Masturi Tahsil, with population of about 3 lakh is Bilaspur district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Bilaspur district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 171 villages in the sub district, among them Seepat is the most populous village with population of about 11 thousand and Salheghori is the least populous village with population of 13. Loharsi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 20 km2 and Hardadih is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3 lakh people, among them about 1.5 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (50%) are female. 58% of the whole population are from general caste, 29% are from schedule caste and 13% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Masturi tahsil is 15%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 67 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 2.9 lakh) live in Masturi Sub District rural part and 3% (8505) population live in the Masturi Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Masturi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 297,726 171,833 86,228 39,665 45,828
Male 149,980 86,449 43,831 19,700 23,422
Female 147,746 85,384 42,397 19,965 22,406

Most populated Villages and Cities in Masturi

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Seepat 11311 Malhar 8505
Gataura 7070
Loharsi 6888
Masturi 5928
Jairam Nagar 5293
Jondhra 4685
Darrabhatha 3862
Pondi 3674
Kirari 3635
Pandhi 3569

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 984 in Muslims are 965.

Religion wise population 2011 - Masturi

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 297,726 292,213 2,880 594 145 49 16 1,087 742
Male 149,980 147,269 1,466 280 71 25 9 538 322
Female 147,746 144,944 1,414 314 74 24 7 549 420

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 49.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 49.2% which is -0.3% lower than male population growth rate of 49.5%. General caste population has increased by 42.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 66.5%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 47.9% and child population has increased by 28% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Masturi

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 49.3% 42.3% 66.5% 47.9% 28%
Male 49.5% 42.4% 65.4% 49.9% 27.4%
Female 49.2% 42.1% 67.7% 46% 28.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 985 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 988, in schedule caste is 967 and in schedule tribe is 1013. 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 decreased by 2 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 10 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Masturi

Total General SC ST Child
Change -2 -2 13 -28 10
2011 985 988 967 1013 957
2001 987 990 954 1041 947

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Masturi

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Khapari 1191 Malhar 929
Kukurdi Khurd 1186
Salheghori 1167
Gobari 1134
Koharauda 1131
Chisda 1116
Hardi 1115
Amakoni 1115
Loharabade 1108
Semradih 1106

Literacy

Total about 1.7 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1 lakh are male and about 70 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Masturi is 68%. 81% of male and 56% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 13%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Masturi

Total Male Female
Change 7.6% 2.8% 12.4%
2011 68.3% 80.9% 55.6%
2001 60.7% 78.1% 43.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Masturi

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Pathartal 85 Malhar 62
Kuli 84
Masturi 82
Tharakpur 81
Seepat 80
Khapri 80
Nimtara 79
Kirari 79
Bhadaura 79
Betari 78

Workers profile

Masturi has 46% (about 1.4 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 41% female population are working population. 32% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 20% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 27% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Masturi

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.9% 22.6% 23.3% 54.1%
Male 51.3% 31.6% 19.7% 48.7%
Female 40.5% 13.4% 27.1% 59.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Masturi

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Loharsi 19.7 Malhar 14.2
Gataura 18.2
Seepat 16
Jewara 10.6
Bitkula 10.4
Parsadabed 9.9
Okhar 9.9
Jondhra 9.7
Chilhati 9.2
Kaudiya 8.7