Degana Tahsil, with population of about 3.1 lakh is Nagaur district's the 5th least populous sub district, located in Nagaur district of the state Rajasthan in India. There are 199 villages in the sub district, among them Thanwala is the most populous village with population of about 13 thousand and Chak Chiknas is the least populous village with population of 6. Nimbari Chandawatan is the biggest village in the sub district with an area of 46 km2 and Chak Dhani is the smallest with 1 km2.

There are 2 census towns in the sub district, those are - Goredi Chancha and Jhagarwas Census Towns.

Demographics

The sub district is home to about 3.1 lakh people, among them about 1.6 lakh (51%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (49%) 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 Degana tahsil is 14%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 59 thousand households in the sub district and an average 5 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 95% (about 2.9 lakh) live in Degana Sub District rural part and 5% (about 16 thousand) population live in the Degana Sub District urban part.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Degana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 306,103 238,443 66,739 921 44,219
Male 155,555 121,248 33,847 460 23,379
Female 150,548 117,195 32,892 461 20,840

Most populated Villages and Cities in Degana

Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population
Thanwala 12857 Goredi Chancha 10655
Harsor 7911 Jhagarwas 5728
Alniyawas 6032
Bherunda 5676
Idwa 5665
Butati 5369
Sanjoo 5145
Degana 4906
Nimbari Chandawatan 4752
Dodiyana 4591

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the sub district followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 968 in Muslims are 965.

Religion wise population 2011 - Degana

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 306,103 283,351 21,996 105 13 8 433 0 197
Male 155,555 143,956 11,195 57 7 4 218 0 118
Female 150,548 139,395 10,801 48 6 4 215 0 79

Growth of population

Population of the sub district has increased by 15% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.7 lakh. Female population growth rate of the sub district is 14.9% which is -0.1% lower than male population growth rate of 15%. General caste population has increased by 13.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 18.6%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 241.1% and child population has decreased by -9.8% in the sub district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Degana

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15% 13.7% 18.6% 241.1% -9.8%
Male 15% 13.9% 18.1% 226.2% -8.8%
Female 14.9% 13.5% 19.2% 257.4% -10.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 968 females per 1000 male in the sub district. Sex ratio in general caste is 967, in schedule caste is 972 and in schedule tribe is 1002. There are 891 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 0 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 22 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Degana

Total General SC ST Child
Change 0 -3 9 87 -22
2011 968 967 972 1002 891
2001 968 970 963 915 913

Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Degana

Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Patniya 1233 Jhagarwas 952
Kalyanpura 1210 Goredi Chancha 946
Udiyas 1167
Khariya Khurd 1157
Itawara Bhoja 1143
Bamna Khurd 1120
Sindhlas 1112
Dagri 1098
Langod 1096
Kheri Champa 1091

Literacy

Total about 1.5 lakh people in the sub district are literate, among them about 99 thousand are male and about 56 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Degana is 59%. 75% of male and 43% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the sub district has increased by 6%. Male literacy has gone up by 4% and female literacy rate has gone up by 8%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Degana

Total Male Female
Change 6.0% 3.8% 8.1%
2011 59.1% 74.6% 43.3%
2001 53.1% 70.8% 35.2%

Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Degana

Villages Cities
Name Literacy Rate % Name Literacy Rate %
Suryanagar 76 Goredi Chancha 76
Mathaniya 75 Jhagarwas 69
Chardas 72
Chak Dhani 72
Khariya Kalan 72
Dagra 71
Mogas 70
Khariya Khurd 70
Kalyanpura 69
Khuri Khurd 68

Workers profile

Degana has 50% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 46% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 27% of total female population are main and 19% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Degana

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 49.5% 34.8% 14.8% 50.5%
Male 52.7% 42.5% 10.2% 47.3%
Female 46.3% 26.8% 19.5% 53.7%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Degana

Villages Cities
Name Area (Km2) Name Area (Km2)
Nimbari Chandawatan 45.9 Jhagarwas 9.5
Alniyawas 38.3 Goredi Chancha 4.6
Butati 38
Bherunda 36.9
Idwa 36.7
Harsor 34.6
Thanwala 34
Degana 26.9
Pundlota 25.2
Jakhera 24.3