Raurkela Industrial Township, with population of about 2.1 lakh is Raurkela P.S. sub district's only industrial township located in Raurkela P.S. sub district of Sundargarh district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Raurkela industrial township is 99 km2. Population density of the city is 2124 persons per km2. There are 20 wards in the city, among them Raurkela Ward No 22 is the most populous ward with population of about 31 thousand and Raurkela Ward No 13 is the least populous ward with population of 2148.

Nearest railway station is Rourkela 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 110 km away. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the city and is 540 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the city is 1650 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46.2°C and minimum temperature goes down to 6.8°C.

Demographics

The city is home to about 2.1 lakh people, among them about 1.1 lakh (52%) are male and about 1 lakh (48%) are female. 67% of the whole population are from general caste, 14% are from schedule caste and 19% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Raurkela industrial township is 10%, among them 53% are boys and 47% are girls. There are about 48 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 210,317 140,974 30,315 39,028 21,778
Male 109,333 74,233 15,558 19,542 11,471
Female 100,984 66,741 14,757 19,486 10,307

Growth of population

Population of the city has increased by 1.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 2.1 lakh. Female population growth rate of the city is 3.8% which is 3.9% higher than male population growth rate of -0.1%. General caste population has decreased by -3.8%; Schedule caste population has increased by 19.2%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 12.4% and child population has decreased by -11.5% in the city since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 1.8% -3.8% 19.2% 12.4% -11.5%
Male -0.1% -5.4% 17.8% 10.2% -9.1%
Female 3.8% -2% 20.7% 14.7% -14.1%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 924 females per 1000 male in the city. Sex ratio in general caste is 899, in schedule caste is 949 and in schedule tribe is 997. There are 899 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 35 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 52 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total General SC ST Child
Change 35 31 23 38 -52
2011 924 899 949 997 899
2001 889 868 926 959 951

Literacy

Total about 1.6 lakh people in the city are literate, among them about 88 thousand are male and about 73 thousand are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Raurkela is 85%. 90% of male and 80% 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 up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Raurkela

Total Male Female
Change 1.9% 0.5% 3.8%
2011 85.5% 90.3% 80.3%
2001 83.6% 89.8% 76.5%

Workers profile

Raurkela has 33% (about 69 thousand) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 52% male and 12% female population are working population. 47% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 6% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 9% of total female population are main and 3% 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% 28.7% 4.3% 67%
Male 52.2% 46.6% 5.6% 47.8%
Female 12.2% 9.3% 2.8% 87.8%