Katghora Tahsil, with population of about 3 lakh is Korba district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Korba district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 107 villages in the sub district, among them Dhelwadih is the most populous village with population of 5355 and Ghorapath is the least populous village with population of 41. Jhingatpur is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 130 km2 and Bahanpath is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 5 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Korba Municipal Corporation; Dipka Municipality; Katghora and Chhurikala Nagar Panchayats and Durena Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (49%) are female. 64% of the whole population are from general caste, 12% are from schedule caste and 24% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Katghora tahsil is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 69 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 67% (about 2 lakh) live in Katghora Sub District urban part and 33% (about 100 thousand) population live in the Katghora Sub District rural part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Katghora

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 304,058 193,621 37,865 72,572 39,307
Male 156,211 100,521 19,383 36,307 20,304
Female 147,847 93,100 18,482 36,265 19,003

Most populated Villages and Cities in Katghora

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Dhelwadih 5355 Korba 140573
Jhabar 3818 Dipka 27158
Ranjna 3671 Katghora 22690
Jawali 3287 Chhurikala 8239
Arda 2119 Durena 5892
Batari 2099
Raliya 2071
Dongari 2033
Bhilaibazar 2020
Chakabuda 1938

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 945 in Muslims are 968 and in Christians are 950.

Religion wise population 2011 - Katghora

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 304,058 284,844 10,218 5,266 1,400 225 181 1,666 258
Male 156,211 146,473 5,191 2,700 747 93 90 830 87
Female 147,847 138,371 5,027 2,566 653 132 91 836 171

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -29.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -29.4% which is -0.6% lower than male population growth rate of -28.8%. General caste population has decreased by -7.1%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -3.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -59.9% and child population has decreased by -46.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Katghora

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -29.1% -7.1% -3.5% -59.9% -46.2%
Male -28.8% -6.7% -3.6% -60.4% -44.7%
Female -29.4% -7.5% -3.4% -59.5% -47.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 946 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 926, in schedule caste is 954 and in schedule tribe is 999. There are 936 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 53 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Katghora

Total General SC ST Child
Change -7 -7 3 22 -53
2011 946 926 954 999 936
2001 953 933 951 977 989

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Katghora

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Ghanakachhar 1190 Chhurikala 977
Saraisingar 1125 Katghora 975
Madwamahuwa 1120 Durena 937
Kanhyabhatta 1115 Korba 921
Salora 1115 Dipka 892
Pandripani 1114
Katkidabri 1110
Khodri 1097
Sonpuri 1093
Bhalpahri 1090

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.2 lakh are male and about 91 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Katghora is 80%. 89% of male and 71% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 19%. Male literacy has gone up by 15% and female literacy rate has gone up by 24%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Katghora

Total Male Female
Change 19.2% 14.6% 24.0%
2011 80.1% 88.8% 70.9%
2001 60.9% 74.2% 46.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Katghora

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Ghorapath 92 Dipka 90
Dhelwadih 88 Korba 82
Beltikri 86 Katghora 82
Jhingatpur 86 Chhurikala 81
Dudga 85 Durena 80
Jhabar 85
Chhindpur 83
Bhathora 83
Mudhali 81
Paun Sara 80

Workers profile

Katghora has 37% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 20% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Katghora

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 36.6% 28.3% 8.3% 63.4%
Male 52.3% 44.6% 7.7% 47.7%
Female 20% 11% 9% 80%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Katghora

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Jhingatpur 129.6 Korba 215.9
Ranjna 12.9 Katghora 18
Dhanras 7.3 Chhurikala 7.7
Jawali 6.9 Dipka 7.5
Arda 6.1 Durena 6
Dewari 5.9
Dongari 5.8
Batari 5.7
Lotlota 5.6
Singhali 4.7