is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Gaura Barhaj Nagar Palika Parishad.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.7 lakh people, among them about 1.8 lakh (49%) are male and about 1.9 lakh (51%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 18% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Barhaj tahsil is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 56 thousand households in the sub district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 90% (about 3.3 lakh) live in Barhaj Sub District rural part and 10% (about 36 thousand) population live in the Barhaj Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Barhaj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 369,994 294,107 64,941 10,946 54,649
Male 182,444 144,555 32,534 5,355 28,316
Female 187,550 149,552 32,407 5,591 26,333

Most populated Villages and Cities in Barhaj

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Kaparwar 10839 Gaura Barhaj 36459
Paina 10499
Bhagalpur 7264
Goura 6039
Bhaluani 5505
Parasia Dewar 5189
Serwaonbhanauli 4906
Sonari 4708
Mahen Babu 4294
Mail Bazar 3947

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 6% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1026 in Muslims are 1054.

Religion wise population 2011 - Barhaj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 369,994 345,067 23,021 372 46 50 26 14 1,398
Male 182,444 170,312 11,208 178 24 24 12 6 680
Female 187,550 174,755 11,813 194 22 26 14 8 718

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 9.4%. General caste population has increased by 9.6%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -1.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 35209.7% and child population has decreased by -13.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Barhaj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.7% 9.6% -1.5% 35209.7% -13.2%
Male 9.4% 8.2% -1.7% 29650% -12.8%
Female 12% 11.1% -1.3% 42907.7% -13.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1028 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1035, in schedule caste is 996 and in schedule tribe is 1044. There are 930 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 23 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 7 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Barhaj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 23 27 4 322 -7
2011 1028 1035 996 1044 930
2001 1005 1008 992 722 937

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Barhaj

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Maghhoua 1818 Gaura Barhaj 902
Budhiyapur 1522
Puradih 1500
Ghewara 1445
Kuin Chavar 1435
Tadiya 1431
Chakia Shukl 1349
Hardeora 1320
Dubauli 1316
Tilouli 1311

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.3 lakh are male and about 96 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Barhaj is 71%. 82% of male and 60% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 12%. Male literacy has gone up by 8% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Barhaj

Total Male Female
Change 11.4% 7.9% 15.1%
2011 70.7% 82.2% 59.7%
2001 59.3% 74.3% 44.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Barhaj

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Marwatia Chak 86 Gaura Barhaj 73
Bhikhi Barwa 85
Chhapra Gyan 85
Kund Mahal Urf Dhanya 84
Pipara Kot 83
Gardhouli 83
Gadhawa 82
Bharsara 82
Choubepur 82
Kaolani 81

Workers profile

Barhaj has 27% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 41% male and 14% female population are working population. 23% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 18% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Barhaj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 27.4% 13.7% 13.7% 72.6%
Male 41.1% 23.2% 17.9% 58.9%
Female 14.1% 4.5% 9.6% 85.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Barhaj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bishun Pur Dewar 18.9 Gaura Barhaj 8
Parasia Dewar 16.3
Parasia Kur 7.6
Marhawa 6.1
Narsihdar Bangar 5.6
Sonari 5.4
Baraka Gaon 4.7
Kaparwar 4.3
Markara 4.2
Serwaonbhanauli 4.2