Balod Tahsil, with population of about 1.3 lakh is Durg district's the 3rd least populous sub district, located in Durg district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 91 villages in the sub district, among them Latabor is the most populous village with population of 2808 and Balod is the least populous village with population of 5. Barahi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 8 km2 and Aorabhatha is the smallest with 0 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Balod Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.3 lakh people, among them about 62 thousand (49%) are male and about 63 thousand (51%) are female. 67% of the whole population are from general caste, 7% are from schedule caste and 26% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balod tahsil is 11%, among them 50% are boys and 50% are girls. There are about 27 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 81% (about 1 lakh) live in Balod Sub District rural part and 19% (about 24 thousand) population live in the Balod Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balod

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 125,407 84,048 8,619 32,740 14,078
Male 62,058 41,955 4,207 15,896 7,082
Female 63,349 42,093 4,412 16,844 6,996

Most populated Villages and Cities in Balod

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Latabor 2808 Balod 23648
Karahibhadar 2784
Jhalmala 2734
Taroud 2604
Newari Kalan 2603
Nipani 2555
Baghmara 2452
Hirapur 2020
Limora 1931
Dewar Bhat 1917

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1020

Religion wise population 2011 - Balod

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 125,407 119,675 1,758 329 113 361 996 2,093 82
Male 62,058 59,236 895 163 57 175 501 987 44
Female 63,349 60,439 863 166 56 186 495 1,106 38

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has decreased by -53.4% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is -53% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of -53.8%. General caste population has decreased by -40.3%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -57.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -69.7% and child population has decreased by -65.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balod

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total -53.4% -40.3% -57.8% -69.7% -65.1%
Male -53.8% -41% -58.7% -70% -65%
Female -53% -39.7% -56.8% -69.3% -65.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1021 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1003, in schedule caste is 1049 and in schedule tribe is 1060. There are 988 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 17 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 5 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balod

Total General SC ST Child
Change 17 21 46 26 -5
2011 1021 1003 1049 1060 988
2001 1004 982 1003 1034 993

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Balod

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Balod 1500 Balod 1004
Salhe Tola 1239
Aorabhatha 1203
Khairwahi 1146
Pakur Bhat 1144
Parsoda 1138
Dengrapar 1134
Semhakona 1115
Londi 1112
Parsada 1109

Literacy

Total about 91 thousand people in the sub district are literate, among them about 50 thousand are male and about 42 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balod is 82%. 90% of male and 74% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balod

Total Male Female
Change 4.3% 2.2% 6.6%
2011 81.9% 90.5% 73.7%
2001 77.6% 88.3% 67.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Balod

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Balod 100 Balod 88
Admabad 100
Mujgahan 89
Nipani 87
Merkee 87
Latabor 86
Kharthuli 86
Rewati Nawagaon 86
Sundra 86
Khairwahi 86

Workers profile

Balod has 51% (about 64 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 57% male and 45% female population are working population. 48% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 31% of total female population are main and 14% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balod

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 51.4% 39.7% 11.7% 48.6%
Male 57.4% 48.3% 9.2% 42.6%
Female 45.4% 31.3% 14.1% 54.6%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Balod

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Barahi 8.4 Balod 4.6
Dewar Bhat 7.3
Latabor 7.2
Sankara (J) 6.4
Nipani 6.1
Limora 6.1
Balod 6
Jagnnathpur 5.8
Narra 5.4
Parsada 5.2