Chhuriya Tahsil, with population of about 1.8 lakh is Rajnandgaon district's the 4th most populous sub district, located in Rajnandgaon district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 216 villages in the sub district, among them Bholapur is the most populous village with population of 2357 and Gidhali is the least populous village with population of 5. Umarwahi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 20 km2 and Chitwa Konha is the smallest with 0 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 88 thousand (49%) are male and about 91 thousand (51%) are female. 49% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 43% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chhuriya tahsil is 13%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 36 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Chhuriya Sub District rural part and 3% (4509) population live in the Chhuriya Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chhuriya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 178,506 88,026 14,054 76,426 24,068
Male 87,651 43,639 6,903 37,109 11,983
Female 90,855 44,387 7,151 39,317 12,085

Most populated Villages and Cities in Chhuriya

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Bholapur 2357 Chhuriya 4509
Khobha 1878
Bamhni Charbhatha 1815
Gainda Tola 1801
Belargondi 1722
Chirchari Kalan 1714
Kumarda 1684
Charbhatha 1666
Salhe Tola 1658
Amgaon 1656

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 96% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 2% of the total population and Muslims are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1037 in Buddhists are 1062 and in Muslims are 993.

Religion wise population 2011 - Chhuriya

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 178,506 171,364 1,879 96 95 3,404 126 1,484 58
Male 87,651 84,132 943 51 56 1,651 61 728 29
Female 90,855 87,232 936 45 39 1,753 65 756 29

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -60.7% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 4.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -60.2% which is 1% higher than male population growth rate of -61.2%. General caste population has decreased by -72.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -71.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -5.7% and child population has decreased by -66.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chhuriya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -60.7% -72.8% -71.8% -5.7% -66.8%
Male -61.2% -73.1% -72% -5.2% -67.4%
Female -60.2% -72.5% -71.6% -6.1% -66.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1037 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1017, in schedule caste is 1036 and in schedule tribe is 1060. There are 1009 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 increased by 26 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 37 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chhuriya

Total General SC ST Child
Change 26 21 13 -9 37
2011 1037 1017 1036 1060 1009
2001 1011 996 1023 1069 972

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Chhuriya

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Jamnara 1515 Chhuriya 968
Jaitgudra 1256
Bakhru Tola 1254
Anko 1248
Khedepar 1246
Gidhwa Bhanwar 1214
Bicharpur 1213
Khora Tola 1212
Pathara Nawagaon 1211
Barbaspur 1192

Literacy

Total about 1.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 64 thousand are male and about 51 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chhuriya is 74%. 84% of male and 65% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by -6%. Male literacy has gone down by -5% and female literacy rate has gone down by -6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chhuriya

Total Male Female
Change -5.6% -5.1% -5.9%
2011 74.4% 84.3% 64.8%
2001 80% 89.4% 70.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Chhuriya

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chitwa Konha 100 Chhuriya 82
Bagnadi 91
Pathara Nawagaon 91
Patora 90
Rangi Tola 89
Jhithra Tola 86
Gwalindeeh 86
Tumdi Lewa 86
Gidarri 86
Jamnara 85

Workers profile

Chhuriya has 56% (about 1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 54% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 13% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 22% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chhuriya

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 56.1% 38.1% 18% 43.9%
Male 58.7% 45.3% 13.4% 41.3%
Female 53.6% 31.1% 22.5% 46.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Chhuriya

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Umarwahi 20.1 Chhuriya 6
Ban Nawagaon 11.5
Turregarh 8.6
Maharajpur 8.5
Belargondi 7.9
Chikhala Kasa 7.8
Khobha 7.7
Matiya 7.6
Shikari Mahka 7.1
Dharmu Tola 6.8