Gaya Municipal Corporation, with population of about 4.7 lakh is Gaya Town C.D.Block sub district's only municipal corporation located in Gaya Town C.D.Block sub district of Gaya district in the state Bihar in India. Total geographical area of Gaya municipal corporation is 50 km2. Population density of the city is 9341 persons per km2. There are 54 wards in the city, among them Gaya Ward No 27 is the most populous ward with population of about 16 thousand and Gaya Ward No 21 is the least populous ward with population of 2700.

Nearest railway station is Gaya which is within the city. Gaya is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the city is 3 km. District head quarter of the city is Gaya which is 3 km away. Patna is the state head quarter of the city and is 120 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1090 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 45°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 4.7 lakh people, among them about 2.5 lakh (53%) are male and about 2.2 lakh (47%) are female. 90% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Gaya municipal corporation is 13%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are about 72 thousand households in the city and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Gaya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 468,614 421,769 46,264 581 62,389
Male 247,131 222,606 24,180 345 32,526
Female 221,483 199,163 22,084 236 29,863

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 21.6% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 3.9 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 22.4% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 20.9%. General caste population has increased by 21.2%; Schedule caste population has increased by 25.2%; Schedule Tribe population has decreased by -4.8% and child population has increased by 7.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Gaya

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 21.6% 21.2% 25.2% -4.8% 7.9%
Male 20.9% 20.7% 22.8% 13.5% 8.9%
Female 22.4% 21.9% 27.9% -22.9% 6.8%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 896 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 895, in schedule caste is 913 and in schedule tribe is 684. There are 918 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the city. Overall sex ratio in the city has increased by 11 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 18 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Gaya

Total General SC ST Child
Change 11 9 36 -323 -18
2011 896 895 913 684 918
2001 885 886 877 1007 936

Literacy

Total about 3.3 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.9 lakh are male and about 1.5 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Gaya is 82%. 87% of male and 76% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 5%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Gaya

Total Male Female
Change 4.2% 1.8% 7.1%
2011 81.6% 86.5% 76.2%
2001 77.4% 84.7% 69.1%

Workers profile

Gaya has 31% (about 1.5 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 15% female population are working population. 36% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 10% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 8% of total female population are main and 7% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Gaya

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 31.4% 22.9% 8.4% 68.6%
Male 45.7% 36.1% 9.6% 54.3%
Female 15.4% 8.3% 7.1% 84.6%