Kerakat Tahsil, with population of about 6.6 lakh is Jaunpur district's the 2nd least populous sub district, located in Jaunpur district of the state Uttar Pradesh in India. There are 421 villages in the sub district, among them Marhi is the most populous village with population of 8931 and Chak Kasba is the least populous village with population of 22. Bhadeora is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 7 km2 and Chak Kasba is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Kerakat Nagar Panchayat; and Mahimapur Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 6.6 lakh people, among them about 3.2 lakh (49%) are male and about 3.4 lakh (51%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 28% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kerakat tahsil is 15%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 1 lakh households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 6.4 lakh) live in Kerakat Sub District rural part and 3% (about 19 thousand) population live in the Kerakat Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kerakat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 663,552 477,386 184,531 1,635 101,130
Male 323,945 231,972 91,156 817 52,932
Female 339,607 245,414 93,375 818 48,198

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kerakat

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Marhi 8931 Kerakat 13525
Rehati 7549 Mahimapur 5280
Behara 6970
Chandwak 6938
Hariharpur 6771
Nahora 5959
Naupur 5817
Narhan 5761
Newada 5592
Udaichandpur 5317

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 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1046 in Muslims are 1072.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kerakat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 663,552 615,249 45,049 753 76 1,007 29 15 1,374
Male 323,945 300,667 21,738 344 42 466 12 7 669
Female 339,607 314,582 23,311 409 34 541 17 8 705

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 5.8 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.4% which is -0.5% lower than male population growth rate of 13.9%. General caste population has increased by 12.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 1518.8% and child population has decreased by -11.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kerakat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.7% 12.3% 16.3% 1518.8% -11.9%
Male 13.9% 12.1% 17.9% 1502% -11.1%
Female 13.4% 12.6% 14.9% 1536% -12.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1048 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1058, in schedule caste is 1024 and in schedule tribe is 1001. There are 911 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 decreased by 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 17 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kerakat

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 4 -27 21 -17
2011 1048 1058 1024 1001 911
2001 1053 1054 1051 980 928

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kerakat

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Parbatpur 1625 Mahimapur 942
Rampur Sakara 1546 Kerakat 936
Khaliyabankat 1489
Chak Kasba 1444
Kasturipur 1426
Pikaura 1396
Majhili 1385
Itahara 1378
Bijhwar Sagar 1355
Thaur 1328

Literacy

Total about 4.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 2.3 lakh are male and about 1.8 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kerakat is 72%. 84% of male and 61% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 7% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kerakat

Total Male Female
Change 11.4% 7.0% 15.4%
2011 72.1% 84.2% 60.9%
2001 60.7% 77.2% 45.5%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kerakat

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Daudpur 93 Kerakat 81
Arazi Ailia 91 Mahimapur 80
Kharagpur 90
Chaktari 89
Bhimpur 89
Jarayat Patti 88
Umari 88
Hardasipur 87
Rudrpaur 85
Kop Khurd 85

Workers profile

Kerakat has 30% (about 2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 41% male and 20% female population are working population. 28% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 11% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kerakat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 30% 18.4% 11.6% 70%
Male 40.6% 28% 12.6% 59.4%
Female 20% 9.3% 10.7% 80%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kerakat

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Bhadeora 7.4 Kerakat 3
Nahora 7 Mahimapur 1.4
Behara 6.8
Marhi 6.6
Murki 6.6
Bagthari 6.3
Rampur Soiri 6
Rehati 5.8
Tarawan 5.7
Amhit 5.6