Balaghat Tahsil, with population of about 2.7 lakh is Balaghat district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Balaghat district of the state Madhya Pradesh in India. There are 156 villages in the sub district, among them Hatta is the most populous village with population of 5259 and Kokama is the least populous village with population of 10. Magardarra is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 14 km2 and Durenda Ryt. is the smallest with 0 km2.

There are 4 cities in the sub district which comes under the sub district administration, those are - Balaghat Municipality; Bharveli, Kosmi and Hirapur Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.7 lakh people, among them about 1.3 lakh (50%) are male and about 1.4 lakh (50%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 14% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Balaghat tahsil is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 61 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 59% (about 1.6 lakh) live in Balaghat Sub District rural part and 41% (about 1.1 lakh) population live in the Balaghat Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Balaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 269,352 207,776 22,609 38,967 31,488
Male 133,692 103,556 11,103 19,033 16,110
Female 135,660 104,220 11,506 19,934 15,378

Most populated Villages and Cities in Balaghat

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Hatta 5259 Balaghat 84261
Linga 3930 Bharveli 10357
Naitra 3867 Kosmi 8970
Kumhari 3837 Hirapur 6315
Bagdara 3516
Lamta 3464
Awlajhari 3049
Gonglai 2893
Samnapur 2721
Khodseoni 2674

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 85% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 5% of the total population and Buddhists are the third largest religious community here with 5% population all other religious communities contribute 5% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 1012 in Muslims are 1006 and in Buddhists are 1034

Religion wise population 2011 - Balaghat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 269,352 230,250 13,174 1,123 509 12,736 2,760 8,108 692
Male 133,692 114,462 6,567 535 257 6,261 1,390 3,927 293
Female 135,660 115,788 6,607 588 252 6,475 1,370 4,181 399

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.4 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 15% which is 2.4% higher than male population growth rate of 12.6%. General caste population has increased by 13.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 14.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 16.3% and child population has decreased by -6.3% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Balaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.8% 13.3% 14.2% 16.3% -6.3%
Male 12.6% 12.1% 13.3% 15.3% -5.2%
Female 15% 14.6% 15.1% 17.3% -7.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1015 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1006, in schedule caste is 1036 and in schedule tribe is 1047. There are 955 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 21 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 23 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Balaghat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 21 22 17 17 -23
2011 1015 1006 1036 1047 955
2001 994 984 1019 1030 978

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Balaghat

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Umardauni 1333 Bharveli 1021
Sonpuri 1320 Kosmi 997
Korthitola 1269 Balaghat 989
Durenda Mal. 1211 Hirapur 965
Meira 1204
Pipartola 1181
Bijapuri 1167
Talabodi 1167
Kota 1161
Thema 1161

Literacy

Total about 2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1 lakh are male and about 91 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Balaghat is 82%. 89% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 10%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Balaghat

Total Male Female
Change 6.3% 3.3% 9.7%
2011 82.3% 89.1% 75.8%
2001 76% 85.8% 66.1%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Balaghat

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Nawegaon 88 Balaghat 91
Kanhadgaon 88 Bharveli 84
Laweri 88 Hirapur 84
Sakri 87 Kosmi 82
Changotola 86
Bhatera 86
Bhanpur 86
Awlajhari 85
Bhamodi 85
Ghangharia 85

Workers profile

Balaghat has 45% (about 1.2 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 56% male and 35% female population are working population. 45% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 20% of total female population are main and 15% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Balaghat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 45.3% 32.1% 13.2% 54.7%
Male 55.7% 44.6% 11% 44.3%
Female 35.1% 19.8% 15.4% 64.9%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Balaghat

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Magardarra 14 Balaghat 18.2
Kategaon 13.4 Bharveli 4.3
Budhiyagaon 11.1 Hirapur 3.4
Hatta 11 Kosmi 0.6
Jhurmur (Pratappur) 11
Bhalewada 9.4
Titwa 9.1
Ratta 8.8
Ghunadi 8.7
Dhansuwa 8.6