Kolayat Tahsil, with population of about 2.6 lakh is Bikaner district's the 5th least populous sub district, located in Bikaner district of the state Rajasthan in India. There are 209 villages in the sub district, among them Jhajhoo is the most populous village with population of 7574 and Kishnayat Budhan is the least populous village with population of 1. Beethnokh is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 276 km2 and Prithviraj Ka Bera is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 1 census towns in the sub district, those are - Kolayat (CT) Census Town.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 2.6 lakh people, among them about 1.4 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.2 lakh (47%) are female. 74% of the whole population are from general caste, 26% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Kolayat tahsil is 19%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 43 thousand households in the sub district and an average 6 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 96% (about 2.5 lakh) live in Kolayat Sub District rural part and 4% (9684) population live in the Kolayat Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Kolayat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 261,028 192,954 67,444 630 49,310
Male 138,124 102,126 35,668 330 25,900
Female 122,904 90,828 31,776 300 23,410

Most populated Villages and Cities in Kolayat

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Jhajhoo 7574 Kolayat (CT) 9684
Bangarsar 6865
Ranjeetpura 5559
Beethnokh 5480
Bajju Khalsa 5441
Khari Charnan 5413
Charanwala 5211
Godoo 5210
Gajner 4821
Diyatara 4656

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 91% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 887 in Muslims are 927.

Religion wise population 2011 - Kolayat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 261,028 238,013 21,450 67 1,064 5 262 6 161
Male 138,124 126,146 11,133 38 587 1 132 5 82
Female 122,904 111,867 10,317 29 477 4 130 1 79

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 25.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 26.6% which is 1.8% higher than male population growth rate of 24.8%. General caste population has increased by 25.1%; Schedule caste population has increased by 27.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 14.1% and child population has increased by 4.2% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Kolayat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 25.6% 25.1% 27.4% 14.1% 4.2%
Male 24.8% 24.2% 26.6% 12.2% 4.2%
Female 26.6% 26.1% 28.3% 16.3% 4.2%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 890 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 889, in schedule caste is 891 and in schedule tribe is 909. There are 904 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 13 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 0 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Kolayat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 13 12 12 31 0
2011 890 889 891 909 904
2001 877 877 879 878 904

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Kolayat

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Chak Beethnokh 1667 Kolayat (CT) 895
Sharah Gujarayat 1333
Sharah Karnet 1294
Chak No. 7 1174
Dand Khurd 1162
Sharah Thoomli 1102
Annewala 1077
Panwarwala 1074
Bhom Hemsingh 1070
Chak Saliya 1067

Literacy

Total about 1.2 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 77 thousand are male and about 42 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Kolayat is 57%. 69% of male and 43% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 16%. Male literacy has gone up by 14% and female literacy rate has gone up by 19%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Kolayat

Total Male Female
Change 15.8% 13.7% 18.4%
2011 56.6% 68.9% 42.7%
2001 40.8% 55.2% 24.3%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Kolayat

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Chak Bandha No.3 100 Kolayat (CT) 61
Sharah Kulera 100
Kishnayat Budhan 100
Sharah Thoomli 84
Puranwala 82
Mandal Rawalotan 80
Chhaneri 80
Hadla Rawalotan 77
Bajju Khalsa 75
Ganpatpura 75

Workers profile

Kolayat has 44% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 50% male and 37% female population are working population. 40% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 17% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Kolayat

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 43.9% 29.5% 14.4% 56.1%
Male 50.2% 40.3% 9.9% 49.8%
Female 36.8% 17.4% 19.4% 63.2%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Kolayat

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Beethnokh 275.8 Kolayat (CT) 5
Beekampur 176.5
Seora 171.6
Grandhi 143.8
Kheendasar 119.6
Jhajhoo 119.4
Barsalpur 118.8
Sanchoo 118.2
Ranjeetpura 103.3
Surjara 99.9