Araria Community Development Block, with population of about 4.7 lakh is Araria district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Araria district of the state Bihar in India. There are 81 villages in the sub district, among them Rampur Mohanpur is the most populous village with population of about 22 thousand and Kismat Jamua is the least populous village with population of 40. Rampur Mohanpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 15 km2 and Milik is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.7 lakh people, among them about 2.4 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.2 lakh (48%) are female. 91% of the whole population are from general caste, 9% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Araria community development block is 21%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 94 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 83% (about 3.9 lakh) live in Araria Sub District rural part and 17% (about 79 thousand) population live in the Araria Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Araria

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 465,529 422,227 40,232 3,070 97,596
Male 242,547 219,926 21,036 1,585 49,989
Female 222,982 202,301 19,196 1,485 47,607

Most populated Villages and Cities in Araria

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Rampur Mohanpur 22367 Araria 79021
Baturbari 16497
Madanpur 15813
Tarauna 12923
Belwa 12900
Araria 12788
Rampur Kudarkatti 12743
Basantpur 12499
Bangawan 12214
Bansbari 11584

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 61% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Hindus which contribute 39% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 930 in Hindus are 903.

Religion wise population 2011 - Araria

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 465,529 181,581 282,173 700 35 21 484 7 528
Male 242,547 95,427 146,185 383 18 10 246 5 273
Female 222,982 86,154 135,988 317 17 11 238 2 255

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 30.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 31.6% which is 1.3% higher than male population growth rate of 30.3%. General caste population has increased by 31.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 26.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 44.9% and child population has increased by 23.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Araria

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 30.9% 31.2% 26.4% 44.9% 23.8%
Male 30.3% 30.5% 27.3% 42.9% 24.6%
Female 31.6% 32.1% 25.4% 47% 22.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 919 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 920, in schedule caste is 913 and in schedule tribe is 937. There are 952 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Araria

Total General SC ST Child
Change 9 11 -13 26 -13
2011 919 920 913 937 952
2001 910 909 926 911 965

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Araria

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Mirzapur 1123 Araria 875
Bishunpur 1120
Kochgawan 1027
Lodipur 1006
Kismat Jamua 1000
Tirhutbita 998
Farasat 995
Chanrarni 981
Lahtora 981
Gainrha 980

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 81 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Araria is 54%. 61% of male and 46% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 18%. Male literacy has gone up by 15% and female literacy rate has gone up by 20%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Araria

Total Male Female
Change 17.6% 15.3% 20.3%
2011 53.8% 60.9% 46%
2001 36.2% 45.6% 25.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Araria

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Phulbari 70 Araria 72
Salaigarh 63
Jamua 62
Belbari 62
Gelhabari 61
Diari 60
Gaigari 60
Bochi 59
Jitwarpur 58
Belwa 58

Workers profile

Araria has 36% (about 1.7 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 47% male and 23% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Araria

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.5% 23.2% 12.3% 64.5%
Male 46.8% 35.7% 11.2% 53.2%
Female 23.2% 9.6% 13.6% 76.8%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Araria

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Rampur Mohanpur 14.9 Araria 31
Madanpur 14.8
Tarauna 14
Bansbari 13.7
Rampur Kudarkatti 13.4
Haria 11.9
Saguna 11.7
Belwa 11.2
Sahasmal 10.9
Bangawan 10.5