Chohtan Village, with population of about 12 thousand is Chohtan sub district's the most populous village, located in Chohtan sub district of Barmer district in the state Rajasthan in India. Total geographical area of Chohtan village is 34 km2 and it is the 11th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 370 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Barmer and distance from Chohtan village to Barmer is 48 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Chohtan village is 344702. Chohtan is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 5 km. District head quarter of the village is Barmer which is 48 km away. 4.55 square kilometer (14%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.

Demographics

The village is home to about 12 thousand people, among them 6603 (53%) are male and 5862 (47%) are female. 79% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Chohtan village is 17%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 2282 households in the village and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Chohtan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 12,465 9,879 2,460 126 2,075
Male 6,603 5,197 1,336 70 1,101
Female 5,862 4,682 1,124 56 974

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 2.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the village is 6.1% which is 6.4% higher than male population growth rate of -0.3%. General caste population has decreased by -0%; Schedule caste population has increased by 20.8%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -45.5% and child population has decreased by -10.1% in the village since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Chohtan

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 2.6% -0% 20.8% -45.5% -10.1%
Male -0.3% -3.7% 22.6% -48.9% -11.4%
Female 6.1% 4.4% 18.7% -40.4% -8.5%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 888 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 901, in schedule caste is 841 and in schedule tribe is 800. There are 885 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has increased by 54 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 28 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Chohtan

Total General SC ST Child
Change 54 70 -28 114 28
2011 888 901 841 800 885
2001 834 831 869 686 857

Literacy

Total 6588 people in the village are literate, among them 4130 are male and 2458 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Chohtan is 63%. 75% of male and 50% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by -2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 6%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Chohtan

Total Male Female
Change 1.3% -1.8% 6.2%
2011 63.4% 75.1% 50.3%
2001 62.1% 76.9% 44.1%

Workers profile

Chohtan has 36% (4462) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 19% female population are working population. 46% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 5% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Chohtan

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 35.8% 28.1% 7.7% 64.2%
Male 51% 45.7% 5.3% 49%
Female 18.7% 8.4% 10.4% 81.3%