Machhlishahr Tahsil, with population of about 7.4 lakh is Jaunpur district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Jaunpur district of the state Uttar Pradesh in India. There are 504 villages in the sub district, among them Tarahathi is the most populous village with population of 8483 and Loharapur is the least populous village with population of 2. Tarahathi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and Chak Dost is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Machhlishahr Nagar Panchayat; and Mogra Badshahpur Nagar Palika Parishad.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 7.4 lakh people, among them about 3.6 lakh (49%) are male and about 3.8 lakh (51%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 23% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Machhlishahr tahsil is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1.1 lakh households in the sub district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 94% (about 6.9 lakh) live in Machhlishahr Sub District rural part and 6% (about 46 thousand) population live in the Machhlishahr Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Machhlishahr

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 736,209 568,818 166,766 625 111,054
Male 360,957 277,827 82,806 324 57,742
Female 375,252 290,991 83,960 301 53,312

Most populated Villages and Cities in Machhlishahr

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Tarahathi 8483 Machhlishahr 26107
Kariyanwa 7457 Mogra Badshahpur 20004
Bhiduna 6683
Babhaniyawan 5971
Faridabad 5617
Mathura 5514
Goraiyadih 5296
Sohansa 5173
Bhatahar 4919
Semari 4764

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 9% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1039 in Muslims are 1042.

Religion wise population 2011 - Machhlishahr

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 736,209 667,083 65,520 556 121 1,527 80 7 1,315
Male 360,957 327,084 32,091 292 64 736 40 2 648
Female 375,252 339,999 33,429 264 57 791 40 5 667

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 16.5% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 17.5% which is 2% higher than male population growth rate of 15.5%. General caste population has increased by 16.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.6% and child population has decreased by -13.6% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Machhlishahr

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 16.5% 16.1% 17.6% 0% -13.6%
Male 15.5% 14.7% 18% 0% -13.1%
Female 17.5% 17.4% 17.2% 0% -14.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1040 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1047, in schedule caste is 1014 and in schedule tribe is 929. There are 923 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 11 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Machhlishahr

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 24 -7 929 -11
2011 1040 1047 1014 929 923
2001 1023 1023 1021 0 934

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Machhlishahr

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jagarnathpur 2000 Machhlishahr 965
Mani Patti 1625 Mogra Badshahpur 942
Rajapur 1623
Chak Mubarak 1556
Haidarepur 1516
Imiliya 1514
Sultanpur 1512
Noorpur 1443
Jogipur Khas 1420
Tazuddinpur Khas 1415

Literacy

Total about 4.4 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.6 lakh are male and about 1.9 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Machhlishahr is 71%. 84% of male and 58% 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 - Machhlishahr

Total Male Female
Change 11.8% 8.3% 15.3%
2011 70.8% 84.4% 58%
2001 59% 76.1% 42.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Machhlishahr

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chaknaharmau 93 Mogra Badshahpur 83
Godhupur 88 Machhlishahr 77
Amepur 87
Bhatauli Duban 86
Kargail 86
Lewa 86
Rangawa 84
Mohanpur 84
Surtasapur 84
Dharamupur 84

Workers profile

Machhlishahr has 33% (about 2.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 42% male and 25% female population are working population. 29% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Machhlishahr

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 33.4% 20% 13.4% 66.6%
Male 41.9% 28.8% 13.1% 58.1%
Female 25.2% 11.5% 13.8% 74.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Machhlishahr

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tarahathi 11.4 Mogra Badshahpur 2.5
Karaudi 10.9 Machhlishahr 2.4
Tikara 10.1
Barethi 8.5
Thaloie 8.2
Katahit Khas 7.8
Fattupur Kalan 7.6
Kunwarpur 7.5
Bhiduna 6.3
Rampur Kalan 6.2