Ambagarh Tahsil, with population of about 1.1 lakh is Rajnandgaon district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Rajnandgaon district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 151 villages in the sub district, among them Dhadhu Tola is the most populous village with population of 2181 and Chhui Khadka is the least populous village with population of 8. Mongra is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 8 km2 and Sirrabhatha is the smallest with 1 km2.

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

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.1 lakh people, among them about 53 thousand (49%) are male and about 56 thousand (51%) are female. 41% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 49% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Ambagarh tahsil is 12%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 23 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 91% (about 98 thousand) live in Ambagarh Sub District rural part and 9% (9889) population live in the Ambagarh Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Ambagarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 108,334 44,488 11,060 52,786 13,193
Male 52,780 21,944 5,410 25,426 6,620
Female 55,554 22,544 5,650 27,360 6,573

Most populated Villages and Cities in Ambagarh

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Dhadhu Tola 2181 Ambagarh Chowki 9889
Chilhati 2047
Kaudikasa 1835
Sangli 1734
Bihari Kalan 1679
Atargaon 1672
Dau Tola 1665
Mirche 1540
Karcha Tola 1491
Gundardehi 1452

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 90% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 6% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 4% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1055 in Buddhists are 1032

Religion wise population 2011 - Ambagarh

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 108,334 97,312 1,270 110 80 6,434 91 2,987 50
Male 52,780 47,347 639 51 45 3,167 40 1,469 22
Female 55,554 49,965 631 59 35 3,267 51 1,518 28

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 14.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 95 thousand. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.4% which is -1.6% lower than male population growth rate of 15%. General caste population has increased by 14.9%; Schedule caste population has increased by 17.8%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.8% and child population has decreased by -15.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Ambagarh

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 14.2% 14.9% 17.8% 12.8% -15.8%
Male 15% 16.4% 18.1% 13.1% -15.5%
Female 13.4% 13.5% 17.5% 12.6% -16.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1053 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1027, in schedule caste is 1044 and in schedule tribe is 1076. There are 993 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 14 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 6 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Ambagarh

Total General SC ST Child
Change -14 -26 -6 -6 -6
2011 1053 1027 1044 1076 993
2001 1067 1053 1050 1082 999

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Ambagarh

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Belargondi 1600 Ambagarh Chowki 1039
Halamitola 1400
Makke 1327
Bhurbhusi 1293
Jade Tola 1278
Hemal Kohda 1233
Khairi 1229
Tumadikasa 1213
Salhe Kusumkasa 1211
Katulwada 1188

Literacy

Total about 74 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 41 thousand are male and about 33 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Ambagarh is 78%. 88% of male and 68% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has decreased by -2%. Male literacy has gone down by -1% and female literacy rate has gone down by -3%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Ambagarh

Total Male Female
Change -1.8% -0.8% -3.1%
2011 78% 88.2% 68.3%
2001 79.8% 89% 71.4%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Ambagarh

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chhui Khadka 100 Ambagarh Chowki 87
Rainu Tola 96
Khora Tola 94
Belargondi 91
Ragho Tola 90
Boirdih 86
Mohad 86
Muleti Tola 86
Sirmunda 85
Pandri Tarai 85

Workers profile

Ambagarh has 56% (about 60 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 59% male and 53% female population are working population. 37% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 22% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 33% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Ambagarh

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 55.7% 28.2% 27.5% 44.3%
Male 59% 36.7% 22.3% 41%
Female 52.6% 20.1% 32.5% 47.4%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Ambagarh

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Mongra 8.5 Ambagarh Chowki 11.5
Araj Kund 8.1
Pateli 8.1
Mudpar 8.1
Bhadsena 7.4
Pandki 7.2
Durre Tola 6.6
Kuturghoda 6.5
Sangli 6.4
Bital 6.2