Golaghat Municipal Board, with population of about 42 thousand is Golaghat sub district's only municipal board located in Golaghat sub district of Golaghat district in the state Assam in India. Total geographical area of Golaghat municipal board is 7 km2. Population density of the city is 5736 persons per km2. There are 13 wards in the city, among them Golaghat Ward No 05 is the most populous ward with population of 6045 and Golaghat Ward No 11 is the least populous ward with population of 1291.

Nearest railway station is Golaghat which is within the city. Golaghat is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Golaghat. Dispur (guwahati) is the state head quarter of the city and is 288 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1301 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 38°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 42 thousand people, among them about 22 thousand (51%) are male and about 20 thousand (49%) are female. 95% of the whole population are from general caste, 4% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Golaghat municipal board is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 9646 households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Golaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 41,989 39,933 1,549 507 4,212
Male 21,513 20,476 785 252 2,236
Female 20,476 19,457 764 255 1,976

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 77% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 19% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 2% population all other religious communities contribute 2% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 946 in Muslims are 966 and in Christians are 994

Religion wise population 2011 - Golaghat

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 41,989 32,349 7,984 712 561 28 164 144 47
Male 21,513 16,627 4,061 357 286 14 78 68 22
Female 20,476 15,722 3,923 355 275 14 86 76 25

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 27% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 33 thousand. Female population growth rate of the city is 30.7% which is 7.1% higher than male population growth rate of 23.6%. General caste population has increased by 26.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 24.3%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 74.2% and child population has increased by 14.9% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Golaghat

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 27% 26.7% 24.3% 74.2% 14.9%
Male 23.6% 23.4% 18.9% 71.4% 17.9%
Female 30.7% 30.3% 30.4% 77.1% 11.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 952 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 950, in schedule caste is 973 and in schedule tribe is 1012. There are 884 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 52 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 49 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Golaghat

Total General SC ST Child
Change 52 50 85 32 -49
2011 952 950 973 1012 884
2001 900 900 888 980 933

Literacy

Total about 34 thousand people in the city are literate, among them about 18 thousand are male and about 16 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Golaghat is 91%. 93% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has decreased by 1%. Male literacy has gone down by 0% and female literacy rate has gone down by 1%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Golaghat

Total Male Female
Change 1.1% 0.6% 2.0%
2011 90.9% 93.3% 88.5%
2001 89.8% 92.7% 86.5%

Workers profile

Golaghat has 38% (about 16 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 58% male and 16% female population are working population. 51% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 7% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 3% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Golaghat

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 37.6% 32.5% 5.1% 62.4%
Male 57.8% 50.9% 6.9% 42.2%
Female 16.4% 13.2% 3.3% 83.6%