Raurkela Municipality And Out Growth, with population of about 3.2 lakh is Raurkela sub district's only municipality and out growth located in Raurkela sub district of Sundargarh district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Raurkela municipality and out growth is 33 km2. Population density of the city is 9817 persons per km2. There are 41 wards in the city, among them Raurkela Ward No 33 is the most populous ward with population of about 15 thousand and Kulunga Industrial Estate & Other Colony Area (og) (ward 38) Ward No 38 (rural Mdds Code:385245) is the least populous ward with population of 1491.

Nearest railway station is Raurkela,panposh which is within the city. Rourkela is the sub district head quarter of the city. District head quarter of the city is Sundargarh which is 100 km away. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the city and is 480 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1650 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 3.2 lakh people, among them about 1.7 lakh (53%) are male and about 1.5 lakh (47%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 8% are from schedule caste and 15% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raurkela municipality and out growth is 11%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 72 thousand households in the city and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Raurkela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 320,040 246,290 24,337 49,413 35,489
Male 169,095 131,500 12,570 25,025 18,747
Female 150,945 114,790 11,767 24,388 16,742

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 82% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the city followed by Muslims which contribute 8% of the total population and Christians are the third largest religious community here with 7% population all other religious communities contribute 3% of the total population. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 882 in Muslims are 876 and in Christians are 1014

Religion wise population 2011 - Raurkela

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 320,040 262,440 25,978 23,557 4,051 140 538 3,087 249
Male 169,095 139,412 13,850 11,696 2,132 68 283 1,522 132
Female 150,945 123,028 12,128 11,861 1,919 72 255 1,565 117

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 42.2% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.2 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 45.5% which is 6% higher than male population growth rate of 39.5%. General caste population has increased by 29.5%; Schedule caste population has increased by 112%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 111.5% and child population has increased by 27.2% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 42.2% 29.5% 112% 111.5% 27.2%
Male 39.5% 27.3% 112.9% 108.6% 29.9%
Female 45.5% 32.2% 111.1% 114.5% 24.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 893 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 873, in schedule caste is 936 and in schedule tribe is 975. There are 893 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 37 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 40 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total General SC ST Child
Change 37 33 -8 27 -40
2011 893 873 936 975 893
2001 856 840 944 948 933

Literacy

Total about 2.5 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 1.4 lakh are male and about 1.1 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raurkela is 87%. 91% of male and 82% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the city has increased by 2%. Male literacy has gone down by 1% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total Male Female
Change 2.0% 0.6% 4.0%
2011 86.6% 91% 81.7%
2001 84.6% 90.4% 77.7%

Workers profile

Raurkela has 33% (about 1.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 53% male and 12% female population are working population. 50% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 3% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 10% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Raurkela

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 33.4% 30.9% 2.6% 66.6%
Male 52.9% 49.8% 3.1% 47.1%
Female 11.6% 9.6% 2% 88.4%