Saranga Census Town, with population of 6426 is Parajang sub district's only census town located in Parajang sub district of Dhenkanal district in the state Odisha in India. Total geographical area of Saranga census town is 10 km2. Population density of the census town is 648 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Saranga Ward No 01 and the population of Saranga Ward No 01 is 6426.

Nearest railway station is Talcher which is 9 km far from here. Kamakhya Nagar is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 36 km. District head quarter of the census town is Dhenkanal which is 71 km away. Bhubaneswar is the state head quarter of the census town and is 165 km far from here. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 1430 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 48°C and minimum temperature goes down to 10°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to 6426 people, among them 3573 (56%) are male and 2853 (44%) are female. 77% of the whole population are from general caste, 16% are from schedule caste and 7% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Saranga census town is 8%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are 1126 households in the census town and an average 6 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Saranga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 6,426 4,949 1,028 449 519
Male 3,573 2,759 548 266 284
Female 2,853 2,190 480 183 235

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Not Stateds which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 801 in Not Stateds are 708.

Religion wise population 2011 - Saranga

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 6,426 6,307 28 41 1 1 1 6 41
Male 3,573 3,501 17 24 1 1 1 4 24
Female 2,853 2,806 11 17 0 0 0 2 17

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 20.3% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 5343. Female population growth rate of the census town is 21.1% which is 1.5% higher than male population growth rate of 19.6%. General caste population has increased by 19.7%; Schedule caste population has increased by 12%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 53.8% and child population has decreased by -17.9% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Saranga

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 20.3% 19.7% 12% 53.8% -17.9%
Male 19.6% 18.9% 10% 57.4% -20.2%
Female 21.1% 20.8% 14.3% 48.8% -14.9%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 798 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 794, in schedule caste is 876 and in schedule tribe is 688. There are 827 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 9 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has increased by 52 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Saranga

Total General SC ST Child
Change 9 13 33 -40 52
2011 798 794 876 688 827
2001 789 781 843 728 775

Literacy

Total 5443 people in the census town are literate, among them 3151 are male and 2292 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Saranga is 92%. 96% of male and 88% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 7%. Male literacy has gone up by 3% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Saranga

Total Male Female
Change 7.6% 3.2% 13.2%
2011 92.1% 95.8% 87.5%
2001 84.5% 92.6% 74.3%

Workers profile

Saranga has 25% (1624) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 39% male and 9% female population are working population. 30% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 8% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 5% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Saranga

Worker (Among total population) Main Worker (Among workers) Marginal Worker (Among workers) Non Worker (Among total population)
Total 25.3% 18.5% 6.8% 74.7%
Male 38.5% 30% 8.5% 61.5%
Female 8.7% 4% 4.7% 91.3%