Forbesganj Community Development Block, with population of about 4.9 lakh is Araria district's the most populous sub district, located in Araria district of the state Bihar in India. There are 105 villages in the sub district, among them Rampur is the most populous village with population of about 25 thousand and Bhagchaura is the least populous village with population of 52. Aurahi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 19 km2 and Nijkulharia is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 2 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Forbesganj Nagar Parishad; and Jogabani Nagar Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.9 lakh people, among them about 2.5 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.3 lakh (48%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Forbesganj community development block is 20%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 98 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 82% (about 4 lakh) live in Forbesganj Sub District rural part and 18% (about 90 thousand) population live in the Forbesganj Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Forbesganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 486,120 403,012 76,761 6,347 97,036
Male 253,482 210,487 39,689 3,306 49,578
Female 232,638 192,525 37,072 3,041 47,458

Most populated Villages and Cities in Forbesganj

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Rampur 25407 Forbesganj 50475
Aurahi 16207 Jogabani 39281
Mirzapur 14498
Doria Sonapur 13744
Parwaha 10422
Khair Khan 9868
Haripur 9563
Pipra 9549
Hardia 9260
Dholbaja 9139

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 63% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 37% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 905 in Muslims are 940.

Religion wise population 2011 - Forbesganj

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 486,120 304,095 179,809 502 106 51 1,086 16 455
Male 253,482 159,599 92,690 273 61 44 554 9 252
Female 232,638 144,496 87,119 229 45 7 532 7 203

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 30% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 31.4% which is 2.6% higher than male population growth rate of 28.8%. General caste population has increased by 29.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 31.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 24.5% and child population has increased by 21.7% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Forbesganj

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30% 29.8% 31.3% 24.5% 21.7%
Male 28.8% 28.6% 29.8% 26.2% 21.8%
Female 31.4% 31.2% 33% 22.8% 21.6%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 918 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 915, in schedule caste is 934 and in schedule tribe is 920. There are 957 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 18 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 2 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Forbesganj

Total General SC ST Child
Change 18 18 23 -25 -2
2011 918 915 934 920 957
2001 900 897 911 945 959

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Forbesganj

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Bhagchaura 1080 Jogabani 924
Hathwa 1063 Forbesganj 903
Sukhirampur 1050
Asuri 998
Dholbaja 996
Hatpothia 991
Gadaha 989
Eidgah 986
Lahsunganj 981
Bhawanipur 979

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.3 lakh are male and about 87 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Forbesganj is 56%. 65% of male and 47% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 17%. Male literacy has gone up by 16% and female literacy rate has gone up by 20%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Forbesganj

Total Male Female
Change 17.4% 15.0% 20.3%
2011 56.3% 64.5% 47.2%
2001 38.9% 49.5% 26.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Forbesganj

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bhaghal Halia 90 Forbesganj 79
Shankarpur 81 Jogabani 63
Dumaria 77
Dhanpura 76
Potri 74
Bhagchaura 73
Lahsunganj 71
Dhanpura 71
Bhantabari 71
Halhalia 69

Workers profile

Forbesganj has 38% (about 1.8 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 26% female population are working population. 39% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Forbesganj

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 38% 25.6% 12.4% 62%
Male 48.6% 38.7% 9.8% 51.4%
Female 26.4% 11.3% 15.1% 73.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Forbesganj

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Aurahi 19 Jogabani 15.1
Mirzapur 17.7 Forbesganj 5
Rampur 15.5
Khair Khan 14.8
Parwaha 11.9
Ganj Bhag 10.7
Rahikpur Thila Mohan 9.7
Arraha 8.9
Doria Sonapur 8.6
Khawaspur 8.6