Raigarh Tahsil, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Raigarh district's the most populous sub district, located in Raigarh district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 138 villages in the sub district, among them Khairpur is the most populous village with population of 4953 and Sarbahal is the least populous village with population of 16. Natwarpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 28 km2 and Chitakakani is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Raigarh Municipal Corporation and Out Growth; Raigarh Municipal Corporation; and Kirodimalnagar Nagar Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (49%) are female. 66% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 18% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raigarh tahsil is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 73 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 53% (about 1.6 lakh) live in Raigarh Sub District urban part and 47% (about 1.4 lakh) population live in the Raigarh Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 307,513 203,015 48,000 56,498 40,101
Male 157,560 105,246 24,056 28,258 20,873
Female 149,953 97,769 23,944 28,240 19,228

Most populated Villages and Cities in Raigarh

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Khairpur 4953 Raigarh 150019
Patrapali 4287 Raigarh 137126
Chiraipani 3279 Kirodimalnagar 13102
Dhanagar 2855
Urdana 2752
Uchhbhithi 2605
Mauhapali 2299
Loing 2275
Gerawani 2219
Kolaibahal 2165

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 94% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 3% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 954 in Muslims are 873 and in Christians are 1011.

Religion wise population 2011 - Raigarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 307,513 288,825 10,079 6,342 1,431 313 342 30 151
Male 157,560 147,836 5,382 3,153 750 150 184 15 90
Female 149,953 140,989 4,697 3,189 681 163 158 15 61

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -15.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.6 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -16% which is -0.8% lower than male population growth rate of -15.2%. General caste population has decreased by -12.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -11.9%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -28.4% and child population has decreased by -26.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -15.6% -12.1% -11.9% -28.4% -26.1%
Male -15.2% -11.4% -12.1% -28.8% -24.9%
Female -16% -12.8% -11.7% -28% -27.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 952 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 929, in schedule caste is 995 and in schedule tribe is 999. There are 921 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 31 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -9 -16 4 11 -31
2011 952 929 995 999 921
2001 961 945 991 988 952

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Raigarh

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Badpali 1186 Raigarh 953
Lebda 1155 Raigarh 952
Deobahal 1143 Kirodimalnagar 749
Junwani 1140
Dhumabahal 1128
Salheona 1115
Mauhapali 1111
Chitakakani 1110
Nawagaon 1102
Kosamnara 1093

Literacy

Total about 2.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 97 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raigarh is 82%. 90% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 9%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raigarh

Total Male Female
Change 5.9% 2.9% 9.0%
2011 82.2% 90.1% 73.9%
2001 76.3% 87.2% 64.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Raigarh

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Kari Chhapar 93 Raigarh 87
Khairpur 87 Raigarh 87
Chitakakani 86 Kirodimalnagar 85
Chiraipani 85
Adbahal 85
Shankarboga 84
Patrapali 84
Sapanai 84
Dumarpali 84
Siyarpali 83

Workers profile

Raigarh has 36% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 16% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raigarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 35.7% 30.3% 5.4% 64.3%
Male 54.6% 48.7% 5.9% 45.4%
Female 15.9% 11% 4.9% 84.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Raigarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Natwarpur 27.9 Raigarh 33.7
Sambalpuri 11.7 Raigarh 33.7
Tilaga 10.8 Kirodimalnagar 2
Balbhadrapur 9.5
Bhagora 8.3
Mauhapali 7.4
Kachhar 7.3
Chakradharpur 7
Tarpali 6.8
Bayang 6.7