Sohela Police Station, with population of about 1 lakh is Bargarh district's the 6th most populous sub district, located in Bargarh district of the state Odisha in India. There are 92 villages in the sub district, among them Sarkanda is the most populous village with population of 3326 and Jhakarpali is the least populous village with population of 115. Tungibandhli is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 10 km2 and Jhakarpali is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Sohela Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1 lakh people, among them about 53 thousand (51%) are male and about 52 thousand (49%) are female. 61% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sohela police station is 11%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 28 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 93% (about 98 thousand) live in Sohela Sub District rural part and 7% (6917) population live in the Sohela Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sohela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 104,566 63,447 20,789 20,330 11,479
Male 52,998 32,236 10,559 10,203 5,856
Female 51,568 31,211 10,230 10,127 5,623

Most populated Villages and Cities in Sohela

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Sarkanda 3326 Sohela 6917
Panimora 3128
Pandkipali 2667
Srigida 2540
Jatla 2518
Garbhana 2508
Jhar 2376
Grinjel 2231
Tungibandhli 1989
Chichinda 1841

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Christians which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 973 in Christians are 968.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sohela

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 104,566 102,857 578 913 28 17 11 2 160
Male 52,998 52,120 315 464 14 7 4 1 73
Female 51,568 50,737 263 449 14 10 7 1 87

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 10.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 95 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 10.3% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 10.4%. General caste population has increased by 8.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.7%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 8.2% and child population has decreased by -6.9% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Sohela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 10.3% 8.7% 17.7% 8.2% -6.9%
Male 10.4% 8.6% 18.2% 8.5% -7.9%
Female 10.3% 8.9% 17.3% 7.9% -5.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 973 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 968, in schedule caste is 969 and in schedule tribe is 993. There are 960 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 1 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 20 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Sohela

Total General SC ST Child
Change -1 2 -7 -5 20
2011 973 968 969 993 960
2001 974 966 976 998 940

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Sohela

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
kendbahal 1121 Sohela 930
Katharpali 1120
Dumerpali 1117
Muchbahal 1103
Tambimunda 1082
Gandpali 1078
Arjunda 1073
Ichhapali 1068
Damapali 1066
Badipali 1064

Literacy

Total about 71 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 40 thousand are male and about 31 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sohela is 76%. 85% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Sohela

Total Male Female
Change 10.7% 6.2% 15.3%
2011 76% 84.9% 66.9%
2001 65.3% 78.7% 51.6%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Sohela

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Bandala 89 Sohela 83
Barihapali 89
Beherapali 87
Jharai 85
Birjupali 84
Dumerpali 84
Ainlapali 83
Jhagadjhal 82
Brahminidihi 82
Sarkanda 82

Workers profile

Sohela has 54% (about 57 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 64% male and 45% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 15% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 12% of total female population are main and 33% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sohela

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 54.5% 31% 23.5% 45.5%
Male 64.2% 49.6% 14.6% 35.8%
Female 44.5% 12% 32.5% 55.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Sohela

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Tungibandhli 9.6 Sohela 681.9
Srigida 9.4
Garbhana 9
Pandkipali 8.7
Sarkanda 8.4
Panimora 8.3
Kudopali 7.7
Arjunda 7.2
Duanpali 7.1
Khairpali 7