Jalda Census Town, with population of about 16 thousand is Raghunathapali sub district's the most populous census town located in Raghunathapali sub district of Sundargarh district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Jalda census town is 1096 km2 and it is the biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 14 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Jalda Ward No 01 and the population of Jalda Ward No 01 is about 16 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Rourkela which is 12 km far from here. Lathikata is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 25 km. District head quarter of the census town is Sundargarh which is 119 km away. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the census town and is 525 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1191 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 9°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 16 thousand people, among them 7933 (50%) are male and 7856 (50%) are female. 37% of the whole population are from general caste, 10% are from schedule caste and 53% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Jalda census town is 12%, among them 51% are boys and 49% are girls. There are 3482 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Jalda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 15,789 5,805 1,614 8,370 1,829
Male 7,933 2,971 813 4,149 941
Female 7,856 2,834 801 4,221 888

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 76% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Christians which contribute 21% of the total population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 996 in Christians are 980

Religion wise population 2011 - Jalda

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 15,789 11,973 35 3,301 21 3 2 441 13
Male 7,933 5,998 25 1,667 10 2 1 223 7
Female 7,856 5,975 10 1,634 11 1 1 218 6

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 32% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 12 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 34.8% which is 5.5% higher than male population growth rate of 29.3%. General caste population has increased by 77.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 21%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 13.7% and child population has increased by 18.7% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Jalda

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 32% 77.7% 21% 13.7% 18.7%
Male 29.3% 74.3% 20.4% 10.5% 16.9%
Female 34.8% 81.6% 21.5% 17% 20.7%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 990 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 954, in schedule caste is 985 and in schedule tribe is 1017. There are 944 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 40 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 30 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Jalda

Total General SC ST Child
Change 40 38 9 56 30
2011 990 954 985 1017 944
2001 950 916 976 961 914

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 5924 are male and 4675 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Jalda is 76%. 85% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 4%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 7%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Jalda

Total Male Female
Change 4.0% 1.1% 7.3%
2011 75.9% 84.7% 67.1%
2001 71.9% 83.6% 59.8%

Workers profile

Jalda has 36% (5749) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 54% male and 19% female population are working population. 42% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 13% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Jalda

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 36.4% 27.6% 8.8% 63.6%
Male 53.7% 42.3% 11.4% 46.3%
Female 19% 12.7% 6.3% 81%