Nokha Tahsil, with population of about 4.4 lakh is Bikaner district's the 2nd most populous sub district, located in Bikaner district of the state Rajasthan in India. There are 145 villages in the sub district, among them Panchoo is the most populous village with population of about 17 thousand and Bhom Kirtasar is the least populous village with population of 4. Panchoo is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 173 km2 and Bhom Kirtasar is the smallest with 1 km2.

There is only one city in the sub district that comes under the sub district administration which is Nokha (M) Municipality.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 4.4 lakh people, among them about 2.3 lakh (52%) are male and about 2.1 lakh (48%) are female. 78% of the whole population are from general caste, 22% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Nokha tahsil is 19%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 66 thousand households in the sub district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 86% (about 3.7 lakh) live in Nokha Sub District rural part and 14% (about 63 thousand) population live in the Nokha Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Nokha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 436,876 340,723 95,751 402 83,635
Male 229,110 178,436 50,482 192 43,993
Female 207,766 162,287 45,269 210 39,642

Most populated Villages and Cities in Nokha

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Panchoo 17370 Nokha (M) 62699
Jasrasar 13418
Sarunda 10375
Kakkoo 8023
Jangloo 7735
Rora 7575
Kakra 7561
Soor Pura 6881
Badhnoo 6846
Mainsar 6264

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 906 in Muslims are 915.

Religion wise population 2011 - Nokha

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 436,876 423,861 8,041 79 58 10 4,503 12 312
Male 229,110 222,371 4,199 49 29 5 2,271 5 181
Female 207,766 201,490 3,842 30 29 5 2,232 7 131

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 32.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 32.4% which is -0.7% lower than male population growth rate of 33.1%. General caste population has increased by 30.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 42.1%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 255.8% and child population has increased by 12.1% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Nokha

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32.8% 30.3% 42.1% 255.8% 12.1%
Male 33.1% 30.5% 43% 178.3% 13.6%
Female 32.4% 30% 41.2% 377.3% 10.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 907 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 909, in schedule caste is 897 and in schedule tribe is 1094. There are 901 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 5 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 26 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Nokha

Total General SC ST Child
Change -5 -4 -11 456 -26
2011 907 909 897 1094 901
2001 912 913 908 638 927

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Nokha

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Sharah Kalasar 1132 Nokha (M) 928
Shri Hanumanpura 1075
Nimdiyasar 1062
Moolwas 1036
Jagrampura 1031
Bhom Bilniyasar 1024
Tant 1018
Sharah Teliya 1010
Nokhamandi (Rural) 1000
Sharah Manaksar 984

Literacy

Total about 2.1 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 1.4 lakh are male and about 78 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Nokha is 61%. 73% of male and 47% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 10%. Male literacy has gone up by 5% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Nokha

Total Male Female
Change 9.1% 5.0% 13.7%
2011 60.6% 73.3% 46.6%
2001 51.5% 68.3% 32.9%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Nokha

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Khara 83 Nokha (M) 77
Badh Kakara 78
Rasisar Bas Talriya 74
Moolwas 73
Beekasar 71
Sharah Kalasar 71
Lumbasar 71
Prahlad Pura 71
Kakra 69
Rora 69

Workers profile

Nokha has 43% (about 1.9 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 49% male and 35% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 19% of total female population are main and 17% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Nokha

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 42.7% 30.7% 12% 57.3%
Male 49.2% 41.8% 7.4% 50.8%
Female 35.5% 18.5% 17% 64.5%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Nokha

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Panchoo 173.5 Nokha (M) 11.2
Sarunda 120.1
Jasrasar 107.4
Bhadla 85.5
Nathoosar 84.7
Dharnok 79.9
Jangloo 79.8
Kakkoo 74.6
Charkara 69.2
Dheengsari 69.2