Rajnandgaon Tahsil, with population of about 3.6 lakh is Rajnandgaon district's the most populous sub district, located in Rajnandgaon district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 162 villages in the sub district, among them Tendesara is the most populous village with population of 4929 and Manpur is the least populous village with population of 249. Ghumka is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 13 km2 and Kusmi is the smallest with 1 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Rajnandgaon Municipal Corporation.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.6 lakh people, among them about 1.8 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.8 lakh (50%) are female. 81% of the whole population are from general caste, 13% are from schedule caste and 6% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Rajnandgaon tahsil is 13%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 76 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 55% (about 2 lakh) live in Rajnandgaon Sub District rural part and 45% (about 1.6 lakh) population live in the Rajnandgaon Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 363,352 295,184 45,587 22,581 46,828
Male 182,141 148,585 22,491 11,065 23,589
Female 181,211 146,599 23,096 11,516 23,239

Most populated Villages and Cities in Rajnandgaon

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Tendesara 4929 Rajnandgaon 163114
Ghumka 4076
Singhola 3967
Surgi 3251
Anjora 3105
Bharregaon 3057
Uparwah 2890
Somni 2857
Patewa 2739
Sankra 2577

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 92% 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 Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 995 in Muslims are 972 and in Buddhists are 1044

Religion wise population 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 363,352 335,307 10,574 2,086 1,958 7,907 5,030 357 133
Male 182,141 168,065 5,363 1,024 1,021 3,868 2,566 172 62
Female 181,211 167,242 5,211 1,062 937 4,039 2,464 185 71

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -20.1% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -20.7% which is -1.3% lower than male population growth rate of -19.4%. General caste population has decreased by -8.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -8.5%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -72.1% and child population has decreased by -35.5% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -20.1% -8.8% -8.5% -72.1% -35.5%
Male -19.4% -8.4% -8.7% -71.7% -35.9%
Female -20.7% -9.2% -8.3% -72.5% -35.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 995 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 987, in schedule caste is 1027 and in schedule tribe is 1041. There are 985 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 16 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 13 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total General SC ST Child
Change -16 -9 4 -28 13
2011 995 987 1027 1041 985
2001 1011 996 1023 1069 972

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Rajnandgaon

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Dewada 1177 Rajnandgaon 991
Bihawbod 1171
Bargahi 1167
Jogidalli 1156
Manpur 1147
Dumardeeh Khurd 1146
Chaweli 1125
Baiga Tola 1122
Kauhakuda 1115
Bhedra Nawagaon 1111

Literacy

Total about 2.6 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.4 lakh are male and about 1.2 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Rajnandgaon is 82%. 89% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone up by 3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Rajnandgaon

Total Male Female
Change 1.7% -0.1% 3.3%
2011 81.7% 89.3% 74%
2001 80% 89.4% 70.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Rajnandgaon

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Mohaba 90 Rajnandgaon 87
Riwagahan 89
Tendesara 86
Barga 86
Kusmi 86
Sundra 86
Ranitarai 85
Alikhunta 85
Dhodiya 85
Maharajpur 84

Workers profile

Rajnandgaon has 45% (about 1.6 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 34% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 25% of total female population are main and 9% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Rajnandgaon

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 44.8% 37.9% 6.9% 55.2%
Male 55.3% 50.4% 4.9% 44.7%
Female 34.3% 25.4% 8.9% 65.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Rajnandgaon

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Ghumka 13.3 Rajnandgaon 76.1
Patewa 12.4
Uparwah 11.1
Baghera 9.8
Joratarai 9.4
Bijetala 9.4
Sankra 9.3
Singhola 9
Bharregaon 8.2
Renga Kathera 8