Dhamtari Tahsil, with population of about 2.8 lakh is Dhamtari district's the most populous sub district, located in Dhamtari district of the state Chhattisgarh in India. There are 139 villages in the sub district, among them Potiyadih is the most populous village with population of 4585 and Tumakhurd is the least populous village with population of 1. Chhati is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 11 km2 and Adekanha is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 3 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Dhamtari Municipality and Out Growth; Dhamtari Municipality; and Aamadi Nagar Panchayat.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.8 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (50%) are female. 75% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 17% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dhamtari tahsil is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 60 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 61% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Dhamtari Sub District rural part and 39% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Dhamtari Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dhamtari

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 279,833 210,895 21,670 47,268 33,767
Male 139,451 105,532 10,622 23,297 17,197
Female 140,382 105,363 11,048 23,971 16,570

Most populated Villages and Cities in Dhamtari

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Potiyadih 4585 Dhamtari 101677
Bhatgaon 4330 Dhamtari 89860
Chhati 4311 Aamadi 6600
Loharsi (Loharsing) 3992
Demar 3947
Kandel 3753
Mujgahan 3667
Ranwa 3223
Soram 3136
Tarsinwa 2787

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 95% 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 Jains are the third largest religious community here with 1% population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1008 in Muslims are 948 and in Jains are 950.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dhamtari

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 279,833 265,943 7,298 2,181 1,032 532 2,363 343 141
Male 139,451 132,432 3,747 1,062 507 249 1,212 172 70
Female 140,382 133,511 3,551 1,119 525 283 1,151 171 71

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 12% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 12.4% which is 0.8% higher than male population growth rate of 11.6%. General caste population has increased by 12.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 15.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 9.7% and child population has decreased by -16.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dhamtari

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12% 12.3% 15.1% 9.7% -16.2%
Male 11.6% 12% 14.2% 9% -16%
Female 12.4% 12.5% 16.1% 10.4% -16.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1007 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 998, in schedule caste is 1040 and in schedule tribe is 1029. There are 964 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 8 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 - Dhamtari

Total General SC ST Child
Change 8 5 17 13 -6
2011 1007 998 1040 1029 964
2001 999 993 1023 1016 970

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Dhamtari

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Harfar 1343 Aamadi 1013
Kotabharri 1265 Dhamtari 1005
Patoud 1208 Dhamtari 1001
Adekanha 1200
Mategahan 1161
Kisanpuri 1154
Kalarbahra 1152
Kodegaon Mal 1149
Chikhli 1147
Shakarwara 1146

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.1 lakh are male and about 90 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dhamtari is 82%. 90% of male and 73% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 5%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dhamtari

Total Male Female
Change 3.2% 1.3% 5.2%
2011 81.6% 90.3% 73%
2001 78.4% 89% 67.8%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Dhamtari

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Tumakhurd 100 Dhamtari 85
Adekanha 97 Dhamtari 85
Pahariyakonha 95 Aamadi 79
Singhola 90
Gagra 87
Bagtarai 86
Gopalpuri 86
Mujgahan 86
Pandri Pani (Jangalpara) 86
Parastarai 85

Workers profile

Dhamtari has 46% (about 1.3 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 55% male and 37% female population are working population. 49% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dhamtari

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.9% 37.7% 8.3% 54.1%
Male 55.4% 48.6% 6.9% 44.6%
Female 36.5% 26.8% 9.7% 63.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Dhamtari

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Chhati 10.9 Dhamtari 34.9
Kandel 9.6 Dhamtari 34.9
Tarsinwa 9.1 Aamadi 12.8
Potiyadih 9
Bagodar 8.3
Ranwa 8.1
Donar 6.7
Demar 6.7
Bhanpuri 6.4
Kurra (Irra) 6.4