Sohela Census Town, with population of 6917 is Sohela sub district's only census town located in Sohela sub district of Bargarh district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Sohela census town is 682 km2. Population density of the census town is 10 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Sohela Ward No 01 and the population of Sohela Ward No 01 is 6917.

Nearest railway station is Bargarh which is 25 km far from here. Sohela is the sub district head quarter of the census town. District head quarter of the census town is Bargarh which is 25 km away. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the census town and is 390 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1168 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 43°C and minimum temperature goes down to 5°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 6917 people, among them 3584 (52%) are male and 3333 (48%) are female. 71% of the whole population are from general caste, 20% are from schedule caste and 9% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Sohela census town is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are 1624 households in the census town and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Sohela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,917 4,933 1,373 611 735
Male 3,584 2,573 693 318 392
Female 3,333 2,360 680 293 343

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 93% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 7% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 936 in Muslims are 860.

Religion wise population 2011 - Sohela

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,917 6,447 452 10 4 0 0 0 4
Male 3,584 3,330 243 6 3 0 0 0 2
Female 3,333 3,117 209 4 1 0 0 0 2

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 930 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 917, in schedule caste is 981 and in schedule tribe is 921. There are 875 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town.

Literacy

Total 5161 people in the census town are literate, among them 2869 are male and 2292 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Sohela is 83%. 90% of male and 77% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Sohela has 43% (2966) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 61% male and 23% female population are working population. 52% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 9% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 12% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Sohela

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 42.9% 32.4% 10.5% 57.1%
Male 61% 52.4% 8.6% 39%
Female 23.4% 10.9% 12.5% 76.6%