Kirnapur Tahsil, with population of about 1.8 lakh is Balaghat district's the 6th least populous sub district, located in Balaghat district of the state Madhya Pradesh in India. There are 131 villages in the sub district, among them Hirri is the most populous village with population of 4058 and Kothiatola is the least populous village with population of 45. Kuwagondi is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 15 km2 and Chatrutola is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kirnapur Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 1.8 lakh people, among them about 87 thousand (50%) are male and about 89 thousand (50%) are female. 84% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 8% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kirnapur tahsil is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are about 39 thousand households in the sub district and an average 4 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 97% (about 1.7 lakh) live in Kirnapur Sub District rural part and 3% (6137) population live in the Kirnapur Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kirnapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 175,890 147,992 14,103 13,795 21,394
Male 87,123 73,446 6,971 6,706 11,011
Female 88,767 74,546 7,132 7,089 10,383

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kirnapur

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Hirri 4058 Kirnapur 6137
Kandri Kalan 3752
Seoti 3553
Rajegaon 3503
Khara 3461
Mohgaon Khurd 2920
Nakshi 2840
Bamhangaon 2715
Deogaon 2534
Murri 2474

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Buddhists which contribute 5% 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 1019 in Buddhists are 1025 and in Muslims are 1004.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kirnapur

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 175,890 163,093 1,633 208 35 9,238 26 1,500 157
Male 87,123 80,796 815 101 20 4,563 17 732 79
Female 88,767 82,297 818 107 15 4,675 9 768 78

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 13.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 1.5 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 13.5% which is -0.8% lower than male population growth rate of 14.3%. General caste population has increased by 14.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 5.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 15.6% and child population has decreased by -10.4% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kirnapur

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13.9% 14.7% 5.2% 15.6% -10.4%
Male 14.3% 14.9% 7% 15.8% -9.6%
Female 13.5% 14.4% 3.6% 15.4% -11.3%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1019 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 1015, in schedule caste is 1023 and in schedule tribe is 1057. There are 943 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 7 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 19 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kirnapur

Total General SC ST Child
Change -7 -4 -34 -3 -19
2011 1019 1015 1023 1057 943
2001 1026 1019 1057 1060 962

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kirnapur

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Menthra 1246 Kirnapur 1017
Okasi 1188
Morwahi 1165
Dahegadhwa 1161
Batana 1157
Bhagatpur 1156
Dhoriya Paraswada 1156
Kothiatola 1143
Bhakkutola 1143
Sirri 1133

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 65 thousand are male and about 54 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kirnapur is 77%. 86% of male and 69% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 11%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kirnapur

Total Male Female
Change 7.7% 3.9% 11.3%
2011 77.3% 85.8% 69%
2001 69.6% 81.9% 57.7%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kirnapur

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Rajegaon 91 Kirnapur 87
Dharapuri 89
Digoda 89
Mangoli Kalan 87
Kaneri 87
Changera 86
Mohgaon Kalan 86
Saleteka 86
Kandri Khurd 85
Katori 84

Workers profile

Kirnapur has 54% (about 94 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 49% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 12% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 29% of total female population are main and 20% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kirnapur

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 53.6% 37.7% 15.9% 46.4%
Male 58.3% 46.4% 11.9% 41.7%
Female 48.9% 29.1% 19.8% 51.1%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kirnapur

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Kuwagondi 15.3 Kirnapur 6.2
Dongargaon 14.1
Kunde 14
Sitapara 14
Kasangi 12.7
Kandri Kalan 10.8
Kalkatta 10.2
Batana 10.1
Bodal Jhola 10
Salhe 9.4